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.
Dry flood proofing prevents floodwaters from entering the building. This can be achieved by installing new brick veneer over asphalt coating or by applying polyethylene film over existing walls. Construct non-supporting, break-a-way walls designed to collapse under the force of water without causing damage to the house or its foundation.