The BoxBarrier is a very effective temporary flood defence system, which can be used to temporarily heighten the crest of a dike, or to make a temporary dam on flat terrain. This increased crest height prevents flooding of the areas behind the dike. The concept of the BoxBarrier is characterised by easiness, because it makes use of its opponent: it retains water with water.
The modular flood defence consists of box elements, which are connected by joint elements. The box elements are covered by lids. The box elements are filled by a pump and then the BoxBarrier is ready for all types of floods!
90cm x 60cm x 60cm
Controllable flood height
100m/hour with 3 persons
“ The trial placement was a success. The BoxBarriers were quickly put into position, when you compare this with the conventional sandbags. The advantages of the system are mainly due to the limited time required to construct the temporary barrier, the limited required storage area and the easyness to handle the units (in advantage of safety, health and welfare). ”
|Boxbarrier||Sandbags||Big-bags||Waterfilled Tubes||Concrete waterfront block||Temporary Floodbarrier Permanent foundation / permanent on site||Temporary Floodbarrier Permanent foundation / transported to site|
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