Experts in the waterproofing industry, Delta Membranes, launch their new Flood Resilience Brochure, explaining construction measures available to prevent or minimize flood water entering the building and damaging its fabric during a flood event and reducing the potential consequences where buildings are located in an area at risk of flooding.
It’s a valuable resource for home owners, architects, specifiers, planners, engineers and specialist contractors alike.
Whilst protecting a home from being flooded is not cheap, taking steps to protect your home from flooding may enable you to continue living in your home after a flood event and obtain insurance at a more affordable price.
Resistance and resilience measures can avoid the need to claim on insurance if you are flooded or reduce the value of any claim made. Insurers will take flood resilience measures into account when providing insurance to large commercial and public sector customers. For homeowners, specialist insurers will take account of resistance and resilience that are installed to reduce the effects of flooding.
Flood risk takes into consideration the harm that a flood actually causes. It is a combination of the probability (likelihood or chance) of an event happening and the consequences (impact) if it were to occur.
Being flooded is an appalling experience. Witnessing helplessly, as everything you have worked so hard for is thrown into a skip and the loss of precious sentimental items is completely devastating.
The misery of having to move out of your home and into alternative accommodation for months, sometimes years, has a far-reaching and long-term consequence.
A flood will take everything you have, including items of no value to anyone else.
The new brochure explores assessment of flood water entering into buildings, BS 85500:2015, Solutions and Delta’s Flood Resilient, Resilience and Recoverability Principles.
Flood Resiliency is not a single solution, concept or perspective. It’s an approach to changing the built environment.
View Flood Resilience and Recoverability Product Entry View Delta Flood Resilience Brochure PDF