ASTRA Construction Management
888 – 3rd Street SW, 10th Floor
Bankers Hall, West Tower
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 5C5
The 2013 Alberta flood damaged much of Calgary and the surrounding area. Seventy-five thousand people were evacuated from Calgary, the most in the city’s history. But, when water levels reduced, Astra Management was there to help rebuild. Astra Restoration Services is a water damage restoration company, offering water cleanup services and mould restoration.
There are many kinds of flooding. FEMA classifies floods as the following:
Two kinds of flooding of particular concern to Albertans are: riverine flooding and urban flooding: riverine flooding and urban flooding.
Riverine flooding, or river flooding, occurs when a river rises and spills over its banks. The degree of flooding is usually the result of significant local precipitation or rainfall in a compressed period of time, previous water saturation of local soils, and the local terrain around the river system. In Canada, we have the additional factor of rapid snow melt, which is exacerbated by the above factors. For example, if the previous winter included above-average snowfall and if that snow melts quickly and is also combined with spring rain and saturated soil from the previous fall, then flooding is likely. Erratic weather patterns produced by global climate change will only increase the likelihood of catastrophic flooding in the coming years.
Urban flooding is a natural flooding phenomenon that affects cities. The construction of impervious surfaces and the alteration of natural terrain, including the removal natural flood and wetlands, have increased the exposure of cities to flood damages. With increasing climate change and an ever-expanding global urban population, the problem of urban flooding is expected to worsen in the decades ahead. Because climate change manifests as increasingly erratic and severe weather patterns, resulting in severe storms, rising sea levels, and altered precipitation patterns, flood events will be more frequent.
As a river city, Calgary is especially sensitive to flooding. As such, preparedness for flooding and its aftermath is imperative.
In the event that your commercial property or home is affected by flood damage, contact Astra Restoration’s 24-hour Emergency Service. We’ll be there immediately to limit any further damage and restore your water-damaged property back to its original condition.
ASTRA Construction Management strictly follows guidelines set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC). We are proud members of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating, and we hold COR safety certificate.