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Flood Proofing Your Home

If your home has plumbing fixtures or floor drains that are below street level, your basement can flood.

Water can enter your house in a number of ways:

Sometimes there may be no visible water in your basement, but it still might be damp. This page gives tips for preventing moisture from forming, as well as preventing water from entering your basement.

Flood Proofing Maintenance

These steps will help to prevent water from entering your basement and to keep moisture forming

Preventive and Corrective Measures

Start with simpler and less expensive measures


See these sites for more information about protection from flooding:

Disclaimer: The items listed on this page are merely summaries of the possible measures that can be used for floodproofing your home. For more information and specific how-to steps, consult with experts and check the websites listed.

Last updated Feb 21, 2018



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