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Flooding can happen anywhere.  Here in Canada, we aren’t immune to flooding.  Just ask the folks in places like Calgary, Toronto, Winnipeg, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec.  In just the last couple of years, major flooding has devastated parts of these Canadian communities. Flooding often occurs along the flood plains of Canada’s river system however, as seen in Toronto this past summer, flooding can occur just about anywhere during a very intense storm. For those of you old enough to remember, it was only back in 1954 when Hurricane Hazel stormed into Toronto, leaving a path of severe flooding and devastation.

Unfortunately, Canadians often leave flooding to chance.  We tend to have the attitude that flooding will never affect us, or occur where we live.  So we don’t spend much time thinking about what to do to prevent our biggest investment, our house, from being damaged by flooding.

Our American friends in New York and New Jersey probably used to feel the same as us. Sure, sometimes they have to endure the hit of a fading tropical storm, but they don’t usually suffer the direct hit of a full-force “Super Storm”.  That all changed last fall.  On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy came ashore, devastating many communities along the New York/New Jersey coastline.  Aside from wind damage, the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, destroyed thousands of homes.

What if some of that destruction from flooding could have been prevented?  As folks in New York and New Jersey have since learned, there is a way to help prevent your home from being destroyed during severe flooding.   Helical Foundation Support for Flood Zone Homeowners helps homeowners keep their homes safe from the devastating effects of severe flooding:

“Raising your home on helical piles is the optimal solution for safely securing your home above the flood stage. CHANCE® Helical Piles were invented for foundation stabilization in 1912 and continue to provide a premium solution for disaster relief, foundation and wall repair as well as new construction.

Many New York, New England and Jersey Shore homeowners have already selected the trusted choice to secure their homes with locally certified CHANCE installers offer a fully transferrable, peace-of-mind product warranty.”

HubellChanceHelicalPilesHouse is raised to prepare for installation of Hubbell CHANCE Helical Piles


 CHANCE Helical Pulldown Micropile system Installed


 Home properly elevated with the CHANCE Helical Pulldown Micropile system

Interested in learning more about Home Elevation Solution For Flood Zone Homeowners? Read more about CHANCE Helical Piles.


Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House received compensation for this post.  All opinions are my own.

  1. October 16, 2013


    Living here in Alberta and seeing the devestaion sustained in June, this makes total sense!! The Govenment doesn’t seem to run with ‘SENSE’ so it’s up to homeowners to decide their fate.

    • October 19, 2013


      Yes, Tammie, you got to see for yourself what severe flood devastation can be like. I can’t even imagine what it was like for those living through that flood in Calgary. Horrible 🙁 You’re right though…it’s pretty much up to us to take care of ourselves when it comes to things like this. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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