• HydroBeam Bulkhead
HydroBeam® Bulkhead

Automatic flood protection –

discreetly integrated in your building 

The Challenge

Due to the construction of housing within historic flood plains combined with climate change the potential of flooding has increased. This also carries the financial cost of restoration after the event. The experts are in agreement that climate change is now occurring.  But how do we “batten down the hatches”? 

The Way 

There is a new alternative to filling and piling up sandbags. Either at the push of a button, or automatically; the flood protection gate rolls up and “battens down the hatches” – it will do this automatically for you. You don’t have to break off your holiday or be woken suddenly by splashing water.

The Solution 

The HydroBeam® Bulkhead works automatically even when the house owner is absent, day and night, weekends or when flood waters are rising fast. When the water sensor sounds the alarm, the HydroBeam® Bulkhead is raised automatically from its socket, which is installed under a door or window. Stainless steel roll support rods ensure that the erected roll bulkhead can withstand the water pressure. Water-tightness is provided by means of a rubber wall fused to the rod as well as compressed air filled tubes. The system requires very low maintenance, is designed to the measurements of the house and is for the most part discreetly installed. The frame with the guide rails is integrated into, or attached to, door or window frames. All materials used are resistant and durable.

When the flood water level reduces, the roll bulkhead retracts into its housing as fast as it came out. It is then invisible but always ready for the next task.

The HydroBeam® Bulkhead can be retrofitted, offers optimal security and saves large and expensive “conversion work” to the house. Storage space is saved as there are no conventional cover panels to store.

The Advantages

  • fully automatic
  • easy and quick to install
  • high operational
  • reliability
  • permanent protection
  • with guide and sealing frames
  • always ready for operation
  • needs very little space
  • saves time and money
  • no setting up or dismantling of mobile protection systems
  • almost invisible
  • for old and new buildings
  • engineering support
  • early warning system optional