A Simple Solution Saved This Condo Structure Thousands of Dollars in Flood Damages

When we think of robust flood protection, we often visualize large flood panels surrounding a building or a barrier protecting a parking garage. However, the smallest preventive measures can make a significant difference.

This simple Flood Drain Protection was able to save a condo structure from thousands of dollars in damages. Before Flood Risk America offered this solution, the building experienced flooding in their lobby with three feet of water, closing it to traffic for almost four months.

A simple solution, thousands of dollars saved.

The Aftermath of Floods: More Than Just Water Damage

The repercussions of flood events extend far beyond mere structural damages and removing flood waters. Residents face inconvenience and disruption to their daily lives, and the management must ensure the safety and usability of the space again. 

Water damage can lead to a number of issues, including electrical failures and mold growth, all of which require extensive and expensive repairs. Most importantly, the health and safety of everyone within the condo were also at risk. Floodwaters can introduce contaminants and pathogens into the building, creating an unsanitary environment.

Exposure to mold, bacteria, and other harmful substances can lead to respiratory problems, allergies, and other health issues, particularly for vulnerable individuals such as children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing health conditions.

Flood Drain Protection: A Game-Changing Solution

Enter Flood Risk America's Flood Drain Protection system - a solution designed to:

  • Exceed both insurance and FEMA wind and water intrusion standards
  • Meet and surpass local building codes

Despite its simple appearance, this system packs a powerful punch when it comes to flood prevention and mitigation.

Custom-Made Flood Drains and Training

Flood Risk America didn't just provide off-the-shelf solutions; we built custom-made flood panels tailored to fit the condo's specific needs. Additionally, we trained the maintenance team on-site to ensure the seamless deployment of the system whenever needed.

Easy-To-Deploy System

One of the standout features of this Flood Drain Protection system is its user-friendly design with a simple process to deploy:

  • FRA Floor Drain Protection is lined up with the pre-existing holes to the anchors
  • Easy-Turn knob, gasket, and dock washer is inserted into opening on the ground
  • Easy-Turn Knob creates a tool-less system to tighten FRA Floor Drain protection in place
  • Gasketing system seals against uneven surfaces

The FRA Flood Drain Protection is specifically designed with the client’s needs in mind. We have developed this technology to be impact resistant so that vehicles can drive over the protected area without damage while continuing to provide flood protection to the area and keep rising water from storm surge, king tides, and heavy rainfall at bay.

A Simple Flood Protection Solution With Significant Savings

The unpredictability of flood events like these should serve as a wakeup call for condo management and residents alike. One of our priorities at FRA is highlighting the need for proactive planning and investment in reliable flood prevention systems to safeguard not only the physical structure of the building but also the well-being and safety of its occupants.

A modest investment in a simple and relatively small Flood Drain Protection system proved to be a wise decision for this condo building, resulting in substantial savings by avoiding extensive damages and costly repairs.

It serves as a powerful reminder that even the smallest preventive actions can yield significant benefits, safeguarding properties, enhancing resident safety and satisfaction, and ultimately preserving the integrity and value of buildings against the unpredictable forces of nature.