A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.
Flooding can occur at any time from water bodies such as a rivers, lakes or oceans (resulting in water escaping its usual boundaries), or it may occur due to an accumulation of rainwater on saturated ground in an areal flood.
Some floods develop slowly, while others such as flash floods can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain.
In 2015 and 2016 flooding was at a new time high, seeing families left homeless and homes destroyed. An estimated 5.2 million homes are at risk from surface, river and coastal flooding; with over 400,000 of these homes classed as ‘extreme high risk’.
Delta Membrane Systems Limited have been at the forefront of Flood Resilience and Flood Resistance within the built environment having participated in the BRE Flood Resilience Home and the Cumbria Flood Resilience Show Case.
The specification for resilience is simple, using tried and tested technology Delta Membrane Systems Limited have used for many years, historically in Basement or below ground structures/situations with consideration as to how these concepts could be adapted to work in flood situations.
Our Flood Resilience training course offers an understanding into what is involved with Flood Resilience and Flood Resistance and awareness of the processes involved and why this is a fundamental consideration in the built environment.
We are proud winners of the Property Care Association, Property Care Innovation and Sustainability Award 2017 and the ASUC Innovation and Sustainability Award 2017.
We are shortlisted finalists in the Construction News Specialist Awards (winners annouced in March 2018).
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