Self-Closing Flood Door for private residence in Kruiningen, Netherlands

Monday, March 18th, 2019

This week we commissioned a Self-Closing Flood Door for a private residence in Kruiningen (Netherlands). The garage had already been flooded twice during heavy rainstorms. Rain- and surface-water which could not be evacuated by the overloaded public sewer system flowed into the lower lying garage, causing considerable damage.

Thanks to the SCFD this will be a thing of the past. In the event the SCFD’s drain is no longer able to evacuate rain- or surface-water the surplus water will flow into the underground basin which holds the floating flood-wall. The pressure of the upcoming water will push the barrier up and close off the entry to the garage.

The SCFD works autonomous, not requiring any external energy source nor human intervention. Barrier length 5 m, protective height 0.3 m.