More extensive flood prevention means constructing barriers to prevent floodwaters from entering your home. This process involves building a levee out of compacted earthen structure or engineering a structure out of concrete or masonry. The advantages of a flood barrier include: No significant changes to your home. The home can be occupied during construction. Levees or floodwalls reduce the risk of flood damage to your home.
Look for dirty spots in your insulation, which often indicate holes where air leaks into and out of your house. You can seal the holes by stapling sheets of plastic over the holes and caulking the edges of the plastic.