Is your property at risk from flooding?
An easy way to find out if your property is at risk of flooding is to know if you live near to rivers or streams. If you have a stream at the bottom of your garden, this may make your home at a higher risk of flood damage.
This was the case with our Fleet projects; a stream running along the bottom of the gardens collapsed due to the impact of the flood and higher water levels, causing the river banks to collapse.What to do in an event of a Flood?
One of the first things you should do in a flood is to remove your belongings to a higher level or upstairs and try prevent the water from entering your property. Then contact your insurers to see if you are insured and what to do next. Do you contact builders yourself for prices or do the insurers organise the quotations? In the case of the Fleet riverbank reconstruction (as a result of flooding), the home owners contacted us to price for the works, then their insurer approved our price. Your insurer should be able to advise you on what to do next.
If you are concerned about your property's risk of flooding, contacting a qualified specialist to assess your property is a good way of preventing damage to your home. Surveyors and structural engineers can provide good advice on what you can do. We are happy to provide this service too. Further Information - Flood Damage Construction & Refurbishment Projects
The Environment Agency may need to be involved in the project. This is to ensure that the environment is protected and sustained to the best ability without damaging the wildlife and species, e.g. preventing damage to habitats. We endeavour to cause the least disruption to the environment in terms of people and wildlife. We try to undertake projects without causing noise and pollution.
A good website to look at: www.environment-agency.gov.uk
this will help you find out if your home is at risk of flooding and helpful information is provided to prevent flooding.