No matter where you live in the world, the risk of flood damage is becoming an increasing problem. Residential areas, which for years have remained flood-free, are suddenly finding themselves underwater, and previously untouched properties are becoming subject to water damage.
Saskatoon is no different; the arrival of heavier than usual rain storms or greater amounts of snow melt means greater surface runoff and a rising water table. Where there is flooding, of course, it means that there is the threat of the spread of diseases, on top of lost or damaged property. Ignoring the problem until damp patches start to appear on walls, or basements begin collecting water, or worse, can turn out to be far more costly than taking preventive measures.