Stopping floodwaters


flooding in Houston it’s happening more and more homeowners are demanding solutions and one company says it’s got an answer it’s a device that links together like Legos and moves water away from your property but will it work and is it legal to use l20 and can flinty puts it to the test and talks to an engineer about the possible effects on your neighbors Kingwood masonry intense rain ten inches worth caused a quick rise in Jennifer cultures stress level it has been a hard week emotionally and I have certainly felt things that I thought I was okay with and I thought I was over and I’m not the flooding was an unwelcome yet familiar feeling for coulter whose home flooded two years ago during harvey we had 19 inches but we have a one-story house and that meant all of it it just blew my mind I had no concept that my house would be torn apart down to the studs so now when the rain falls she waits and hopes for the best the security that we had known literally floated down the river and I’m not sure when we’ll recover but what if there were a way to lower the stress level every time it rains and for folks to be able to protect their homes and valuables this guy says he’s got a solution this barrier is the only one that one person can quickly put it in front of moving groundwater to immediately redirect it Keith Anderson is owner of the flood defense group says the no act box wall is a lightweight answer to rising water it essentially uses the weight of the water that you’re protecting against to tack it down so as water starts to build up against this barrier the higher the flood water again more downward pressure that essentially seals this product to the ground so once the water is up against it it simply doesn’t move the box wall is about 20 inches high and three feet wide it clicks together like LEGO pieces and costs one hundred and twenty-five dollars per unit a flood wall they go entirely around the home Keith showed Jennifer how the Fox wall could help protect her family’s home from future flooding the Box wall does hold back and divert water Wayne clots a civil engineer and member of the coastal water authority Board of Directors says flood proofing can be effective you can even go online and look up flood proofing and you’ll get as many different places as you want to go however he stresses homeowners should be very careful when it comes to diverting water away from their home it’s a state law it’s not even local law you cannot divert water from your property to your next-door neighbor’s property so if there’s facilities whether it’s a small wall or a box or something you still have to keep that water on your property Jennifer says she may be open to the no Akron Box wall worth investigating worth asking more questions about certainly considering the environment we’re in the cost of a full pallet which could surround the average home will run you a little over 3,200 bucks but clots the civil engineer we interviewed for the story stresses the need for flood insurance whether you use a flood prevention device or not for a link on how to purchase flood insurance for your property look for this story on the homepage of click2houston.com Owen can Flynn take a PRC Channel 2 News

2 thoughts on “Stopping floodwaters

  1. Global warming is getting out of control. Yet voters chose the party that will do nothing about it. These strong storms are more frequent and more destructive. In 2020….vote for sanity….

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