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The following advice sheets provide information on how to improve the flood resistance of your home.
The sheets are designed to help you carry out the work yourself if you are skilled at DIY or a builder, and may be useful to you when working with builders and surveyors if you are unable to carry out the work yourself.
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Advice sheet 1: Identifying
How to identify if a property is at risk of flooding and the potential effects that it may have.
Advice sheet 2: How does floodwater
enter a house above ground?
Explains how floodwater can get into a house through the walls and around doors and windows.
Advice sheet 3: How can floodwater
enter a house below ground?
Explains how floodwater can get into a house through floors and foundations.
Advice sheet 4: Flood-resilient
Explains different types of walls, and provides guidance on how to reduce the flow of floodwater through them by sealing cracks, joints and brickwork and applying suitable treatment.
Advice sheet 5: Flood-resilient
windows and doors.
Provides guidance on inspecting the joints between doors (including patio doors) and windows and reducing the flow of floodwater through them.
Advice sheet 6: Flood-resilient
Provides guidance on identifying different types of floor and reducing the flow of floodwater through them, as well as removing floodwater from a property through the use of a pump and sump.
Advice sheet 7: Flood-resilient
Provides guidance on reducing the flow of floodwater through gaps in walls around services such as water and gas pipes; electricity, telephone and television cables; as well as heating, cooking and tumble dryer vent systems.
Advice sheet 8: Flood-resilient
sewers and drains.
Provides guidance on reducing flooding from sewers and drains, for example by using non-return valves, plugs, bungs and fixing drain covers.
02 August 2007