Floodgates have been independently tried and tested to BSI PAS1188-1.
Floodgates comprise of a 25mm thick, boxed steel frame covered by a 7mm thick grey rubberised cover.
A jacking mechanism attached to the rear of the frame allows both the frame and cover to expand telescopically widthways into the walled area (the reveal) immediately in front of the door. Four bolts situated along the bottom edge of the frame are then adjusted to provide a seal along the ground.
Due to its unique expandable design, Floodgate does not normally need any permanent fittings to the property and does not require pre-drilling of the door frame, making it ideal for use on old and listed buildings.
Any remedial work which may be required to square and even the surfaces to help achieve a tight seal, can usually be undertaken by a competent DIYer.
All Floodgates are 68cm (2’3”) high – research shows that above this level, water pressure on the outer walls can be powerful enough to cause structural damage.
A single Floodgate provides superior protection than over 50 sandbags yet it weighs less than one! A Floodgate is also a lot easier to store and is completely reusable.