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Storm-Proof Your Home (KW)
October 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Storm-Proof Your Home
Date/Time: Saturday Oct 24, 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: REEP House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener
Parking: Schneider Haus Green – accessible by entering the Joseph Schneider Haus Parking Lot at Mill & Queen and driving on to the grass.
Registration Required (space is limited)
Intense rainfalls, heavy winds, ice storms, snap winter thaws… These unpredictable events put our homes at risk for damp, flooded basements, backyard ponding, tree damage and winter slips & falls. Small improvements to your home can provide the peace of mind that your home can weather any storm!
Join us for an interactive tour of REEP House for Sustainable Living where you will learn the simple steps to protect your home from water and wind damage. Certified RAIN Home Visit Guide Brendan Schaefer will demonstrate preventive storm-proofing through the use of rain gardens and permeable pavement as well as best practices for maintaining sump pumps, rain barrels, trees and backwater valves. This tour will help you to understand the work you can do yourself and what is best left to the pros. Find out which storm-proofing improvements can qualify for stormwater utility credits in Kitchener and Waterloo.
- Introduction to RAIN program
- Introduction to stormwater utility credits at City of Kitchener and Waterloo
- Interactive tour of storm-proof features of REEP House
- ‘Storm-Proof Home Checklist’ to take home
- Local service providers list
Cheryl Evans, RAIN Program Manager, REEP Green Solutions
Brendan Schaefer, Certified RAIN Guide, REEP Green Solutions