GUIDE | HOW TO CHOOSE WATER-GATE BARRIER?
As an example, the following image shows a property protected by the Water-Gate Barrier. Follow the eight (8) important steps to determine what you need.Take into consideration any obstructions around the building (pools, trees, sheds, etc.).
You will need a clear path of at least 2 feet around the perimeter of the structure that is being protected.
A clear path will be required to place the Water-Gate into proper position
Multiple pumps are required to pump rain & seepage water away from the back end of the Water-Gate.
Choose pumps with a capacity of 2 to 14 liters / minute for
It is possible to create 90-degree corners by folding unit properly.
It is possible to attach units together thank to our integrated Velcro system.
Take into consideration the direction of water and make sure the barrier is positioned properly.
How to determine the required length?
The calculation of the required length is always made from the red line as shown on the front page.
Select height of protection needed:
Height can vary based on historical experiences, slopes and other factors.
Take into consideration the lowest point of your property to determine the required height.
Review chart below for distance required for placement of Water-Gate (red line).
Pay great attention to obstacles:
Increase length as needed to avoid any obstructions or create corners to circumvent them.
Connecting edge joints need to be at least 5ft away from corners.
WATER-GATE – TIPS
Make sure to select the right size of barrier and to use sump pumps or other available tools to prevent infiltrations and rainwater. Avoid Velcro joints at corners.6” high Water-Gate unit cannot be joined to any other Water-Gate height, all others are connectable.Review all obstructions when measuring how much room you will need to deploy the Water-Gate properly. Each Water-Gate has a 4 :1 ratio of depth to height for secure stability, which guarantee a long-term stability.
Sandbags are needed on front edges where there are specific creases or folds and throughout unit to prevent seepage.Water-Gate barriers are FM Approved.