Flood resilience

The robustness and inherent flood resilience of heavyweight construction mean that it is better able to cope with storms and flooding than lightweight construction.

Dense structure and relative impermeability mean that concrete walls absorb water relatively slowly and immersion in water poses no inherent durability concerns. Solid concrete floors, with damp-proof membranes, are often recommended as being the most flood resilient form of floor construction.

Concrete’s resilience to flooding means less damage and faster drying out times.