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Flood prevention home check up

Our Flood Prevention Home Check up service helps homeowners identify and resolve drainage deficits on their property to minimize the risk of flood damage to their homes. This free service is available to any residential homeowner in Edmonton. Interior home check-ups can be arranged year round. Exterior home check-ups and full flood protection home check-up are available from April to October (weather permitting).

Program eligibility

Preference for booking an appointment is given to homeowners that have a history of flooding. Please be advised, these bookings are scheduled for homes in the City of Edmonton only. All bookings are based on a first come, first served basis. Check-ups can be scheduled on weekdays.

Pick your program

The flood prevention program offers 3 types of inspections for you, outlined below. The complimentary check-ups take anywhere from 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the choice you make. The inspection points out key areas for maintaining good drainage on your residential property. Using an evaluation check list, a drainage specialist will inspect your property to identify steps that will help you minimize the risk of future flooding.

Backwater valve program

Our Backwater Valve Program is an assistance program to help offset some of the cost of the installation of a backwater valve. A single subsidy amount up to $800 may be provided for either an interior or exterior installation of a backwater valve.

The program requires an inspection prior to approval. The inspection takes 1 hour to complete and will help educate homeowners about other areas of potential flood risk in their basement.

The program provides assistances by:

  • Helping customers protect their homes from flooding
  • Offering a financial subsidy to support individual home flood protection, but not to cover the full cost of installation
  • Educating customers about whole home flood protection

Find out your program eligibility.

Exterior home flood protection
​The exterior check-up program includes an inspection of the exterior of a home. This program takes approximately 1 hour to complete and is only offered from April to October (weather permitting).  Customers will receive a report with recommendations on how to improve the flood protection of their home.
Full flood protection home check up
The full home check-up program includes an inspection of both the interior and exterior of a home. This program takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete and is only offered from April to October (weather permitting).  Customers will receive a report with recommendations on how to improve the flood protection of their home.