Application of a Novel Physical Model to Investigate the Effects of Lot-Level and Hydrological Conditions on Basement Flooding

dc.contributor.advisorBinns, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorToor, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned2024-01-11T19:18:12Z
dc.date.available2024-01-11T19:18:12Z
dc.date.copyright2023-12
dc.date.created2023-12-19
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Engineering
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelph
dc.degree.nameMaster of Applied Science
dc.degree.programmeEngineering
dc.description.abstractClimate change, urbanization, and aging stormwater infrastructure have led to an increase in basement flood risk. Foundation drainage systems are a common technique to mitigate basement flooding; however, there is limited research on their efficacy. This research provides an overview of basement flooding and investigates the effects of lot-level conditions on foundation drainage systems through the use of a novel physical modelling method. Rainfall was simulated on a physical model of a basement foundation drainage system. Runoff and infiltration depth was measured as the model lot was graded to a 0%, 2%, and 10% slope. Results showed a 10% lot grade was most effective in reducing infiltration and groundwater rise for intense, short duration rainfall events. The findings from this research can aid in the development of flood-resilient building codes and inform insurance policies by recommending optimal lot-level conditions for foundation drainage systems.
dc.description.sponsorshipNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/28097
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelph
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectBasement
dc.subjectBasement Flooding
dc.subjectResidential Flooding
dc.subjectInfiltration Flooding
dc.subjectPhysical Modelling
dc.subjectFoundation Drainage
dc.subjectWeeping Tile
dc.subjectLot Grading
dc.subjectLot Slope
dc.titleApplication of a Novel Physical Model to Investigate the Effects of Lot-Level and Hydrological Conditions on Basement Flooding
dc.typeThesis

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