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How to minimize the effects of flood

pit bullpit bull PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
Assuming another Ondoy hits the metro, how do you minimize the effects of flood? What materials to use on the first floor?

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  • Supposedly tile or cement?

    But if tile, the water could seep through the grout even it has grout sealer and damage/loosen the tile adhesive?

    In wet areas to be tiled like bathroom, is it standard practice to put Plexibond on the cement/plaster before putting the tile adhesive, whereas in other areas, no Plexibond just adhesive directly on the cement?
  • bryant77bryant77 PEx Rookie ⭐
    pit bull wrote: »
    Assuming another Ondoy hits the metro, how do you minimize the effects of flood? What materials to use on the first floor?

    Avoid using wood, MDF boards, and HDF Moulded Door, laminated flooring and other materials that are not water resistant. As much as possible use steel, aluminum, fiber cement boards kahit mabasa hindi masisira. Lilinisin mo lang incase mabaha ulit.
  • watched the documentary "dirt" and it talked about the biggest reasons why there's floods. there's no dirt anymore for the water to get absorbed. no soil. not a lot of plants to suck up the water. a concrete jungle like the city will flood and flood because there's no place to suck up the water, always and always diverting the water and draining it out to somewhere else. no trees to hold on to the soil and soil erosion occurs, therefore floods.

    there's a limit to what our water diversion systems can move. another ondoy hits, we're crapped out. sewers in other countries, lampas tao ang laki. atin, malaki na ang 36" pipe.

    too much trash around that the drains, sewers, esteros don't get to divert the water.

    kwento lang.....
  • cyberfunkcyberfunk PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Have folding saw horse made and boards. In case water rises you have something to put stuff elevated from the flood. Replace kitchen cabinets and other cabinets hinges with quick release concealed hinges. So you can remove cabinet doors quickly with no tools at all. Keep 5 gallon pails so can "baldehon" the house as the water recedes. Don't agitate the water as is lowers so you won't be left with thick mud in the aftermath.
  • pit bullpit bull PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    cyberfunk wrote: »
    Have folding saw horse made and boards. In case water rises you have something to put stuff elevated from the flood. Replace kitchen cabinets and other cabinets hinges with quick release concealed hinges. So you can remove cabinet doors quickly with no tools at all. Keep 5 gallon pails so can "baldehon" the house as the water recedes. Don't agitate the water as is lowers so you won't be left with thick mud in the aftermath.

    may particular brand ba to?

    Thanks!
  • cyberfunkcyberfunk PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    H?fele has it.
  • Just had a 10 minute gusher of a downpour and suddenly, water levels suddenly rose up the floor drains. This didn't happen during the worst Ondoy downpour 2 years ago. What could be the cause?
  • cyberfunkcyberfunk PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Just had a 10 minute gusher of a downpour and suddenly, water levels suddenly rose up the floor drains. This didn't happen during the worst Ondoy downpour 2 years ago. What could be the cause?


    Baha ba sa labas ng bahay Paps? Like same level nung umapaw sa loob ng bahay? Baka floor drain mo konektado sa septic tank and yun septic tank mo walang outlet or barado ang outlet pipe that lead out of your property.
  • cyberfunk wrote: »
    Have folding saw horse made and boards. In case water rises you have something to put stuff elevated from the flood. Replace kitchen cabinets and other cabinets hinges with quick release concealed hinges. So you can remove cabinet doors quickly with no tools at all. Keep 5 gallon pails so can "baldehon" the house as the water recedes. Don't agitate the water as is lowers so you won't be left with thick mud in the aftermath.
    cyberfunk wrote: »
    Baha ba sa labas ng bahay Paps? Like same level nung umapaw sa loob ng bahay? Baka floor drain mo konektado sa septic tank and yun septic tank mo walang outlet or barado ang outlet pipe that lead out of your property.

    Sir good practice ba na ang fd connected sa septic tank? Yun plano kasi ng bahay namin konektado ang fd sa septic though may outlet pipe naman. Ano dapat gawin to ensure d magbabaha sa loob ng bahay o magbara ang outlet? Iniiwasan po kasi namin na umapaw ang fd sa loob ng bahay. Thanks po
  • cyberfunk wrote: »
    Baha ba sa labas ng bahay Paps? Like same level nung umapaw sa loob ng bahay? Baka floor drain mo konektado sa septic tank and yun septic tank mo walang outlet or barado ang outlet pipe that lead out of your property.

    I just double checked and here are my observations:

    - the water is coming up from the tiles of the kitchen (near the floor drain)
    - ruled out a busted water main pipe as it only happened during the strong rain
    - the leak (on the the floor) is near our west wall where a previously vacant lot is now occupied by a recently constructed apartment.
    - no water crawling down from the wall.
  • *okay* linisin ang drainage parati.
  • Ondoy destroyed my house. I added second & 3rd floor deck. raised the second floor level higher than Ondoy's water level. Instead of wood, used aluminum and glass for kitchen cabinets. Used metal frame and laminated wooden board for some decorative materials/displays, so in case there is flooding again, we can simply remove the laminated wooden board, matitira lang yung mga metal brackets...used concrete landings/stairways going to second floor with stainless railing..
  • cyberfunkcyberfunk PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I just double checked and here are my observations:

    - the water is coming up from the tiles of the kitchen (near the floor drain)
    - ruled out a busted water main pipe as it only happened during the strong rain
    - the leak (on the the floor) is near our west wall where a previously vacant lot is now occupied by a recently constructed apartment.
    - no water crawling down from the wall.

    Di kaya sinandalan ng catch basin or worse septic tank yung pader mo opposite the new apartment?
  • cyberfunkcyberfunk PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    miletjs wrote: »
    Sir good practice ba na ang fd connected sa septic tank? Yun plano kasi ng bahay namin konektado ang fd sa septic though may outlet pipe naman. Ano dapat gawin to ensure d magbabaha sa loob ng bahay o magbara ang outlet? Iniiwasan po kasi namin na umapaw ang fd sa loob ng bahay. Thanks po


    As long as may outlet yung septic tank mo leading to the sewers ok lang yan. Provided separated ng chambers yung loob ng septic tank. From the previous two chambers, now the standard is a three chambered septic tank na.
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