Fareham Council recognised the need to take action and mitigate flooding to at risk properties, a competitive tender process was put together and UK Flood Barriers were awarded the project. The Council provided funding for flood measures to be put in place to 49 properties. UKFB conducted surveys to all properties to identify which products were required.
A range of products from the Flood Angel® range was installed, these included; bespoke Flood Defender™ Barriers used for doorways and windows, 110mm Non-Return Valves, Anti-Flood Airbricks, Anti-Flood Airbrick Covers and Waterstop, as well as repointing, sealing cable and service entry points, and internally Tanking Polymer between a party wall.
Due to the number of properties involved, the scheme was split into two phases, starting in January 2011 and completing in March 2011.
Severe flooding occurred again in December 2012 making national headlines across the country. This time residents were forced to leave their homes by the Environment Agency as a flood wall alongside the River Wallington developed cracks threatening to collapse and cause major flooding and disruption. It was during this period UKFB’s flood mitigation measures were put to the test.