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NOAQ Boxwall Mobile Flood Barrier

NOAQ Boxwall Mobile Flood Barrier


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Freestanding Temporary Flood Barrier

- Easy to use

- Self-anchoring & no tools required

- Storage efficient barriers

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Introducing the NOAQ Boxwall Mobile Flood Barrier, a cutting-edge solution designed for swift and effective flood protection in urban environments. This freestanding temporary barrier offers unparalleled versatility, working seamlessly on surfaces like asphalt streets, lawns, and more. With self-anchoring capabilities, the NOAQ Boxwall can dam 50 cm of water, automatically ballasting itself with floodwater for stability.

Its low weight and tool-free assembly make it incredibly user-friendly, allowing for rapid deployment by just two individuals. Plus, its stackable design ensures efficient storage and transport. Join the fight against flooding with NOAQ, revolutionising flood defence for communities worldwide.

How does the NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barrier work?

The NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barrier is a revolutionary solution designed to swiftly and effectively combat flooding in urban environments. Its freestanding design makes it versatile, capable of providing protection on various surfaces including tarmac, concrete, grass, and dirt.

Utilising the "bookend principle," the Boxwall is self-anchoring and stable, automatically ballasting itself with floodwater for enhanced reliability. With its lightweight construction, each box weighs only 6.1 kg, ensuring easy deployment without the need for tools. Additionally, its flexible design allows for the creation of gradual curves and corners without external fastenings. Easy to stack, store, and transport, the Boxwall is a storage-effective solution for flood defence, empowering communities to quickly deploy barriers and protect vital infrastructure in times of need.

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What are the benefits of using the NOAQ Boxwall Barrier system?

The NOAQ Boxwall Barrier system offers a multitude of benefits for flood defense:

  • Freestanding Temporary Flood Barrier: Designed specifically for urban environments, the Boxwall provides excellent protection on various surfaces, including tarmac, concrete, grass, and dirt.
  • Self-Anchoring The Boxwall automatically ballasts itself with floodwater, becoming firmer as water levels rise, eliminating the need for external anchoring mechanisms.
  • Low Weight and Easy to Use: Each box weighs only 6.1 kg, making it lightweight and effortless to handle. With no tools required for assembly, deployment is quick and straightforward.
  • Flexible Design: The modular components of the Boxwall allow for the creation of curves and corners without external fastenings, providing adaptability to different build requirements.
  • Storage-Effective: The stackable design of the boxes requires minimal space for storage and transportation, with 26 boxes fitting on a standard pallet.
  • Reusable Over Many Flood Threats: The Boxwall can be reused for up to 20 years, offering long-term flood protection and cost-effectiveness.

  • Fast Deployment: With its lightweight construction and tool-free assembly, the Boxwall can be rapidly deployed in emergency situations, allowing for swift response to flood threats.
  • Versatile Applications: Suitable for various flood defence scenarios, including road closures, protection of industrial and commercial properties, and diversion of floodwater away from vulnerable areas.

Overall, the NOAQ Boxwall Barrier system provides a reliable, cost-effective, and user-friendly solution for flood defence, empowering communities to effectively protect against the impacts of flooding and enhance resilience in the face of natural disasters.

How do you use the NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barriers?

Using the NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barrier system is straightforward and efficient:

  1. Prepare: Assess the area where flood protection is needed and ensure that the surface is flat and even.
  2. Position: Place the boxes in the desired configuration, ensuring that they are aligned to create a continuous barrier. Gradual curves can be created by connecting the boxes at a slight angle, and specific corner boxes are available for creating corners.
  3. Connect: Snap the boxes together to form a stable barrier. No tools are needed for assembly, making the process quick and hassle-free.
  4. Deploy: Once the Boxwall is assembled, position it in the desired location to provide protection against flooding. The system is freestanding and does not require external fastenings.
  5. Anchor: As floodwater comes into contact with the Boxwall, it automatically ballasts itself by the weight of the water, pressing firmly against the ground to anchor in place. The higher the water rises, the harder the barrier is pressed against the ground.
  6. Monitor: Keep an eye on the water level and the performance of the barrier. Adjust the positioning or add additional Boxwall components if necessary to maintain effective flood protection.
  7. Reuse and Store: After the flood threat has passed, dismantle the Boxwall system and stack the boxes for storage. The boxes are stackable, requiring minimal space for storage and transportation.

By following these steps, the NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barrier system can be quickly and easily deployed to provide effective flood protection in urban environments and other vulnerable areas.

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When and where can you use NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barrier?

The NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barrier system is highly versatile and can be used in various locations to effectively manage flood threats. Here's where you can use it:

  • Urban Areas: Designed specifically for the urban environment, the NOAQ Boxwall provides excellent protection on surfaces like tarmac, concrete, grass, and dirt commonly found in cities.
  • Roads and Streets: Ideal for closing off roads and streets during flood threats, preventing water from entering urban areas and causing damage to infrastructure.
  • Paths and Carparks: Effective for protecting pedestrian paths, walkways, and car parks from floodwater, ensuring safety for both pedestrians and vehicles.
  • River and Canal Banks: Suitable for deployment along riverbanks and canal edges to prevent water from overflowing and flooding surrounding areas.
  • Industrial, Domestic, and Commercial Properties: Offers protection to various types of properties, including industrial facilities, homes, and commercial buildings, safeguarding them from flood damage.
  • Anywhere with Flat, Hard Surfaces: Can be deployed on any flat, hard surface, including tarmac, asphalt, paving, and concrete, to control and divert floodwater effectively.

The flexibility, ease of use, and self-anchoring capabilities of the NOAQ Boxwall make it an ideal solution for managing flood threats in diverse environments, ensuring the safety of communities and properties.

Please note there is a minimum purchase of 26 units for this product, which comes with free shipping. We are also able to supply the 102cm high version of this product - contact us if you would prefer this.

If you have any questions or need further advice on this product, then contact our team.

Here is further product information and specifications:

Pack Size: 26 Units Minimum

Dimensions: L 980mm W 680mm H 530mm

Damming height: 50cm

Damming Length: 900mm per pack

Weight: 6.1kg (13lb) per box

Speed of Deployment: Ca 200m per hour

Min. Curve Radius: 1m (In both directions)

Material: Polypropylene

Temperature Resistance: -30°c to +90°c

If you have any questions or need further advice on this product, then contact our team.

How to deploy the NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barriers?

Deploying the NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barriers is a straightforward process that can be quickly accomplished, even in emergency situations. Here's how to do it:

  • Prepare the Area: Clear the deployment area of any debris or obstructions to ensure a smooth installation process.
  • Unpack the Boxes: If the barriers are stored, unpack them from their storage containers or pallets.
  • Position the First Box: Start by placing the first box in the desired location, ensuring it is aligned correctly with the flood threat.
  • Snap Boxes Together: Connect subsequent boxes by snapping them together. No tools are required for this step, making the process fast and efficient.
  • Create Curves and Corners: For areas requiring curves or corners, use specific corner boxes or connect the boxes at a slight angle to create the desired shape.
  • Extend the Barrier: Continue adding boxes until the desired length of the barrier is achieved. The system is extendable to an unlimited length, allowing for customization based on the specific needs of the deployment area.
  • Ensure Stability: Once the barrier is assembled, ensure that it is stable and securely anchored to the ground. The self-anchoring design of the NOAQ Boxwall ensures stability even in severe flood conditions.
  • Test and Adjust: Test the barrier by simulating flood conditions or applying water pressure to ensure that it effectively diverts and controls floodwater. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure optimal performance.
  • Monitor and Maintain: Regularly monitor the barrier during flood events to ensure it remains stable and effective. If adjustments are needed, make them promptly to maintain the barrier's integrity.

By following these steps, the NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barriers can be deployed quickly and effectively to provide protection against flood threats in various environments.

How to clean and store the NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barriers?

Cleaning and storing the NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barriers is essential to ensure their longevity and effectiveness for future use. Here's how to do it:

  • Cleaning:
    • Rinse the barriers with clean water to remove any dirt, debris, or contaminants accumulated during use.
    • If necessary, use a mild detergent and a soft brush to clean stubborn stains or residues.
    • Ensure that the barriers are completely dry before storage to prevent mold or mildew growth.

  • Disassembly:
    • If the barriers were deployed, disassemble them by unsnapping the boxes from each other.
    • Ensure all components are accounted for and free from damage.

  • Storage:
    • Stack the cleaned and disassembled boxes in a dry and well-ventilated storage area.
    • Ensure the boxes are stacked securely to prevent them from falling over and causing damage.
    • If stacking multiple pallets, use appropriate supports to prevent crushing of the lower boxes.
    • Store the barriers away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures to prevent degradation of materials.

By following these steps, you can ensure that the NOAQ Boxwall Flood Barriers are properly cleaned and stored, ready for future deployment whenever the need arises.

If you have any questions or need further advice on this product, then contact our team.

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