Thursday, April 5, 2012

Select the Flood-Free Home

JAKARTA - If you're planning to buy a home in certain residential areas of Jakarta and its surroundings, then now is the time to find out if your housing is free sasar flood or not. In addition, there are several things you must consider when choosing housing.

Architect Rita Laksmitasari states, when floods hit several areas as it happens today, you certainly can see what houses are prone to flooding. "This is a good time for you measuring about which areas to avoid and which ones are safe, at least free of flood," he told Legal, Thursday (05/05/2012).

Famous director of Partners Wake, one of the architects of these services also share some tips that you can apply before deciding on a particular housing occupancy. Among them:

A. Location of housing
See if the location of housing close to the river or the times. If it exists, it means the area of ​​potential flood-prone, in the event of heavy rains and overflowing rivers. Then, make sure the land is not free of the swamp.

2. Highway
Note the location of roads around residential. If it is higher than in the complex path that does not mean safe. Because, rainwater from the higher road would have to flow into the lower area, the street in a residential complex.

3. Sewer and water reservoir
There should also be seen carrying capacity of water in the streets around the housing. Are there any sewer, such as sewers and how about the water discharge capacity, whether adequate or not.

4. Contours of the land and home position
Avoid the contour of the housing land that is located under the highway. In addition, the position of the house must be higher than the street in front of him, at least 50 centimeters (cm). This is to mengantsipasi standing water due to heavy rain.

5. Do not hesitate to ask the developers
Ask about the ins and outs of the housing site. Do not let this land is a former swamp. Because it is quite dangerous, given that water could one day mencuar of the soil. Then ask if the area flooded both the annual and five-yearly cycle.