HydroSwizz Emergency floodwater barrier

The quick alternative to sandbags for sudden storm events

The Problem

The no longer deniable climate change, global warming and the resultant shifts in weather events have brought about increased risks of heavy rainstorms and their accompanying floods. And this does not only apply to areas already identified or well-known as high-water zones.

The Way

The innovative HydroSwizz emergency floodwater barrier is quickly ready for service, for example to divert floodwater – and when the job is over, it is as speedily dismantled and packed away.

The System

The HydroSwizz emergency floodwater barrier was developed as an alternative to sandbags. The barrier is easy to erect so that in an emergency your property can be quickly protected from flooding at a minimum of cost.

The HydroSwizz emergency floodwater barrier can be used on almost any terrain and in any direction. Standard sealing material is used along the ground area of the protecting barrier. The barrier cannot be displaced either as it is fixed with a bracket or an anchor.

For improved stability, planks or boards can be laid across the top of the zig-zag barrier, and on the top of these stones and sandbags. You can even walk along the wall, if necessary.

The VA steel sheets are approx. 3 mm thick, approx. 14 kg heavy and are connected to one another using only 3 screws (M10). They provide protection up to a height of 600 mm.

Only minimum storage space is needed for the sheets as they fit into each other for horizontal or vertical stowing. For 10 metres of protective barrier only 12 boards are required.

The protective barrier can be viewed by appointment at the Technical University at Darmstadt.

The Advantages

  • stable, stand-alone zig-zag structure
  • robust system, premium VA steel, steel or aluminium
  • standard protection height approx. 0.6 m
  • quick and easy mounting
  • no supports required
  • wide range of applications
  • cheaper than other flood protection systems
  • fixing with or without ground anchor
  • easy logistics with one design for all protecting elements
  • ready for re-use after simple cleaning
  • 90% storage gain in comparison to stoplogs or sandbags