Can we build homes that are flood resistent?



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    Yes. And existing homes can be floodproofed. This is achieved through the use of waterproof coatings and sealants on floors and walls to essentially make the lower part of the building watertight; installing automatic flood shields/doors, valves (to prevent sewage backflow), and pumps. A new building could be built with an underpinned foundation that will prevent it from floating up. There are cheaper solutions for third world countries as well, such as reinforcing walls and beams and binding them together better, raising the house using a plinth, and growing plants that absorb a lot of water.

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