Flood Defense Group specializes in flood protection for homes, businesses, and communities at large and have grown to appreciate the unique capabilities of the Flood Gate product to quickly protect a doorway during a flood. It is simple by design and an easy product to deploy. Homeowners can purchase it online to protect a front door from flooding without the need for a consultation or a 3rd party contractor to conduct modifications to your home while coming in at a price that beats the competition.
The Flood Gate barrier system comes as a user-ready kit in a variety of widths which come in 5” increments depending on the size of the doorway requiring flood protection. With this system, the general process from start to finish is;
- Measure doorway from jamb to jamb
NOTE: Location of fit should be flush and smooth with 90-degree angles at the base. Additional steps can be taken to seal up brick work and rough textures.
- Ensure a minimum reveal of 1.25” to 2” within the door frame for product fit
NOTE: Steps can be taken to protect any doorway with this product if there is not space within the door frame for this product to fit which are more invasive in that they require a mounted bracket
- Order appropriate size Flood Gate
- Remove from box upon arrival
- Put on neoprene sleeve which creates your water-tight seal
- Use the internal jack to wedge this product into place within the doorway
- Tighten pre-attached bolts at the bottom to seal the barrier to the ground
- Done – most doorways remain operational
- Remove and store for future use
There are detailed user instructions for this product which should be read thoroughly but those are the basic steps
Flood Gate vs other flood panel systems
Flood Defense Group generically classifies ‘flood panel systems’ as a barrier designed to protect openings within a structure and/or longer flood fencing applications using thinner panels or planks in a variety of dimensions. Common products or phrases within this industry include flood panels, flood planks, flood logs, flood fence, and flood gates. Common applications of these products include flood protection of doorways, garage doors, windows, elevator shafts, parking garages, gaps between structures, compartmentalization of key equipment, and flood fencing.
We provide multiple of these type options and with an understanding of pricing throughout this industry, believe that the Flood Gate provides the best value in ‘cost per square foot’ of protection provided at less than $100 without additional installation requirements on most cases. Through our efforts to understand alternative options and relevant prices for these type systems, we believe that establishing a ‘cost per square foot’ of protection provided to be the appropriate metric for comparing flood paneling type systems and the Flood Gate beats all competing products we are aware of on price
This product can be generally installed with ease into the majority of doorways that require protection without modifying the building or ground in any way but we commonly need to protect sliding doors, double doors, and garage doors from flooding as well as doors which are flush with the building leaving no doorway to fit into. In these cases, the Flood Gate provides options in being able to install ‘Stanchions’ which are ground anchored, removable, upright supports to link barriers when sealing off a longer opening or wall mounted brackets in creating anchor points. We are happy to have the option with these additions to protect large doorways from flooding or creating a flood fence for a variety of applications.
If the texture of the location the Flood Gate is butting up to is rough, this could allow potential for seepage. A bead of silicone caulk is helpful in sealing any voids associated with rough textured surfaces. It is important to note that there are types of silicone caulk which easily peel off without leaving residue to clean up.
Flood Defense Group has alternate options available which includes the EZ Panel. This is a robust panel, compliant with FEMA TB 3-93 standards, and well suited to achieve heights greater than the 26” height of the Flood Gate. The EZ Panel is an amazing product that may bring down flood insurance rates but is slightly more robust than required to protect your front door from flooding within a residential flood defense application. While we appreciate the importance of having a variety of flood defense solutions for a variety of potential flood scenarios, we cannot be happier with the simple, effective, and economical solutions provided by the Flood Gate to quickly block off doorways during a flood.
Flood Gate Pricing and Product Dimensions:
Quickdam Stanchion Kit
Quickdam Side Rail Kit
There are volume discounts available for the purchase of multiple units/pallets and in conducting comparisons within the industry, simply calculate the cost per square. Depending on the product you are comparing, it is important to include installation and shipping costs.
In summary, Flood Defense Group has deployed the Flood Gate product and wholeheartedly endorse it. If you are looking to purchase the Flood Gate in the USA, we have this product in stock in multiple warehouses across the country and available for immediate shipping. If you need to protect a door from flooding, we believe that the FloodGate is an amazing product and tops our list of ‘go-to’ options.
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