Advice on flood-proofing buildings
The height of the house surface from the ground
Damage to the floor is one of the causes of flood damage. You must raise the level of the house above ground level. So that the lowest level of the house is above the flood level. In flooded areas around the world, this is the most common method of structural reinforcement. As mentioned before, the pore is designed for this reason.
If possible, build a house on a tall. Some areas naturally do, but even if you can, the responsibility of building a home on a higher level is left to the engineers and experts concerned.
In some northern parts of the country due to the abundance of rainfall and the possibility of flooding, this rule is followed and houses are built at a distance from the ground. So the ground floor will not be damaged by floods and floods.
Waterproofing the floor of the building
During the recent floods, numerous videos were released showing how a multi-storey deteriorated building was loosened and collapsed without damaging its body. From these concrete examples, even without examining the causes of the demolition of the building, one can see the necessity of reinforcing the floor.
One of the most important measures to flood the building is to waterproof the floor of the building. Nowadays, they do this with the use of nanomaterials and even waterproof empty spaces and waterways.
Waterproofing and waterproofing different parts of the house helps withstand flooding. Even non-residential parts of the home should be built with moisture so as not to be seriously damaged by flooding. This requires specialized knowledge and must be delegated to the expert.
Get off the flood track
There is another solution that may seem funny in the first place, but it can save your life; if your home is in flood-prone areas and you know it is not flood-proof, even retrofit your home as much as possible. If you can’t do flood-proof building work, it’s better to move to a safer place that is not flood-proof or resistant to flooding. You should know that living in a dilapidated building puts your life at risk.
Installation on Inaccessible Input
In some areas close to the river, another approach is being considered to flood the building; impermeable gates are installed at the entrance of the building to prevent flooding into homes.
Using this solution eliminates one of the causes of the demolition of the building and has so far saved many lives and property against flooding. The use of non-permeable doors is very common in standard construction and greatly reduces the cost of post-flood reconstruction.
Restructuring homes and offices
Lawrence Waterhouse, a civil engineer, says we need to focus on resilience to flooding, not flood defense. This is not to deny the fact that it is helping us. We need to embrace reality and design our home and workplace to minimize damage. For example, install wall sockets and electrical sockets on the wall. New design in a standard construction builder enhances the safety of the building and is one of the key components of structural reinforcement.
FloodBlock are components used in standard construction that can be protected from flood damage by attaching them together and placing them in a convenient location for residential and commercial buildings. The foam used in the bottom of these pieces holds the water in place and prevents it from leaking.
Due to the simplicity and low weight of this system, it does not require any special training. The cost-effectiveness and high quality of FloodBlock make them more effective than sandbags.
Check pipe fittings
It is usually neglected in the case of flood-proofing of plumbing. Safe piping, however, is a must when considering standard construction. Have the plumber check the well cone and pump housing tank to make sure they are working properly and that they are not clogged.
Also ask about the possibility of installing a water recess valve; a water recess valve is a device that prevents water and municipal sewage from returning during heavy rainfall. One of the causes of building demolition in floods is this; especially in a dilapidated building this defect is more dangerous.
Iran is one of those countries where the risk of flooding is high and should consider ways to reduce the damage.
In addition to environmental impact and attention to vegetation, building retrofitting and structural retrofitting should be considered.
In the event of flooding of a worn out building that is not retrofitted, it is more at risk.
Solutions to address the causes of building demolition include elevating the building surface from the ground, waterproofing the floor of the building, and installing impermeable inlets.