For many people living in more remote towns and villages the location and scenery are wonderful; rolling hills and natural surroundings as far as the eye can see. Unfortunately, it is these more remote, non-flat areas that are prone to flooding when the country experiences severe weather. While it is not possible to just lift homes up and out of the way, there are certain steps you can take to avoid a disaster. Whether you want to weather proof your home or stem the flow with wooden driveway gates, now is the time to act.
While bad weather is somewhat expected during the winter months, the widespread flooding that was recently experienced across the country is something that more homeowners need to prepare for to protect their homes. While it is almost impossible to protect your home entirely from severe rainfall and flooding, there are a number of steps you can take to counteract the elements.
Prepare for the Worst
If your home is likely to be affected by flooding, take steps now to ensure the damage is minimal in the future.You can opt to buy flood-proof doors and windows that act as a barrier, should water levels rise to a level that is considered damaging
You can apply waterproof sealant to the exterior of your home as an extra layer of protection
If you have wooden floors, seal them to prevent water rising or replace with a flooring that is less likely to be damaged
Our Top Tip
Landscaping your garden and driveway is a very effective way of ensuring water will be channeled away from your property.
Raise lawn areas around your house to create areas of your property where excess water can naturally flow away from your home, instead of inside. Thick bushes and shrubs can stem the flow of water, too.
Finally, by making use of wooden driveway gates along your garden walls, you will be able to protect your home from intruders, as well as having a means to slow floodwater from entering your property.
With the right finish and treatment, your wooden driveway gate can resist water damage and protect it from the elements. When severe weather strikes, this is extremely important as it will buy you and your family more time to protect your home and possessions before any further damage is done.