Caro FDS WaterWall
The WaterWall Flood Defence Barrier has been developed as a quick and convenient method of "building" a water tight flood barrier that can be easily erected in the event of a flood and also dismantled and stored away when the danger has passed.
Suitable for installation to both residential and commercial property, WaterWall makes use of two permanently-fixed vertical channels fitted either side of the opening to be protected, along with pre-installed unobtrusive ground fixtures to allow the posts to be erected using the unique post locking system.
Aluminium panels are then dropped into position so that when deployed, a barrier up to 1200mm high for any required span in excess of 1500mm wide is ready to protect your property.
How to deploy the Caro FDS WaterWall
When the barrier is not deployed, the opening remains unobstructed allowing full access as and when required.
When the threat of flooding becomes apparent, commence the deployment process by unfastening ground insert dust caps with screwdriver or similar.
Once the caps have been loosened across the entire barrier length, lift the caps out to prepare each insert for deployment of demountable post.
Before inserting the demountable post, please ensure that the post and ground insert are free from any debris.
Insert demountable post into ground insert ensuring located correctly (note FRONT indicated) and finger tighten (only) the top securing nut.
Continue this process along the entire barrier length until all posts are deployed.
Begin inserting the first panel into the rails, ensuring that you start with the rubber sealing bottom panel first (these panels have seals on both top and bottom).
Continue the process of inserting all panels along the entire barrier length, ensuring all bottom panels are lowest, then middle panels, then top panels
Complete the installation by inserting all panels , ensuring that all middle seals (between panels) are correctly seated and not misplaced.
Lightly secure demountable posts by using tool provided - DO NOT TIGHTEN AT THIS STAGE.
Insert compression block into fixed wall post and finger tighten.
Finger tighten the horizontal compression screws by hand, so that panels begin to depress against the rubber seal on the inside of the channels.
Finger tighten the vertical compression screws on the top locking block by hand, which will depress the rubber seal on the bottom aluminium panel to the floor.
Now fully tighten the Demountable Post hexagon head using the T-Bar tool through it.
Equally tighten compression blocks in fixed wall posts...
...and compression screws at the top of the demountable posts.
The horizontal screws can now be tightened. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
WaterWall Component Parts
Wall Rails & Panel Sealing Screws
The permanently fixed wall rails are available in two forms, either “reveal fix” which means fixing in between the reveals/brickwork of the doorway or “face fix” which means fixing onto the face of the brickwork. Each wall rail comes with a recess to accept a Wall Rail Compression Block (see Wall Rail Compression Blocks) and has a seal on the inner side to form the water tight seal when the WaterWall is deployed. The panel sealing screws protrude horizontally through the fixed wall rails and demountable posts to secure the Aluminium panels against the rubber seals on the inside of the rails/posts to prevent any flood water ingress.
Each individual panel is 300mm high x 20mm thick and is supplied with rubber seals to prevent water ingress. As all WaterWall barriers are manufactured to order, the Aluminium panel is cut to the required length.
The demountable post is required for WaterWall barriers that span in excess of 2000mm wide. The component is deployed into an unobtrusive Ground Insert, using the Course Thread connector.
Ground Insert & Post Cap
The 120mm diameter ground insert acts as a socket for WaterWall installations involving the requirement for a demountable post. When the barrier is not deployed, a lockable post cap seal is used to protect the ground insert.
Wall Rail Compression Block
The compression block is inserted into a recess at the top of the fixed wall rails and is used to ensure adequate downward pressure is applied to each end of the barrier.
The Ground Strips can be used to give added security/sealability to the system in areas of particularly rough or porous ground finishes. This can be supplied pre-fabricated/welded to the Fixed Wall Posts or loose.