The tendency with flooding is to assume that it couldn’t happen to you. If your building is in an area that you don’t think is ‘high-risk,’ you might write off the need for flood prevention. After all, if you don’t live in a coastal or low-lying area, or if your city or town doesn’t tend to get lots of rain, why should you spend money on flood prevention solutions?
Unfortunately, the fact is that anything can happen. Freak storms strike without much warning. Stormwater that should drain away could build up and cause damage. Whatever the issue, it only takes one encounter with floodwaters to cause catastrophic damage to a building. From homes to garages to commercial buildings, no structure is truly ‘immune’ to flooding—at least not without proper flood prevention.
The Destructive Power of Flooding
Until you’ve beheld it first hand, understanding the true destructive power of flooding can be hard to do. Seeing photographs does not do justice to just how much havoc water can wreak when it is out of control.
If your building is flooded, the repairs will be costly, messy, and time-consuming. Even if insurance covers all or most of the damage, your building could be rendered unusable for a time. Flooding destroys carpeting, drywall, and insulation, essentially requiring repair teams to tear down your building to its studs and rebuild. Furniture in flood areas is also tough to save, as is anything electrical or any documents or paper products.
Flooding tends to destroy things that can’t easily be replaced. People often lose keepsakes or antiques that are priceless—either for their rarity or their sentimental value. Businesses often lose documents and data—whether from flooded file cabinets or destroyed computers and servers.
As you know, flooding can be catastrophic, even in situations where only a basement or garage is submerged in water.
Even in cases where items can be repaired or replaced, the disturbance of flooding is significant—not to mention the danger of after effects such as mould. Environmental consequences are a factor too, as flooding can lead to saltwater intrusion for communities and waterways and jeopardize fragile ecosystems.
Bottom line, it is always better to prevent flooding—even if it is highly unlikely to happen—than to clean up, repair and rebuild after it happens.
Trust AWMA Water Control Solutions for Flood Prevention in Australia
If you are interested in protecting your building, facility, or community with flood prevention solutions, then AWMA Water Control Solutions can help. Since 2000, we have been providing solutions for flood prevention throughout Australia. From businesses to stadiums and entire towns, we have devised protection strategies for projects of all shapes and sizes. We’ve even managed environmental conditions in wetland ecosystems. These efforts oscillate between assisting with artificial flooding when rain levels are low and protecting species against intense natural flooding when it strikes.
Our flood prevention systems consist of a range of different structures and barriers. Depending on your property, these solutions may include temporary or permanent barriers, storm water diversions, retention basins, basement isolation systems and more. We tailor every flood prevention solution to suit the site in question, to ensure the best protection possible for every client.
If you are looking for flood prevention in Australia, put your trust in AWMA Water Control Solutions. It is our job to make sure that you never have to deal with the sheer devastation that flooding leaves behind. To learn more, give us a call on 61 3 5456 3331.