Flood proof measures for separate buildings

Amphibious homes Maasbommel, The Netherlands © Dura Vermeer

There are several measures to protect separate buildings against flooding:

  • Communication and information
  • Verticale evacuatie
  • Threshold or raised floor level
  • Water-resistant construction methods and materials (dry proof)
  • Water-resistant systems
  • Energy-independent facilities
  • Sealable buildings
  • Floating or ampibious buildings
  • Raised constructions
  • Buildings on stilts (partly) in water
  • Protection of vulnerable functions and vital parts
  • Prevention against spreading dangerous substances
  • Installation to prevent water hammer