Fluvial Innovations offers domestic flood protection for your home. If you have a domestic property that is at risk from flooding it can cause major stress every time a flood warning is issued. Flood damage costs can run into tens of thousands of pounds – crippling for domestic and commercial property owners. That’s why effective flood protection is essential.
“Research by the insurance industry has shown that half a metre of floodwater in a modern semi-detached house will result in an average cost of £15,000-£30,000 to repair the building and £9,000 to replace damaged belongings.”
Insurance industry spokesperson.
Whether you need to flood protect an opening on your boundary wall, such as a driveway, or doorways we can assist. Simply let us know the measurement of the opening you wish to ‘block off’ and the team can provide you with a deployment plan and accurate quotation.
When a flood warning is present – speed and ease of assembly is the key to protecting your home. The FloodBlock barrier enables domestic home owners to rapidly deploy an effective flood barrier in minutes.
Problems with using sandbagging:
- Time consuming to assemble
- Large amount of manpower and resources required to assemble
- Excessively leak
- Sandbags start to rot after use
- They can only be used once, not repeatable
Down with the sandbag!
Around the world sandbags are still used at the eleventh hour to try and protect households and premises from flooding. Unfortunately, time and time again, sandbag barriers prove utterly ineffective when used as flood protection.
Why is commercial flood protection so important?
During the UK Summer floods of 2007 large swathes of the United Kingdom were flooded. The floods caused 13 deaths, affected nearly 50,000 homes and 7,000 businesses in England and involved more than 80 local authorities. Due to the devastation of the flooding and the perceived unpreparedness of emergency responders the Government asked Sir Michael Pitt to review the flood event. In his subsequent report he made a number of recommendations to ensure communities were better protected in the future.
Two of these recommendations made a direct reference to the use of sandbags as a flood defence measure.
ES.49 – “…The Review was unable to obtain any significant evidence that sandbags were particularly effective during the 2007 summer floods in providing protection to individual households.”
ES.50 – “…The general provision of sandbags should be phased out in favour of better products..”
We are using the system and it is working great; Floodstop is keeping our platform and car park open and safe to our customers and colleagues during recent extreme weather and associated flooding.Regional Retail Manager, First Great Western
We discovered that Floodstop barriers are a fraction of the cost of alternative flood prevention products on the market. Knowing we have effective prevention from the threat of flooding is a great weight off our minds. They are easy and simple to use and when the job is done they can be simply picked up and put back in the garage.A.Pulford, private householder
We are delighted that we now have an easy to deploy flood prevention system on the island. It will allow us to protect our newly refurbished reception when we have exceptionally high tides. We were completely fed up with deploying sandbags in the past. The barrier was in action today and prevented flooding of the walkway and reception. It’s fantastic.Angela Cott, National Trust Property Manager at Brownsea Island
We have had to use the Floodstop over the weekend and what a fantastic job it did for us!!Private Householder, N.E England