Ahead of the Storm New Ideas in Flood Protection

Weather-related flooding of homes in Texas is nothing new. Hurricanes and other heavy rainfall events have been damaging residential properties for decades. However, Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented 50-plus inches of rain heightened many homeowners’ concerns about their vulnerability to flooding. In addition, strong population growth has led to more housing in low-lying and coastal areas of the state. As a result, home flooding has become more commonplace in Texas. To reduce the chances of flood-related damage, potential new-home buyers can familiarize themselves with effective flood-resistant techniques and products before construction begins when implementation cost is lowest. Existing homeowners can benefit from discovering what methods and products are most effective in protecting their current residence against flooding. Click to read more at www.recenter.tamu.edu.