To avoid potential flood damage, homeowners should follow a few tips. Preventive maintenance is the first step in preventing flood, since preventing flood damage is ultimately easier than repairing damage. Hydrojetting drains is important and homeowners should invest in a battery backup sump pump in the event of a rain catastrophe. Installing backwater valves is another important preventive measure, which restricts storm water and sewage from backing up. Repairing basement cracks is also a critical preventive strategy, whether using polyurethane or epoxy. Ground slopes of the home should drain away from the house at 1 inch per foot of the slope; slopes that are out of this parameter should be re-graded. | Read More