In the event of a severe storm, having a way to keep rising water levels from your property is necessary on all accounts. Our specially designed flood barrier, namely the Aqua-Barrier, is proven to keep flood-prone areas from suffering water damage. Discover the basics of our flood barrier installation methods with this overview.
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How to Install the Aqua-Barrier
Designed to withstand high pressure and rising water levels, the Aqua-Barrier can be installed in a few different ways. While most applications take less than 24-hours from start to finish, the condition of your commercial property is a factor to consider. Is there water already flowing or not? Keep in mind what scenario you might find yourself in, and then plan accordingly.
- Moving Water
- Standing Water
- Dry Land
1) Moving Water
In a situation where water is flowing or rising, it’s important to have a way to maintain control of your barrier system. Otherwise, strong water currents can sweep your barrier downstream, causing damaging consequences. Use a piece of hydraulic equipment such as a track hoe or crane to properly place your barrier in the water. Once inflated, the track hoe or crane can be used as an anchor to keep your barrier steady.
2) Standing Water
During a flood event, it may be necessary to install a flood protection barrier at the perimeter of a body of water. In a lake or culvert where water is static, barriers can be installed without any shoreline anchor. Due to the buoyancy of the industrial-grade vinyl, your crew can simply unroll the water barrier at any location. Once the fill ports are opened to allow water in, your water barrier will stabilize in position.
Pro Tip: If you’re installing more than one barrier, maintain control by staggering the full inflation of each barrier until all are overlapped and unrolled.
3) Dry Land
For most commercial properties, installing an Aqua-Barrier will more than likely not involve water being present. However, iI’s important to install your barrier in advance to keep flood water from entering your building. On dry land, simply unroll your barrier and create a type of flood wall around your property. To inflate your barrier, attach a pump connected to a nearby water source into one of the fill ports.
Speak with Our Experts
Being prepared for any scenario is important, especially when flood control is concerned. Depending on your actual applications, how you choose to install your Aqua-Barrier can vary significantly. As a property owner, it’s important for you to know how to skillfully use your flood protection products to minimize flood damage.
For specific installation procedures tailored to your environment, connect with one of our trained HSI Services representatives.