Floods: Flood Barrier Levee - How to Build One

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Barriers Against Floodwaters

More extensive flood prevention means constructing barriers to prevent floodwaters from entering your home. This process involves building a levee out of compacted earthen structure or engineering a structure out of concrete or masonry.

The Advantages of a Levee or Floodwall

The advantages of a flood barrier include: No significant changes to your home. The home can be occupied during construction. Levees or floodwalls reduce the risk of flood damage to your home.