Flood protection barriers are structures made from reinforced concrete and then finished with sandbags to prevent soil erosion and increase the life of a flood control system. These barriers are usually installed on the outside perimeter of the home or business to prevent soil loss due to rising flood waters. There are many different kinds of flood protection barriers. Each one is specially designed to meet a specific need, and can add an attractive piece to the landscape.
The most common types of flood protection barriers are the ones that are made of PVCu, which are constructed in two-foot wide by eight-foot tall panels. These barriers are more suitable for protecting against sudden ground uplift caused by heavy rains or snowstorms. Fiberglass, aluminum, and steel are other popular forms of floodwater barriers. All of these barriers are designed to withstand ground uplift caused by heavy rain or snowstorms, while maintaining a relatively constant level of water flow through the barriers.
Another very important type of flood protection barriers are those that are installed around the doors and windows of the home or business as well as at the main entry points of the structure. If these doors and windows are not properly sealed, there is a chance that a sudden leak may occur, causing significant damage to the structure. Some of the different materials used in the construction of flood protection barriers include: polystyrene sheet, inflatable polystyrene panels, fiberglass mesh, vinyl, epoxy resins, polycarbonate sheets, sheet metal rods, and thermoplastic olefin sheets. All of these materials have been tested and certified to keep away harmful ultraviolet rays from entering the interior of a building, as well as harmful gases, vapors, and dust that can cause serious health problems if they enter the respiratory system of a person.