Home Flood Protection
AET provides Home Flood Protection Assessment services to residents across Canada with the goal of helping homeowners reduce their risk of basement flooding and reduce damage in the event of a flood.
From 2017-2018 AET delivered over 500 Home Flood Protection Assessments In Ontario and Saskatchewan on behalf of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo. The goal of the assessments is to help homeowners reduce their risk of basement flooding and to reduce damage in the event of a flood. In 2019 AET secured a license from the University of Waterloo to provide Home Flood Protection Assessment services to residents across Canada.
During a Home Flood Protection Assessment homeowners will receive an interactive and educational assessment experience, a detailed report, additional resources, and the opportunity for a follow-up conversation with their assessor.
In roughly 60-90 minutes, our highly trained assessors work with homeowners to complete a 50-point visual assessment of potential sources of water entry into the home. Following the assessment, homeowners receive a confidential report that lists practical actions to:
- Reduce risk of damage to structure and contents
- Manage infiltration, sewer backup, and overland flood risk
- Wisely manage water onsite
- Manage indoor humidity to reduce mold and mildew risk
- Understand risks as they relate to insurance coverage
After going through two devastating sewer back- up
floods in 2014, my family and I wanted to learn what we
could do to protect our new home from flooding. I would
recommend having an assessment to anyone who wants
to understand what they need to do to protect their
home and their personal belongings. The assessment
is $125, a small price to pay to have peace of mind.
A few years ago we experienced a flooded basement
from sump pit overflow. We also have chronic dampness
in parts of our basement. From our assessment we
learned we can upgrade our sump pump, install a backup
battery and flood alarm and make some inexpensive
changes to our downspouts to help us keep water out
of our basement even during the biggest storms.
The $125 assessment fee is an investment that could
save any family thousands of dollars in the future.