Despite the long hot summer for which the year will probably be remembered, 2018 had its fair share of floods here in the UK. The thaw following the ‘Beast from the East’ snow event saw millions of cubic metres of water released into the river and sewer systems, thunderstorms hitting dry ground caused flash flooding in August, and storm Callum caused a major deluge in Wales and the South West in October.
We don’t yet know what extremes of weather will have to be endured in 2019, but previous years should have taught us to expect the unexpected. Improving the flood protection for your property could be a good new year’s resolution if you wish to avoid costly repairs and lengthy insurance claims further down the line.
Three Types of Flooding
The Environment Agency estimates that 5.2 million UK properties are at risk from flooding, chiefly from three sources.
Property Level Protection
At Flood Ark, we manufacture and install flood barriers that offer property level protection for homes and businesses at risk of flooding. We designed them so they could be deployed quickly in conditions where surface flooding, river flooding or coastal flooding are likely to occur. Our flood defence systems have been thoroughly tested in the laboratory and in genuine emergencies.
Make improving the flood protection of your property your new year’s resolution. Book a FREE survey of the flood risk to your property. Call us on 01603 879977 to arrange for our survey team to assess your property. Alternatively, if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.