Wet floodproofing involves fitting a building with wall openings and flood-resistant building materials to let water enter and exit, while reducing damage and losses to the building and its contents. It is designed to make a building more “flood resilient.”
Wet floodproofing requires careful design and implementation and is to be undertaken only with professional advice and if permitted by building codes.
It can include:
- Leaving the space below the level of the flood hazard unfinished
- Raising electrical sockets, fuse boxes, wiring, service units and panels
- Using water-resistant materials, such as stainless steel, plastic or solid wood
- Using tiled flooring rather than fitted carpets.