Here, Delta’s Technical Waterproofing Consultant, Michael Vernon, gives advice on minimising negative impacts from flood events and measures to rapidly recover from such an occurrence.
“Floods are part of nature. It is not technically feasible to prevent flooding, but you can take steps to prepare for a flood event, should your property be located within a flood risk area.
It is important for homeowners to firstly understand the basics about flooding and the associated risks.
We believe flood resilient design is not a single solution, concept or perspective. It is an approach to changing the built environment.
Whilst protecting a building from being flooded is not cheap, taking steps to protect a home from flooding may enable the occupants to continue living in their home/having use of their building after a flood event, continuing business and services and obtain insurance at a more affordable rate.
Resistance and resilience measures can avoid the need to claim on insurance in a flood event or reduce the value of any claim made. Insurers will take flood resilience measures into account when providing insurance to large commercial and public sector customers. For homeowners, specialist insurers will take account of resistance and resilience that are installed to reduce the effects of flooding.
Flood risk takes into consideration the harm that a flood can cause. It is a combination of the probability (likelihood or chance) of an event happening and the consequences (impact) if it were to occur.
Delta specialise in manufacturing and supplying the United Kingdom with waterproofing products. The Delta range covers a comprehensive scope from cavity drainage membranes to resin injection systems.
Whether the subject is restoration to recovery, Delta systems protect and preserve building and structures. For a full product list, visit Delta’s website.
Delta Membrane Systems have sought to convey that solutions of systems and materials are readily available to homeowners, business owners, construction and insurers alike in flood resilience, resistance and recoverability.
Utilising technology that already exists and adapting it to provide a robust solution. Delta being experts in waterproof design we know our products and design ideas work in flood resilience.
Delta can offer assurance to customers that our products fully comply with British Standards and Building Regulations.
Our products have BBA accreditation, Tested life cycle, easily available third-party test data, fire regulation test data, CE Mark certification, Technical Drawings, 3D Drawings, all products have easily downloaded Data Sheets and Material Safety Data Sheets.
We offer Technical Guidance along with Technical Assistance both on and off site. All can be downloaded from the Technical menu of our website.”
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