What is causing my driveway to flood?
It is estimated that around five million people across the country live in what’s a called a flood risk area. That’s around one in every six properties, a great deal of these properties are in Yorkshire and its surrounding areas.
Based on recent statistics you’re more likely to have your home flooded than indeed burgled, it is estimated that flood damage cost the insurance companies around £1.1 billion every year, with the Environment Agency stating the average damage to a property is around £30k caused by flooding.
It’s a problem that continues to increase, urban flooding has been known as “Groundwater flooding” for some time now, South Yorkshire is a hotspot within the country with many rivers criss-crossing the county so when there is heavy prolong rainfall the rivers simply can’t cope and overspill.
Choosing a permeable surface for your driveway such as resin can reduce the risk of localised flooding of your property, this is because water can pass through surface and into the ground naturally, whereas with a none permeable surface water can collect if drainage isn’t sufficient or drains are blocked or full to capacity.
Yorkshire ranks high for both high risk for river flooding and groundwater flooding the only over county that does so is near by neighbouring county Lincolnshire so it’s something that you should consider when choosing your new driveway surface.
You can protect your home significantly with a new resin driveway as the surface is SUDs compliant.
The Yorkshire Resin Company
On our initial site survey we can discuss all options available to you, talk through the materials used and the specification that your new resin driveway will be installed to.
Our team here at The Yorkshire Resin Company are experienced and knowledgeable and will be able to offer expert advice throughout, meaning you will be left with a beautiful, hard wearing driveway.
For a quote contact us via our online forms or calling us directly on 0113 272 1030.