II. EMERGENCY HOME PROTECTION
CONTROL OF WATER INTRUSION
DOOR SEALING
To prevent water from seeping around a door, a rubber seal (similar to weather stripping) should be affixed to the door frame. When the door is closed, a watertight seal should result (Fig.12).
Fig.12 DOOR SEAL
Fig.12 DOOR SEAL
 
top SLIDING GLASS DOOR SEALING
To prevent water from seeping around a sliding glass door, a plastic sheet (2 to 3 mm thick) should be placed between the door and the sandbags or between the door and the plywood barrier (Fig.11). This is not recommended for water levels above 2 feet.

Fig.11 SLIDING GLASS DOOR SEALING
Fig.11 SLIDING GLASS DOOR SEALING

Control of flows to prevent seeping through sliding glass doors.

 
top SUBMERSIBLE SUMP PUMPS
In cases where water has flooded a basement, garage, or any low-lying area, a submersible sump pump is recommended. If flooding is a recurring problem, a permanent pump should be installed in a sump with a floatation device for automatic on/off operation (Fig.13).

Fig.13 SUBMERSIBLE SUMP PUMP
Fig.13 SUBMERSIBLE SUMP PUMP