Passive FreeView Flood Barrier
The FloodBreak® FreeView® Flood Barrier System is an innovative flood control product that provides permanent passive automatic protection along rivers, levees, lakes and coastlines without blocking views or limiting community access to the water.
Like all FloodBreak passive automatic flood barrier systems, FreeView® flood barriers provide 24/7 flood protection while remaining hidden until an actual flood event. Lifted by the rising floodwater, the buoyant barrier lid deploys automatically in the same manner FloodBreak automatic flood gates have been deploying to protect customer assets for over a decade. When the water recedes, the self-draining and self-retracting passive barrier returns to its rest position. And due to the self-supporting design, there is no length nor height limitation. Modular in nature with tension members rather than stanchions or vertical stops, the FreeView® Flood Barrier System is ideal for long continuous runs that can serve as pedestrian pathways or bike paths.
The City of Indianapolis installed the FreeView® flood barrier system along a 605’ section of the White River to increase protection height without blocking the view or community access.
Watch the FreeView flood barrier float test
Elegant Flood Protection for Community Assets
The FloodBreak FreeView® Flood Barrier can be used for a range of applications including boardwalks or pathways along seawalls, bulkheads or river banks. Embedded in the walkway or cantilevered over the water, the system provides protection to the flood elevation during flood events but full access for community members during dry times. For levees, the narrow footprint eliminates the need to widen the toe to increase elevation.
Rendering of a waterfront application
Long Service Life. Low Maintenance.
Our FreeView® Flood Barriers are designed for decades of service life with minimal maintenance. Materials are specified for long-term exposure to outdoor, industrial conditions.
- Barrier systems are fabricated using marine grade aluminum, stainless steel fittings, and EPDM gaskets so rust or corrosion is not a factor.
- The gate system is designed to be self-clearing both before and during a flood.
- The hinges are designed to operate without lubrication even in harsh environments.
- Designed to withstand impact from floating debris with a factor of safety.
The systems are easy to clean and inspect. Maintenance can be handled by one or two-man crews.
Contact us today to learn how FreeView flood barriers can protect your waterfront without blocking views or community access.