Hundreds of Industrial units built in the early 20th century are still in use but at the time never considered flood protection. Increased hard surfacing from progressive urban development and rising flows in water courses is now threatening these industrial units with a high risk of surface water and fluvial flooding.
Many older industrial units were constructed close to rivers, streams and estuaries and are faced with traditional steel cladding. As water levels rise the cladding is unable to retain external water and consequently internal flooding is frequently experienced causing chaos to plant, machinery and stock stored inside.
The installation of reinforced concrete, block or brick flood walls constructed inside or outside the buildings coating can act as a retaining wall against the flood and combining these with flood doors or deployable barrier systems will protect the property from flood risk and lower insurance premiums.