Flooding can cause serious damage to buildings, resulting in the need for extensive repairs to be undertaken. The amount of damage depends on various factors such as the cause, depth and duration of the flood. Repairs to flooded buildings should seek to increase the flood resilience and thereby ensure that in any future flood the amount of damage is minimised.
This paper sets out the type of damage caused to different building elements, the assessment of future flood risk and the repair options. Repairs are in accordance with the level of risk involved and the costs involved. Improving the flood resilience of buildings should result in reduced insurance costs.