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Melton Engineering Services Austin

Flood Prevention and Mitigation

If you have been flooded, we can help prevent flooding from occurring again. If you think you at risk of flooding, we can provide expertise to help you understand the risk and plan appropriate action.

Our mission is to ensure your safety, and that your property is safeguarded from flood impacts. We have specialized in stormwater management for 30 years and no job is too big or too small. If you have experienced flooding, if your FEMA FLoodplain has recently increased in elevation, if your flood insurance rates have increased, if you are worried about these increasing rain bombs flooding your home, business or commercial establishment, if everyone else says there is nothing you can do, please give us a call.

Special Information for Residential Flooding

We provide affordable residential engineering services to help prevent home flooding in the Austin/Central Texas region. Did you know that every year, the risk of your home flooding increases? Trees grow up between homes and their roots push soil up to block flow paths, flowerbeds get built, patios are added, backyards erode and sediment builds up against homes. Many things cause increased flooding and include more development upstream, increasing extreme weather from climate warming, and houses actually sink because of shrink/swell clays; all of these things contribute to the risk of flooding over time.

Now your home has flooded, your floors and more are ruined and you don’t know what to do. Call Melton Engineering. We can’t bring your flooded possessions back, but we can keep your home from flooding again and we might even be able to lower your flood insurance rates. Our services are designed to be affordable. We are a small efficient firm that can provide individualized care to home owners as well as commercial establishments. However, we are not just any engineering firm.

Austin is feeling the impacts from our changing climate, whether caused by man or not. Our Highland Lakes have seen their lowest levels ever, and minimum inflows records have been set while rainfall has increased. National Weather Service 30-year annual average rainfall is up 7 to 20 percent from Lake Travis to New Mexico (it is up 9 percent in Austin).

Of even more importance, the most extreme one percent of rainfall events have become 16 percent bigger. So when those big storms come along, the risk of flooding is larger than ever.

This increase in rainfall and increase in the extremeness of big storms may be natural or it may be caused by man–but this doesn’t matter to you, your home and your possessions.

Melton Engineering has been engineering flooding solutions for thirty years. You can see our rates and learn more about residential flooding at the link below.


Bruce Melton PE