Buoyant & Passive: How Our Flood Barriers Work

The FloodBreak® flood control system is a passive flood barrier that deploys automatically to prevent water entry, activated by the rising floodwater without the aid of any power source, pumps or people. 

The system is almost invisible and yet will function day or night, even in the worst flood conditions.

The concept is simple – let the water work against itself to automatically float the buoyant aluminum beam and activate the self-sealing rubber gasket. The higher the water rises, the higher the flood barrier is lifted until it reaches full deployment and is held closed by the hydrostatic pressure.

When the water recedes, the flood barrier returns to its recessed location in front of the entryway, allowing vehicle and pedestrian passage to resume.

Installation is straightforward and maintenance is kept to an absolute minimum.  With only its hinge as a moving part, the system can remain unused for years and still function immediately when needed in a flood.

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

Witness The Power Of Passive Firsthand

Proven Passive Flood Control

FloodBreak’s proven, clean, foolproof operating principle, is unique in the market.

Custom designed to fit your specifications, the FloodBreak passive flood barrier system is the better way to reduce flood damage risk:

  • Passive flood mitigation measures preferred by FEMA
  • Flood barriers that automatically deploy without human intervention or power
  • Flood barriers that remain hidden, blended into the surrounding architecture
  • Long service life with minimal maintenance

FloodBreak automatic flood barriers have been protecting vulnerable floodpaths for public institutions and private sector businesses since 2002.

From pedestrian gates and vehicle gates to roadway gates that raise levees to vent shaft systems that protect underground rooms, tunnels and subways, FloodBreak has a permanent flood control solution to meet your project needs.

No longer do you need to allocate resources – people and money – to train and schedule personnel or find and maintain stored flood barriers.

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