If you are anywhere up north, it’s likely your area has received large amounts of snow already this year. Snowy banks and icy rivers can set the scene for a beautiful winter wonderland, but when the temperatures rise, and the snow and ice begin to melt, you can have a big problem on your hands.
What Causes Snowmelt Flooding?
Snowmelt flooding is a common threat in the months leading up to spring. Not only does the ice and snow become water, but the hardened ground is unable to absorb the abundance of water produced. As this water flows from the surface into natural water sources such as lakes and streams, the excess begins to overflow and spill into the roadways and terrains, posing a threat for residential and commercial flooding.
How to Prepare Your Property for the Spring Thaw
While snowmelt itself cannot be prevented, a proper flood barrier system can reduce the likelihood that your property is damaged by the flooding waters. Flood barriers can be placed around your home or commercial building to keep the rising waters out and protect your property.
The WIPP® Flood Barrier System
Hydrological Solutions’ Water Inflated Property Protector or WIPP® System, is designed to reduce the risk and minimize the damage to commercial and residential property caused by snowmelt flooding. This flood barrier system is made from industrial grade vinyl coated polyester and laminated between two layers of flexible polyvinyl chloride and comes in a variety of sizes to best fit your needs.
Unlike sandbags, The WIPP® is environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and easy to install. Hazmat procedures are not required for disposal – you simply deflate the WIPP®, roll it up, and store it and then reuse it next time the snowmelt flooding poses a threat to your home or commercial building.
It is important to be thoroughly prepared for the damage caused by flooding, but why go through the hassle of repairing or rebuilding when the WIPP® can prevent the destruction of your property? Add the WIPP® Flood Barrier to your flood emergency preparedness plan and take away the worry and stress associated with the damage that snowmelt flooding can cause.
Contact Us to find out more about the WIPP® for snowmelt flooding protection.