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.