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Why FloodBreak Invented Passive Automatic Flood Barriers

FloodBreak was invented in Houston, TX after conventional flood control measures failed to protect the city from Tropical Storm Allison. The flood damage from Allison proved that traditional flood control measures, no matter how well-built, cannot reliably protect against catastrophic flooding.

With Allison and subsequent flood events, we saw the failures of active flood control measures due to reliance on human intervention.

Flooding, particularly flash flooding, happens quickly & unexpectedly, giving little time for preparation and requires quick action to avoid catastrophic damage. In many cases, personnel cannot always safely reach the opening & deploy the flood device in time.

FloodBreak passive automatic flood barriers represent a revolutionary change in traditional flood control measures.

Founder Lou Waters explain why he invented the revolutionary FloodBreak Passive Automatic Flood Barrier System.

FloodBreak was founded on a fundamental yet very simple concept — using the power of rising water against itself to automatically protect structures from flood damage caused by floodwaters. Without human intervention. Without power.

There has never been flood damage behind a properly installed FloodBreak-protected entrance.

below ground garage flood protection

Active flood control products require human action, a primary cause of avoidable flood damage.  FloodBreak eliminates that problem and the risk posed to people and owner assets.

FEMA states its preference for passive flood mitigation measures because it eliminates human intervention. Passive flood gates like FloodBreak’s eliminate this requirement and deploy automatically regardless whether personnel can get there or not.

Moreover Flood products are designed for long service life with minimal maintenance so they will protect for decades.

Materials are specified for long-term exposure to harsh, outdoor conditions so they are not prone to corrosion or rust.

We look forward to working with you on your flood control project in the near future.