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Protect Your Home with Manual or Passive Flood Barrier Systems; Call FloodFree to Learn about Options and Installation in Australia

Is your home ready for a flood? If your house is on high ground, then there is a good chance you aren’t at high risk. For homeowners who live in lower lying areas, though—especially along the Australian coast—floodwaters can pose a substantial threat. Floods can cause a tremendous amount of damage to property and assets in a very short period. From eliminating moisture and preventing moulding and rotting to replacing damaged belongings, the costs of flood remediation tend to be quite high. For this reason, flood prevention is always the best strategy. At FloodFree, we can provide the tools you need to protect your home, in the form of flood barrier systems.

Our Flood Barrier Systems

Flood barriers from FloodFree fall into three general categories: manual, automated and passive. Barriers can protect your home from storms and floods, how they operate is up to you – each operational method hs its own set of pros and cons. The question is, which type of flood protection is right for you?

Passive flood protection is thus defined because it provides constant flood protection without demanding any effort or action from the property owner. These types of barriers are permanently installed. Once in place, they stay there, becoming a permanent fixture of the property. When floods occur, the property owner has the peace of mind that comes from knowing their property already has protection that will deploy as required.

Automated flood barriers are permanent fixtures within a building’s infrastructure. Automated systems can be locally or remotely monitored and control to deploy in response to a flood risk or as actioned by an operator. Examples of automated flood barriers are Retractable and Tilting Flood Barriers. Both of these barriers can have ‘open’/ ‘close’ buttons on-site to be operated manually or be linked to a computer or mobile phone to be operated from anywhere with internet access.

Manual flood protection, on the other hand, is not fixed or automatic in the same way. When flooding begins, a property owner will need to take some manual action—hence the term ‘manual flood protection’—to enable the barrier.

The way these flood barrier installations work depends on the specific type of barrier you choose. At FloodFree, we offer four basic types of barriers: demountable, retractable, concealed and tilting. Demountable barriers offer manual flood protection, while retractable and tiliting flood barriers can be manual or automated operation whilst the concealed flood barrier is a passive (automatic) flood protection barrier.

Which system is right for your property will depend on several factors, including budget, aesthetic preferences, property layout, and the ability to make manual preparations in the event of a storm. Demountable systems, for instance, allow property owners to erect barriers if floodwaters threaten. These barriers carry an added benefit in that they can be designed and installed to an infinite length. By contrast, retractable barriers are easier to activate but are typically only used to close short openings or gaps (up to 30 metres) in existing walls.

Passive flood barrier products, meanwhile, are designed to activate automatically. Concealed barriers are installed below ground and deploy themselves in response to rising water levels. Tilting barriers, meanwhile, are flap-like barriers that tilt up and into place when water reaches them.

Get Help Choosing the Right Barrier for Your Property

If you have been looking for a way to protect your property from floods, look no further than FloodFree. We are proud to install flood barriers for Australia homeowners, business owners and property developers. If you aren’t sure which type of barrier is right for your purposes, contact us today for a personalised recommendation.