Large Flood Barriers With No Size Limitations
At FloodBreak, we engineer and fabricate large passive automatic flood barriers that fit the custom needs of our customers on a per-project basis.
Our flood barriers are modular in nature, with each section self-supporting due to the use of tension members.
As a result, there is no practical height or width limit to the barriers we create.
It all depends on what’s required to floodproof your valuable assets.
Custom Built To Meet Your Floodproofing Needs
We have built many large flood barriers for our customers, like a recent 50’ x 10.5’ passive flood barrier for a NY project.
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 significant flood events.
Because our passive flood barriers are highly adaptable and custom fabricated, they can easily serve to protect pedestrian and vehicular entryways, floodproof openings in floodwalls, and more.
Examples Of Our Large Automatic Flood Barriers
Our Passive Flood Protection Solutions:
FloodBreak passive barrier system can be designed to protect critical routes of ingress and egress in buildings, parking lots, driveways, loading docks, or openings in perimeter floodwalls and levees.
For shoreline projects, FloodBreak barriers utilize our passive automatic technology to ensure 24/7 flood protection without people or power and can be designed to meet the emergency preparedness plans of the community.
FloodBreak designs flood protection solutions for building vents, whether above or below grade, and ground-level vent shaft openings.
Frequently Asked Questions:
We have numerous gates 12′ with many other tall gates in various stages of design & fabrication. There is no practical height limitation and gates can be designed for wave action loading and other requirements.
The widest fabricated FloodBreak gate is 300 feet wide. The system is built in panels that are each self-supporting so there is no practical limit to width or height.
With our modular approach, we can provide any length needed for your project without sidewalls or breaks in the opening. Depending on the project, breaks may be placed strategically to assist maintenance or make turns in the wall. Floodgate panels can be delivered as a single unit or easily bolted together on site.
FloodBreak floodgates are designed with tension members rather than stanchions or vertical stops and are modular in nature. There are no practical limits in height or width, and we can provide custom-engineered solutions for any flood problem.
For questions about our passive flood barrier technical specifications, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the contact form below.
Our founder, Lou Waters, in front of a very large flood barrier in the freezing cold.