PROTECT YOUR GARAGE FROM FLOODING
Flood is one of the most dangerous natural disasters. It can occur almost any time of the year. It happens when excessive water is collected in any area. It usually happens due to heavy rainfall. Some regions face flooding becomes more of a concern because of melting of snow and thunderstorm. In other reason, when there is a dam that breaks down. Whatever the cause may be, it is equally dangerous. It has a lot of harmful consequences.
When excess water accumulates around your home, your garage is one of the first areas that can get flooded, possibly causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Here are a few tips to protect your garage from flooding:
- Enhance Your Drainage
When the street gutters and drains are overwhelmed with flood water, your home is vulnerable to flooding. It is important to have adequate drainage on your property. Install French drains along your driveway that can transport excess water away from your home’s foundation.
- Check Your Foundation Around Your Driveway and Garage
Some cracks that provide a space for water to seep could make your home more vulnerable to flooding. Inspect your foundation for cracks and seal them with waterproof paint or a vinyl concrete patch. Call a professional if there is a larger crack.
- Replace Your Garage Door Weather-Stripping
Weather-stripping provides protection against water intrusion and helps maintain the temperature in your garage. The seal at the bottom of your garage door is enough to protect your garage against minor flooding.
- Install a Barrier in Front of Your Garage Door
Flood barriers around your property act as short dams that expand when in contact with water and help stop low-level flooding efficiently. Sandbags can direct water away from your home.
- Install flood vents
During a severe storm, the chance of flooding is increased and your garage door usually can’t withstand the force exerted by powerful floodwaters. Installing vents in your garage will make the draining process easier and faster in the unfortunate event that water does enter your garage.
Flooding in a garage is something we do not wish for but unfortunately, it can happen even when we prepare for the worst.
Don’t Forget to Talk to a Professional
Talk to a professional about more ways you can flood-proof your home. If you need a local restoration company that will protect your home and garage, Call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911. We have a 24/7 Hotline.