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How to Fool Proof Your Basement from Flooding - A Project

We could probably establish some type of project for graduate students in civil engineering who work with flooding, and name it: How to Fool Proof Your Basement from Flooding. Students could come up with very creative methods on how this can be done. Along with understanding building systems engineering technology, including house foundations and mitigating flood disasters, it could be coupled up with a computer graphics ...more »

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FLOODING, LIKE CHARITY, CAN START AT HOME...

We always think of flood events on a macro level -- but effective mitigation can start AT HOME! In the 1990s, just 2-3 years after moving into our Illinois residence, came the historic rains and floods which made for the highest levels of water on the Mississippi in modern history. What it ALSO did was flood our basement -- complete with boxes we hadn't yet unpacked from our move! We discovered only AFTER this occurred ...more »

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Torrential rain, no flood insurance, and a major hit to the wallet

A few years ago, while I was out of town, DC experienced an atypical torrential rainfall. Upon my return, I was greeted with a basement that still had about six inches of standing water in several spots; there wasn't a dry section of the entire floor. In the end, the basement had to be completely remediated given the mold and water damage - an event that cost me just shy of $7,000 since I had no flood insurance. Needless ...more »

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