No More Water Down There

You’ve got a garage for your business. It’s down there. It’s below street level. Dangit! It seemed like a great idea until you realized you were in Fargo. It’s gonna flood! Ya! It’s gonna! You can’t avoid it! Unless of course you do, and how are you going to be doing that then? Use the “Floodbreak.” It’s spiffy. It comes up from the ground and it stops that water cold! I don’t know if it’s gonna do much against the snow though.

It’s built for water!

For those of you not in the know, when I speak of Fargo I of course mean Fargo, North Dakota. This is a place that gets both a lot of snow and then in the spring, inevitably, a lot of water. That’s flood talk. So check this thing out if you’re in just such a situation. The Floodbreak.

What the Floodbreak consists of is “a floating panel that hinges into a recess int he pavement immediately in front of the entrance” to your garage or big door area. When water comes up on the Floodbreak, it floats, and when it floats, it rotates upwards. Hydrostatic pressure of the water raises the barrier and activates the self-sealing rubber flange. Flange! And that stops that water, so hard!

Available in unlimited width, unlimited height. 100% automatic.

Designer: Floodbreak, LLC

Floodbreak for breaking floods by Floodbreak, LLC

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19 Comments

  • Hunter says:

    crazy good concept! more mechanical design though..

  • Klappstuhl says:

    The idea seems to work, however as unpredictable as floods can be, the water could rise up way higher than the devide itself can reach. A waterproof/airtight garage door might seal the deal, along with pressure seals at the windows on the sides.

    • The gates work as shown and are completely prefabricated to fit the design of the space required. There is no need for power or maintenance personnel required to deploy other gate alternatives. The gate is completely automatic and deploys without fail in the middle of the day or middle of the night. If the water overflows the gate, then the initial design did not take into account the height of the 100 yr or 500 yr flood plain. We manufacture all gates in Houston, TX and ship them directly to the site based upon the customer’s requirements. The gate is also designed for highway traffic, but buoyant enough to deploy automatically. Garage locations are a great use of the product along with levee locations in existing flood plains.

    • MJEinsidler says:

      Not if a proper engineering study is done

  • Really great idea …
    … although how do you prevent some a**hole from parking on it when it is not deployed?
    The grey colour makes it look unobtrusive, but surely it needs to be visible (or even vocal!) enough to warn away those selfish sob’s who think they have the right to park across other peoples doorways.

  • Goshia says:

    Great floating bar. I liked.

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Should mass produce this & make Prefab for flood prone areas IE New Orleans, Miami, Sacramento CA, etc.
    India, Bangladesh alone,
    Radical & needed worldwide

  • cristena says:

    good idea .

  • dua says:

    crazy good concept! more mechanical design though..

  • The design is so intriguing because of its simplicity. No motors required, no electricy required makes this product more robust and reliable. I am the same opinion as the poster above me, that the color should be bright from both sides to stop people to park there, but than again, nothing stops you from repainting it, when your purchased the Floodbreak.

  • The design is so intriguing because of its simplicity. No motors required, no electricy required makes this product more robust and reliable. I am the same opinion as the poster above me, that the color should be bright from both sides to stop people to park there, but than again, nothing stops you from repainting it, when your purchased the Floodbreak.

  • name says:

    Great Idea! …until I have to leave the garage. Then a massive wave of water comes crashing into the garage and my car. How about some proper drainage? That would work too!

  • name says:

    Great Idea! …until I have to leave the garage. Then a massive wave of water comes crashing into the garage and my car. How about some proper drainage? That would work too!

  • If you're fixing to leave your Garage when there's a flood outside, then you deserve to be drenched you nugget! Where do you think you're gonna go if the streets are flooded?

  • If you're fixing to leave your Garage when there's a flood outside, then you deserve to be drenched you nugget! Where do you think you're gonna go if the streets are flooded?

  • Wow good concept!

  • Bosch says:

    so interesting! good solution!

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