Ensure Peace of Mind by Protecting Your Property with Australian Made Concealed Flood Barriers from FloodFree
When floods threaten, it’s comforting to know that your property is safe—even if you don’t have time to go out and deploy a barrier system. This type of peace of mind is what we are offering at FloodFree when we market our concealed flood barriers to Australia homeowners, businesses, property developers and local councils. These systems are part of our passive protection offerings, which activate automatically when floodwaters approach.
How Concealed Flood Barriers Work
Concealed flood barriers are a popular flood defence option for several reasons. For one thing, these systems are out of sight most of the time. As the name suggests, the barriers are ‘concealed’ underground at the point of installation. During fair weather periods, you will hardly even know these barriers are there—let alone feel like they are blighting the aesthetics of your property.
For another thing, FloodFree’s Australian made concealed flood barriers are ingeniously designed to activate because of rising flood waters. There is no electrical component to these systems, no fancy sensor that detects floodwater and activates the barrier. Instead, the barriers respond to the presence of floodwater itself. As floodwaters rise and approach the barrier, they drain into an underground chamber where the barrier is concealed. The waters themselves activate the barrier, bringing it up and into place using simple floatation. On the surface, the rising waters then lap harmlessly at the barrier until the storm subsides and the waters recede. At that point, the barrier sinks back down into its concealed chamber and out of sight.
At FloodFree, we can design and engineer concealed flood barriers to cover openings from one metre to 20 metres in length. The barriers can be installed with a minimal footprint and will have little to no lingering impact on the aesthetics or traffic flow of your property entrances. Bottom line, positioning these systems at the entrances to your property is a smart and user-friendly contingency to keep floodwaters at bay.
Passive Flood Barriers or Manual Flood Barriers: Which Is Right for You?
As mentioned previously, FloodFree’s Australian made concealed floor barriers are part of our company’s passive flood protection offerings. We also have manual flood barriers; which property owners must actively deploy themselves. On both sides, we offer two different flood barrier options.
There are pros and cons to both sides of the coin here, and our engineers at FloodFree would be happy to consult with you and help you choose the right flood barrier for your property. On the manual side, our demountable barriers are ideal for large property openings because they can be designed to suit any length. On the passive side, our concealed flood barriers in Australia are essential for coastal or low-lying properties where flood preparation time will likely be minimal. In any case, FloodFree can design a suitable flood defence system for your property. All you need to do to get started is to contact us directly.