How to Make Your House Flood Resistant

Is it possible to make your house flood resistant? Yes! There are different ways to protect your house from flooding and its after-effects.


First, learn how to water-seal the foundation of your home. Cover up all the cracks to prevent floodwater from getting through. Next, check your home’s drainage system to make sure that nothing blocks the system. Debris, dirt, and leaves may accumulate in the gutter preventing the water to pass through. Since most house insurances do not cover flooding, purchase a flood insurance policy. This will protect you in the event that flooding hits your home. When leaving in a floodplain or low area, elevate your house, your furnace, water heater and electric panels.