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  Aug 14 2022

How to Prevent the Garage From Flooding

Are you living in a heavy rain receiving area? For places like these, floods are quite common and your garage door may not be as strong to keep your garage from flooding. Unfortunately, flooding may result in serious damage which will cost you a lot of money. Well, the good news is that there are certain ways to prevent this from happening, and in this article, we will go over some of these methods.


First take your time to inspect your garage thoroughly, look at the door, ceiling, floor, and walls. Take notes if you have any type of cracks to make sure you take care of all of them later. Fixing the cracks is an important step in prevention of the flooding. There are DIY methods to fill in the cracks, for this you need a concrete foundation crack repair kit. First, clear the dirt and the mess around the cracks and make sure to vacuum the area afterward. After the vacuuming, wipe or mop the area to ensure it doesn’t have any sticky material around it. Then, put the head of the concrete filler into the crack and apply the concrete. There will be extra material that needs to be wiped and you should wait for the concrete to dry afterward.

Drainage System

Having appropriate drainage is very important, especially during severe rain. Without sufficient drainage, there is no way you can keep all that water out of your house. That’s why if you think your property isn’t drained sufficiently, you can install French drains. It is a good way to keep water out of your property. Additionally, there are ways you can make your French drains more aesthetic. So, you can make your property look sleek while protecting it.

Garage Door

Your garage door is a shield that protects the rest of your house from the dangers outside. So, if there’s damage to your garage door, it is natural to expect your garage to flood. There are some signs you should watch out for that shows you need garage door repair or replacement. Some of these are rust on the panels, doors that don’t receive regular maintenance, saggy panels, or balance problems. If you have been seeing these signs, call a professional to get a repair or replacement, so you are protected from floods.


Another short-term solution to floods can be sandbags or flood barriers. You can order these online or from different hardware stores. Put these barriers around your home before potential heavy rains and let them work as short-term solutions. Sandbags are also great options because they divert water from your property. Try to use them if you have enough time to prepare for the storm.

Get Expert Opinion

Of course, these are some suggestions that you can use to prevent your garage from flooding. However, to ensure that your garage is secure in case of a flood, you should get the opinion of professionals. If you need garage door replacement or repair and don’t know where to get reliable service, you are at the right address. The professionals of Bob's Advance Garage Doors are ready to provide you with different types of services. Call our representatives to learn more!

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