DEFENCELL

This product is so much more than a flood defense barrier!  It is our product of choice in reinforcing soil from erosion or creating ‘reinforced flood berms’ for flood defense landscaping.  This product has long term and short applications and the ability for it to support native vegetation provides a host of aesthetically pleasing, long term solutions.

Graphic representation of Defencell flood barrier deployed on a beach to protect against coastal erosion

DESIGN

Defencell® offers has an amazing list of applications for a host of problems associated with flood defense, flood mitigation, and erosion control. They are comprised of a heavy duty nonwoven geotextile and provide the lowest single standing flood barrier at 20” tall while allowing for vertical stacking of additional units as flood levels rise.

Defencel flood barrier being constructed along a waterway

FEATURES

  • Modular in design and collapsible for storage, logistical ease, and quick deployment
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Takes locally available fill material
  • Easily contours to variable terrain
  • Easily forms corners and curves
  • Stackable as flood levels dictate
  • Tested and approved by the USACE as a flood barrier
  • NOTE:  External frame required during construction
Defencel flood barrier being constructed

STANDARD PRODUCT SIZES

Unit Height

20'

20'

20'

20'

Unit Base Width

4'5"

6'3"

8'2"

2'11"

Unit Length

16'

16'

16'

16'

PRODUCT APPLICATIONS

REINFORCED BERMS AND LEVEES

This is an example of how a reinforced berm can be created and vegetated in the construction of flood defenses.  This structure is capable of being over-topped by floodwaters without eroding into a breach and is significantly less expensive than traditional levees.

Units are lightweight, have a long life span when buried, and do not require specialized equipment to construct apart from earth moving machinery.

Common users of this structure would include home owners associations, municipal utility and wastewater facilities, irrigation districts, and DOT organizations.

These units come in a variety of widths and can be laid out side by side, and stacked.

Defencell constructed around Belfast City Airport
Defencell protecting Belfast City Airport from flooding
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport
Defencell constructed around Belfast City Airport
Defencell protecting Belfast City Airport from flooding
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport

FLOOD WALLS

Defencell units can be vertically stacked during times of flooding.  Therefore, additional units can be stacked if floodwaters continue to rise.  This product has been tested and approved by the USACE for flood defense operations and can be constructed by one person as required.

Defencell flood barrier protecting a city from massive flooding
Defencell flood barrier protecting a city from massive flooding
Defencell flood barrier protecting a home from massive flooding
Defencell flood barrier protecting a city from massive flooding

COASTAL EROSION CONTROL AND SAND DUNE RESTORATION

One of the best features of this product is the fact there is no wire or foreign components apart from the durable, non-woven geotextile it is comprised of.  This is an environmentally inert product making it an excellent product for coastal applications as there are no poke hazards, harmful dies, or foreign chemicals which can leech into the surrounding environment.

Whether you are reinforcing a coastal berm, stabilizing a sand dune, or simply trying to stop erosion and give vegetation a chance to grow, Defencell(R) provides the versatility to do this.

This product is also an excellent alternative to sandbags when restrictions only allow sandbag applications.

Defencell being used as a coastal erosion solution
Defencell being constructed on a beach to protect a home from coastal erosion
House being protected from coastal erosion with Defencell
Graphic representation of Defencell flood barrier deployed on a beach to protect against coastal erosion

RIVERBANK AND SOIL STABILIZATION

The modular design of Defencell(R) provides strength in retaining soils and can be installed over wide stretches of river bank or problem areas suffering from erosion.

The land reclamation example below shows how the units can be filled with a slurry type material and because the geotextile it is comprised of is porous, water will be allowed slowly escape leaving only the soils.  This type project can be built in lifts over a period of time if stacked.  As the material dries and consolidates it can be quickly vegetated depending on location.

NOTE:  This example shows two units side by side was built on a geotextile base attached to the units prior to filling.

PONDS AND WATER RETENTION

This product can be used for a variety of pond applications including above ground containment, settlement ponds, retention ponds, and similar applications.

Defencell being used as above ground containment, settlement ponds, and retention ponds
Defencell being used as above ground containment, settlement ponds, and retention ponds

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Graphic representation of Defencell flood barrier deployed on a beach to protect against coastal erosion
Defencel flood barrier being constructed along a waterway
Defencel flood barrier being constructed
Defencell constructed around Belfast City Airport
Defencell protecting Belfast City Airport from flooding
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport
Defencell constructed around Belfast City Airport
Defencell protecting Belfast City Airport from flooding
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport
Defencell flood barrier protecting a city from massive flooding
Defencell flood barrier protecting a city from massive flooding
Defencell flood barrier protecting a home from massive flooding
Defencell flood barrier protecting a city from massive flooding
Defencell being used as a coastal erosion solution
Defencell being constructed on a beach to protect a home from coastal erosion
House being protected from coastal erosion with Defencell
Graphic representation of Defencell flood barrier deployed on a beach to protect against coastal erosion
Defencell being used as above ground containment, settlement ponds, and retention ponds
Defencell being used as above ground containment, settlement ponds, and retention ponds
Graphic representation of Defencell flood barrier deployed on a beach to protect against coastal erosion
Defencel flood barrier being constructed along a waterway
Defencel flood barrier being constructed
Defencell constructed around Belfast City Airport
Defencell protecting Belfast City Airport from flooding
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport
Defencell constructed around Belfast City Airport
Defencell protecting Belfast City Airport from flooding
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport
Constructing Defencell flood barrier around Belfast City Airport
Defencell flood barrier protecting a city from massive flooding
Defencell flood barrier protecting a city from massive flooding
Defencell flood barrier protecting a home from massive flooding
Defencell flood barrier protecting a city from massive flooding
Defencell being used as a coastal erosion solution
Defencell being constructed on a beach to protect a home from coastal erosion
House being protected from coastal erosion with Defencell
Graphic representation of Defencell flood barrier deployed on a beach to protect against coastal erosion
Defencell being used as above ground containment, settlement ponds, and retention ponds
Defencell being used as above ground containment, settlement ponds, and retention ponds