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Comprehensive Flood Proofing Tips

This concept is an all-encompassing approach to ensure a dry basement. It involves taking action to keep water out. It includes the following:

  • installing proper eavestroughs, downspouts with extensions and splash pads
  • filling low areas around foundations
  • maintaining a sump pit and pump
  • installing a sewer backflow valve

Comprehensive flood proofing is the most thorough approach. It offers the best measure of protection from basement flooding. Cost is less of a consideration.

Remember, you must obtain a City of Regina Building Permit if you intend to install a backflow valve so that the City of Regina can inspect the work to ensure that the job has been done according to the Plumbing Code. A permit is not required for adding a sump pump.

CJME reporter Patrick Book produced this video on home flood prevention tips with Jay O'Connor Emergency and Businesses Continuity Manager.