Pedestrian Gate

The FloodBreak® Pedestrian Gate is a fully-engineered flood control system that automatically blocks pedestrian entrances from street-level flooding. These automatic floodgates provide permanent flood protection for door entrances, stairwells and pedestrian walkways. No longer do you have to worry about flash flooding or prematurely closing important pathways – the FloodBreak floodgate will deploy automatically, 24/7, if a flood event occurs.

FloodBreak Automatic Floodgates protect the sunken University Center from floodingFloodBreak pedestrian gate covered with carpet in building vestibuleFloodBreak pedestrian gate protects school entrance through the floodwall

Flood control 24/7. Unimpeded pedestrian access.

Using FloodBreak’s passive flood mitigation technology, the Pedestrian Gate sits hidden beneath the ground ready to deploy without the need of human intervention or power. Pedestrian traffic is unimpeded unless there is an actual flood event. The FloodBreak passive floodgate will return to its hidden position when the floodwaters recede.

Architecturally blended with environment

The FloodBreak Pedestrian Gate can be covered with a variety of materials including carpet, pavers or tile to blend with the architectural environment. Sidewalls can be any smooth surface like the granite clad walls at MD Anderson. Permanent, 24/7 flood protection for pathways and entrances without unsightly doors or brackets.

FloodBreak passive floodgates can be covered with pavers

FloodBreak uses granite for sidewalls on MD Anderson campus

Proven performance

FloodBreak Pedestrian Gate closes opening in flood wall during 2011 Flood

FloodBreak Pedestrian Gate deployed during 2011 Flood

FloodBreak Pedestrian Gate provides access to hospital parking

FloodBreak Pedestrian Gate provides access through the floodwall

FloodBreak Vehicle and Pedestrian Gates protected openings in the flood wall at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton NY during the the historic 2011 Flood.

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When the floodwaters receded, the gates returned to their hidden position beneath the walkway to allow pedestrian traffic to resume. This side entrance provides access from the hospital to the parking lot that months earlier was totally under water.