Flood Defence & Flood Barriers
Flood Defence & Flood Barriers
Flooding can be a devastating event, causing extensive damage to your home or business. Living in a flood-prone area means being prepared in advance is crucial. At Street Solutions UK, we understand the importance of flood preparedness, and we offer a comprehensive range of flood defence and flood barrier products to help you safeguard your property.
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Our Flood Defence Collection includes a wide array of products designed to help you effectively manage flooding and related hazards. From prominent flood warning signs and reliable sandbags to robust flood barriers and convenient sandbag and sign kits, we have all the tools you need to prepare for the worst.
Preventative measures are key. Prevention is often more effective than reaction. Monitoring weather forecasts, staying informed about potential flood risks, and conducting regular property checks during extreme weather conditions can make a significant difference. If flood warnings are issued, having flood prevention barriers in place and strategically positioning sandbags at entrances can mitigate the impact of flooding.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What Do I Need to Protect My Home From Flood Damage?
A: Being prepared for a flood is paramount, In addition to having the right products it is essential you had a well-communicated evacuation plan so that all residents are aware of the procedures and designated safe locations during a flood. You should also have an emergency kit that includes essential items such as a handheld radio, flashlight, and provisions of emergency food/water supplies. This kit will help you stay connected and self-sufficient while awaiting assistance. It's essential to identify potential water entry points within your residence, including doors, patios, floor gaps, and features like air bricks in walls. Additionally, be mindful that water pressure can lead to water intrusion through drains and pipes, affecting toilets and sinks.
Q: Which Flood Products Do I Need?
A: The flood products you select depend on the location of your home or business premises. Street Solutions UK offers a variety of flood products tailored to diverse locations and scenarios.
FloodFence™ is a swift and lightweight water diversion system designed for rapid deployment. It can be quickly connected and put into action to redirect flowing water away from valuable assets.
Sandbagging is a centuries-old flood prevention method. By using sandbags, you can construct a protective barrier to divert and prevent water from infiltrating vulnerable doorways and foundations.
Q: How do you use Sandbags to prevent flooding?
A: Sandbags are most effective when placed directly in front of closed doors and windows, creating a tight seal to prevent water infiltration. For larger areas like a home's perimeter, the placement and height of sandbag dikes may vary, but consider their deterioration over time when exposed to floodwater. Sandbags can also be used indoors, such as over drains to block contaminated water.
Q: What is the proper way to stack Sandbags?
A: When stacking sandbags, create a tight first row against the ground, placing bags end-to-end with slight overlap, and stagger subsequent rows to avoid continuous joints. To secure sandbags on the dike, lift and thrust them into place, using your foot to tamp them down with folded or tied edges facing the water flow.
For taller barriers, dig a bonding trench, 4-6 inches deep and 18-24 inches wide. Arrange sandbags in a pyramid, with the bottom layer 2-3 times wider than the top.
Seal finished dikes with plastic sheeting, extending it beyond the dike's bottom and top edges. Use sandbags to secure the plastic. Avoid puncturing it or walking on it.
For larger dikes, employ a sump or skimmer pump to remove infiltrating water. You can also use partially buried five-gallon buckets with side-drilled holes to collect seepage.
Q: How long can Sandbags last?
A: A sandbag has an indefinite lifespan due to its durability. The bags themselves are stitched to be highly tear-resistant. Sand, the filling material, is exceptionally stable and does not degrade or evaporate over time. While sandbags may allow water penetration, the sand inside largely compensates for this characteristic.
Q: Should Sandbags be placed inside or outside?
A: Sandbags must always be positioned outside the home or building. Placing a flood barrier indoors will still allow water to enter, so it's crucial to position the bags in front of a door or entryway for the most effective flood control.
Q: Where should Flood Warning Signs be used?
A: Flood warning signs should be used in areas prone to flooding or where there is a risk of encountering floodwaters. These signs are typically placed in locations where drivers need advance warning and information about potential flooding on the road, such as low-lying areas, flood-prone zones, or areas near bodies of water that can overflow during heavy rain or storm events. The purpose is to alert drivers to the potential hazard and allow them to take necessary precautions or choose alternative routes if necessary to ensure safety.
Q: What are Flood Fence Barriers?
A: Flood Fence is a fast and lightweight water diversion system that can be swiftly connected and deployed without the need for pre-applied ballast, making it particularly suitable for flash flooding situations. Each unit includes a slim line base gasket for effective ground terrain sealing, making it best suited for use on hard surfaces. This system is perfect for managing flowing water, such as redirecting or deflecting potentially damaging water flows as needed. Its applications range from controlling burst water mains to managing surface water runoff.
Q: What other flood control products should I consider?
A: - Barrier Warning Tapes: Safeguard safety by cordoning off hazardous areas.
- Protective Clothing: Deep water gloves protect against hazardous substances.
- Caution Signs: Raise awareness of hazards on your premises.
- Industrial Cleaning Products: Cleanse and disinfect water-damaged areas.
- Drain Un-blockers: Useful for addressing internal factors contributing to flooding.
- Pumps: Speed up clean-up and drainage in various situations.