There are lots of things you can do to prepare your home or business premises, so that if flooding happens the damage it causes is less extensive and less costly.
Which options are suitable for your property?
How you prepare for flooding will depend on several factors, including:
- whether your building is protected by a community flood defence
- where the floodwater comes from (for example a river, sewer, the sea, groundwater, rain), the likely depth of water and how much warning you'll get
- the structure and location of the building and the type of ground it’s on.
It is important to seek independent professional advice, for example from a surveyor or architect, to help you decide on the best options available for your property.