A residential flood control system is any way(s) used to systematically reduce the risk of damage to a home or basement due to flooding. This flooding can be from basement cracks, floor drains or floors, through an overwhelmed catch basin, or even worse, up through the connection to the sewer system. This can mean something as simple as installing gutters and or French drains to divert rain water away from a residence, to an overhead sewer system which can stop sewers from backing up into a home when the village or city’s sewer is overwhelmed. Some components may be catch basins, sump pumps, sewer backflow valves, overhead sewers, lift stations, backup sump pumps, battery backup systems for pumps, drain tile systems, French drains, or any number of other methods which are appropriate for a given property. Overland flooding is when water collects around the building and finds entry from without the structure through window wells, basement cracks, or even through doors or windows when the water is that high.