How Does a Water Barrier Work?
For construction projects or commercial properties located near water, having a flood barrier is crucial. Discover how three elements of the Aqua-Barrier work together to help prevent long term water damage.
- Internal Baffle System – Pressure from nearby water is utilized within the internal baffle system to lock the cofferdam into place and keep it from floating away.
- Freeboard – Stability is acquired once the barrier is 25% freeboard, or when ¾ of the bladder tank is below water level.
- Surface Friction – Long term stabilization is ultimately found when surface friction works against uneven water pressure to maintain the adequate level of freeboard.
The Aqua-Barrier Advantage
Unlike any other water-filled cofferdam, the Aqua-Barrier is designed with materials that will stand the test of time. Construction from industrial grade vinyl coated polyester, the barrier is laminated with a base of woven polyester between two layers of flexible polyvinyl chloride. Not only does this allow the barrier to be easily repaired and reused, but the foldable material makes storage and transportation accessible for any application.