BoxBarrier: Flood Defence System

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.

Product specification

Dimensions (lxhxw)

90cm x 60cm x 60cm

Controllable flood height


Installation speed

100m/hour with 3 persons

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!

Hoogheemraadschap Rijnland about BoxBarrier

“ 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). ”

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How to use

The BoxBarrier® retains water with water. That means it uses it’s opponent, a resource always available. This makes it very efficient. The modular flood defence consists of separate elements, which are connected with sealed joints. Each element is covered by a lid before filled with water. Because of its large weight after being filled with water it resist the pressure from the rising water level. Due to the very flexible rubber strip at the front underside, is not dependent on any special underground. The BoxBarrier® works on grass, mud, clay, pavement and asphalt. It is not a problem to go from one underground to another.

Please download the BoxBarrier User Manual.

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