How Can You Protect Your Home from Storm Water?
Does your house have a stream, pond, or lake close by? Consider the flood potential and how it may impact your property. You can research local flood maps that will detail flood water levels for various storm events and their flood potential.
Surface storm water is not the only consideration for protecting your home. It is also important to assess the functionality of your whole home envelope system. Make sure that your house exterior is maintained, including roofing, flashings, weather barriers, windows, doors, and sealants.
While you cannot prevent all damage from stormwater runoff during large acts of nature, these steps can help protect your home when storms do hit.