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How to protect your home the next time it floods in Houston

Flood Prevention Houstan

Flood Defense Group continues to stock a variety of different flood barriers in Houston, Texas to remain prepared in combating flood waters. We do this because Houston area homeowners, business owners, and governmental entities alike have greater problems from flooding than just about every other city in the United States and flood proofing seems to be a constant demand.

When it comes to different types of flooding, the Houston area has it all!!

1) Hurricane storm surge
One of the most devastating types of flooding and hardest to combat are storm surges associated hurricanes. This can require extremely tall barriers capable of dealing with large storm surges, high winds, wave impacts and debris impacts. It is important to have barriers that will not be compromised by punctures associated with flying debris or compromised from the high wind itself. We have a variety of options in combating this.

2) Overtopping of levees associated with swollen rivers
Any resident within Houston, Texas knows that just because a hurricane or large storm system may pass, the flood threat is not over. As these events drop massive amounts of precipitation, rivers and bayous remain vulnerable to overtopping as the flood waters make their way back out to sea. When these high waters meet a high tide, the threat only grows.

3) Poor drainage issues
Poor drainage (or slow drainage) is a growing concern within just about every large city within the USA, Canada, and world at large. Houston suffers from this problem as well because as large cities grow, more concrete, asphalt, and impermeable surfaces are the result. Precipitation in the from of rain is unable to seep into the ground within these growing impermeable areas which causes flood waters to show up faster, more frequently, and with growing depth. Common to most large cities and urban areas, drainage planning was often designed years ago when water had a greater ability soak back into the ground. Cities continue to grow and this problem is only getting worse. Rising temperatures will only further exacerbate this problem. We commonly hear reports that sound like; ‘We have lived here for 30 years and have never flooded. Now, every time a big rain comes through, we are experiencing flooding’.

4) Flash Flooding
Similar to the issues mentioned above with regard to poor drainage, flash flooding can be seen throughout Houston with growing regularity. This type of flooding leaves you a minimal amount of time prepare yourself and there are few solutions on the market which effectively deal with this. Within this news release, Flood Defense Group stocks the NOAQ Boxwall which is an amazing solution for this. It provides a single person the ability to create an urgent flood barrier or floodwall within a matter of moments. Even if floodwaters are already in place, you can immediately redirect the floodwater with this barrier without the requirement of taking time to fill it with water or soil which is a common method throughout the industry and our product line at large. If you are in hurry, this is an excellent solution!

Problems associated with floodwaters is a constant and growing concern within Houston, Texas and the USA at large. The amount of property owners who experience ‘100-year’, ‘200-year’, or even ‘500-year’ floods every 2-5 years is profound. If you have flooded once, you will likely flood again within the next 2-5 years unless some sort of significant change or repair to the situation takes place.

Therefore, Flood Defense Group continues to focus on the area with a variety of solutions. This variety gives us the ability to help with a variety of flood depths, working surfaces, preparation timelines, budgets, and other factors in being effective at supporting those dealing with flood concerns and steps to flood proof their properties.

If you are in Houston, Texas and are interested in learning more or potentially having us visit your location, you can contact us at or contact our office in Texas.

David Schwartz