Garage door or loading bay flood barriers are suitable for commercial or residential properties.  A demountable flood barrier is the most suitable flood mitigation product for garage doors because they allow for vehicles and people to enter/exit the building in normal conditions. With the Buffalo Flood Barrier, only a smooth flat surface is required for the barrier to seal on top, therefore no threshold is present in the garage, removing the any trip hazard risk. A demountable aluminium flood barrier requires two permanent upright fixings to be installed either side of the garage. These fixings can either be face or reveal, and can be installed internally or externally. However, in some cases (particularly on older commercial units) the existing brick work requires remedial work.

Case Study: Vale Mill LTD (Minky) Crumpsall

The Issue

The business manufacturers cleaning, laundry and kitchenware but suffered from flood water coming through the main loading bay door. However, the brick work either side of the loading bay was unstable.

The Solution

The solution was to install a Buffalo HD Aluminium Flood Barrier, but first the brick work either side of the loading bay needed repairing to ensure a solid fixing. This involved building a new section, and fixing into the existing building. As the flood barrier was over 2.4m in width, a demountable post was required, which required core drilling 250mm deep hole for the ground insert to sit in. In addition, to ensure a smooth flat surface for the flood barrier to seal against, a metal plate was inserted in the ground. Further information on flood barrier design is available via the architect section or email us on info@thefloodcompany.co.uk.

Pre Installation

minky pre installation

minky pre installation

minky pre installation

minky pre installation

Post Installation

Demountable flood barrier garage door

Demountable flood barrier garage door

Product Used

Thanks to Floodsafe Projects for the installation.

For more information regarding flood barriers or other flood defence products, please contact us on 01484 505509 or email info@thefloodcompany.co.uk.