Made using innovative high pressure Air Beam Technology and military grade weatherproof, waterproof material Flood Defence Systems air-inflatable flood control barriers won’t rot, fatigue or degrade over time. They’re mold and mildew resistant, collapse for easy, stackable, dry storage and withstand temperature variants from +45⁰C to -40⁰C (113⁰F to – 40⁰F).
Flood Defence System flood control barriers are 1.45m (58”) in height and 1.5m (4ft), 3.5m (12ft) and 7m (24ft) in length and can be connected together to form a continuous barrier of any length. They are easily erected and dismantled, in under an hour, using only an air compressor and common hand tools.
Quickly and easily transported, Flood Defence Systems small-pack-volume means easy storage and transportation to any site. Two barriers measuring 1.45m x 7m (58in x 24ft) fits in the bed of a pickup truck, delivery van or emergency vehicle; enabling immediate response of safety equipment when flooding strikes.
Deflation of any part of the FDSL food protection barrier does not significantly affect performance. Should any part of the flood protection wall deflate, there’s no need to dismantle to effectively and quickly repair in place with a simple fabric patch and water repellent adhesive - like a pool liner repair kit.
After witnessing firsthand the catastrophic damage caused by flooding, Flood Defence Systems developed a lightweight, rapid response air-inflated flood barrier system to replace sandbag walls and waterfilled barriers for use across multiple applications.
Engineered to protect critical infrastructure, shorelines, transportation routes, buildings, businesses, and property; FDSL patented flood barriers are built to hold back thousands of kilograms/gallons of water, accompanying waves, wind and debris associated with flooding.
Designed with variable height and multiple connection options, you can configure your protective barrier to fit the shape and size of your site without impeding access, time after time.
FDS barriers are height adjustable with multiple connection options and are completely reusable.
Subjected to waves of up to 0.3m (1 foot)
Withstands depths up to 1.25m (4 feet)
Tested over 6,800kg (15,000 lbs) of water or wind force
“The most effective Emergency Management activities are proactive prevention/mitigation measures.The return-on-investment for these activities would generate savings of $6 for every $1 invested in prevention.”
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR CANADA: TOWARD A RESILIENT 2030
Public Safety Canada 2019
Flood Defence Systems Barriers CEO Robert Parsons on new flood protection technology, climate change, water management, and the growing need for flood planning.
An investment in flood control measures now, mitigates the high cost of repairs and insurance after the fact. Flooding has become a commonplace, almost yearly event in major cities and towns across Canada, the USA, and around the world. We offer an immediate solution; pending longer-term flood management and shoreline protection measures.
With a lower cost of ownership than competing systems of similar quality, this investment is significantly less than the cost of devastating damage to communities. Helps to eliminate the need for thousands of hours of labour and special disposal of contaminated sandbags or contaminated flood water used in other barrier methods.
High-Pressure Air Beam technology supporting over 24,000lbs used to skid heavy equipment over frozen lakes and tundra. Built to withstand and distribute several tones without faulting - the genius of our air-inflated flood barrier design.