WaterWall Case Studies

Case Study 1 - Lincolnshire

Following a “high tide” incident previously, the East Lindsey District Council had to find the best and most convenient method of protecting their tenants in the large, on beach, Concession building on the sea front.
 
Both the Caro WaterWall and WaterDoor products fitted this need, allowing for full access, both out front as well as at the rear, during the busy season for the kiosks. If needed the barriers could be erected within minutes.
 
Once this busy season had finished it meant that the Concession holders were able to erect their barriers and leave them up through the winter, if they so desired, in the knowledge that they would not be affected should another flood event happen whilst they weren’t there.
 
Client Name: East Lindsey District Council

Type of Project: Local Authority

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

Specification:
All barriers supplied 1.2m high
8 x WaterDoor Barriers - ranging from 1.2m to 1.83m wide 
6 x WaterWall Barriers - ranging from 4.73m to 5.85m wide
 
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Case Study 2 - Middx

After much investigation and research, this well-known Electric Utility Company commissioned Caro FDS to design, supply and install a removable flood barrier to surround their sub-station equipment.
 
Being located right alongside a river that has been known to flood dramatically in the past, it was seen as a major weak point in their Disaster Planning to not have some method of protection. The Caro WaterWall system was chosen to give this protection.
 
Client Name: Major Electrical Utility Company

Type of Project: Commercial

Location: Staines, Middx

Specification:
All barriers supplied 1.2m high
One complete run of WaterWall Barrier – with six angles – a total of 48.05 metres in length

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Case Study 3 - Kent

Caro FDS were delighted to secure a project, which involved supplying both WaterWall and WaterDoor Barriers for the Dover Port Authority. Completed at the end of 2007, the barriers provided the perfect solution for dealing with flood waters during the 'off-season'.

Client Name: Dover Port Authority

Type of Project: Commercial

Location: Kent, United Kingdom

Specification:
All barriers supplied 0.4m high
2 x WaterDoor Barriers - ranging from 0.93m to 1.36m wide 
9 x WaterWall Barriers - ranging from 1.6m to 11m wide

 
Flood protection barrier wall
Flood protection barrier wall
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Case Study 4 - Gloucestershire

Caro FDS were approached by the local council in Gloucester to provide a flood protection solution to three openings situated adjacent to the City's Quayside. The barriers needed to be robust enough to cope with the swelling waters of the Quay as well as being manufactured to a specific height to match that of the existing walls.

Client Name: Mr B

Type of Project: Local Authority

Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Specification:
All barriers supplied 0.5m high*
1 x WaterDoor Barrier
- 1.36m wide
2 x WaterWall Barriers
- ranging from 2.42m to 3.76m wide

* Aluminium Panels for the WaterDoor and WaterWall are manufactured in heights of 0.2m as standard, but Caro FDS can produce non-standard heights as "specials", as demonstrated in this particular project.
 
Flood protection barrier wall
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Case Study 5 - Cambridgeshire

One of England's finest coaching inns situated in a small village in Cambridgeshire required a demountable system to hold back the flood waters of the nearby River Nene. Caro FDS were delighted to provide the perfect solution for protecting this picturesque 17th century building.

Client Name: Mr M.

Type of Project: 17th Century Hotel

Location: Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Specification:
All WaterWall barriers supplied at 0.8m high
 
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Case Study 6 - Gloucestershire

After the devastating floods of July 2007, Caro FDS provided flood protection equipment for the local council offices in Gloucestershire. With its in-house foundry, Caro FDS were also able to provide bespoke 'hinged' flood barriers, which were tailored to the client's exact needs.


Client Name: Gloucestershire County Council

Type of Project: Local Authority

Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Specification:
All barriers supplied 1.2m high
10 x Barriers
- ranging from 0.98m to 5.4m wide
 
Flood protection barrier wall
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Case Study 7 - Avon

Surrounded by the River Avon, this six-storey development in the heart of Bristol City Centre required a number of reliable and robust flood barriers to protect its retail and office clientele. The Caro FDS range of WaterDoor and WaterWall systems offered the perfect solution for the client.

Client Name: Mr T.

Type of Project: Commercial

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Specification:
All barriers supplied 0.6m high8 x Barriers - ranging from 1.195m to 12.28m wide
 
Flood protection barrier wall
Flood protection barrier wall
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