FloodBreak passive automatic flood barriers can be built to any design flood elevation.
Designed with tension members rather than stanchions or vertical stops, FloodBreak passive floodgates are modular in nature with each section self-supporting. As a result, there is no practical limit to gate height or width.
FloodBreak recently built its largest gate yet, a 50’ x 10.5’ passive automatic flood barrier for a NY customer. During a test, the barrier was successfully deployed without human intervention or power, lifted solely by the rising water. The gate was also raised by an optional lift system that operates independently to facilitate periodic maintenance or other needs for manually lifting.
Structural calculations were done by an independent engineer to verify that the gate would support the loads it could be subjected to during its useful life.
FloodBreak has built tall flood barriers for many customers. Barriers can be used in floodwalls, service entrances or to protect pedestrian pathways.