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Flood Protection

We encourage you to guard against spring melt in your basement. Here are some tips to help you stay dry:

  • Continue to clear ice and snow off your neighbourhood catch basin and make sure it is draining properly.
  • Move snow away from your home so it will drain away from the foundation.
  • Clear channels in the ice/snow to allow melt water to drain away.
  • Ensure downspouts are extended so they discharge rain or meltwater at least two meters away from the foundation.
  • Check to make sure your sump pump is working. If you don’t have a sump pump, consider installing one. Contact a plumber for assistance if required.
  • Consider installing a Backflow Prevention Valve to protect against sewer backup if you don’t have one.
  • Keep basement sewer caps in place.
  • Check your basement regularly for signs of water and consider installing a water-sensing alarm.