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1 Flood Prevention Fall 2009 – eStudio Tyler Gentry

2 Aqua Fence AquaFence is a highly cost-effective transportable flood protection barrier that can be rapidly deployed, prior to or even during heavy rain and severe weather when there is a recognised danger of flooding. After the rain, sea or river water has receded the flood barrier can be easily dismantled and stored ready for the next flood event. Flood events and severe weather around the world are rising in numbers and in our changing climate, the problem is getting worse. Insurance premiums are rocketing and the pressure is on to provide flood protection that works, on time and to budget. Preparation is key for organisations, businesses, local authorities and governments tasked with emergency management and response, where securing property and negating the risk to human life during flood events are the top priorities. AquaFence is the key to this preparation. AquaFence is a proven system designed for large areas at risk of repeated flooding. It is generally used away from property, for river banks and sea defence, although its flexible design means an AquaFence flood barrier can be used almost anywhere from whole streets and towns to farms and gateways.

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4 Alabama Flood Vents In a home that was recently built in a 100 year flood plain, the new homeowners were amazed to find that their flood insurance would be $3650 per year for their 2400 square foot home. Overwhelmed by the cost, they contacted Alabama Flood Vents and found we could lower their rate from $3650 per year to just $345 per year by installing special vents in the foundation of their new home! Obviously, a dramatic decrease in their premiums. This vent is called the " Smart Vent ” and is FEMA accepted and ICC-ES evaluated and accepted. With the installation of these vents, you can save thousands of dollars in flood insurance premiums every year. As Alabama’s first and only authorized installer, we can install these vents in houses with crawlspaces, on slabs and even some basement houses.

5 Alabama Flood Vents Cont’d The Smart VENT is a revolutionary flood mitigation device that is not only designed to help minimize damage during a flood event, it can also reduce mold and mildew as well. Built in a state-of-the-art, laser-driven manufacturing facility, Smart VENT is crafted from 100% stainless steel, and designed to last. It is the only Certified Foundation Flood Vent on the market. During a flood event, the patented float mechanism disengages, allowing hydrostatic pressure to equalize resulting in a significant decrease in potential damage to your foundation crawlspace. The Smart VENT is so unique that it is recognized by FEMA for its innovative design. Some insurance companies are recognizing the benefits of installing a Smart VENT system; possibly reducing flood insurance premiums. This directly benefits the homeowner and provides the opportunity for a considerable Return On Investment.

6 The Smart Vent How it works: Flood Protection:The Smart VENT® door is latched closed until flood water enters. Entering flood water lifts the patented internal floats which unlatches and rotates the door open. This allows the flood water to automatically enter and exit through the frame opening, relieving the pressure from your foundation walls. Ventilation: A bimetal coil (like a thermostat, no electricity is needed) automatically opens and closes the ventilation louvers as temperature changes. They will be closed when it is freezing outside and open when it is warm outside to provide natural ventilation. Important note:SmartVENT® does not rely on the louvers to let flood water in and out. Regardless of the louvers' position, opened or closed, when flood water flows into the door, the internal floats release the door to rotate open to relieve the hydrostatic pressure. The louvers and pest screen are rotated out of the path of the flood water. The temperature controlled louvers are for ventilation purposes only. For Video:

7 Spring Dam / Tilt Dam Following the major Tilt-Dam installation at Riverside Exchange, Sheffield in 2008 ongoing innovation and system development has created Spring Dam. Whereas Tilt-Dam consists of a trench with a counterbalanced tilting lid, Spring Dam requires no trench, using torsion springs to store the gravitational energy as the lid is lowered. Spring Dam therefore has lighter lids, carries loading more effectively, is more economical and provides easier access for cleaning post-flood and routine inspection/maintenance. The Tilt-Dam system is an entirely new form of PERMANENT IN-SITU FLOOD DEFENCE, operated and secured by gravity and with a design life of 50 years. Featuring trench units with tilting lids, following a flood alert the lids are unlocked and raised by hand to the vertical. With no stored materials elsewhere or any need for ancillary power, transport or skilled labour, just an unlocking lever and a team of two persons is required.

8 Caro Systems - WaterWall Waterwall Flood Barrier Mountable & demountable flood protection Extremely quick & very easy to use From Flood Warning to Erection in a matter of minutes Aluminium & Steel manufacture - last a life time & more Suitable for residential and commercial protection

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