The demountable post is required for barriers that span in excess of 2500mm wide and above 800mm high. The component is deployed into a pre- installed, unobtrusive ground insert (see Ground Insert & Post Cap) using the Twist and Lock system. As standard, the demountable post is manufactured in 180-degree (as shown) or 90-degree options for corners if required. As a bespoke option, the demountable post can be fabricated offset to meet non-standard angles.
Ground Insert & Post Cap
The 120mm diameter ground insert acts as a socket for AquaShield Wall installations involving the requirement for a demountable post. When the barrier is not deployed, a lockable post cap seal is used to protect the ground insert.
Wall Rails & Panel Sealing Screws
The permanently fixed wall rails are available in two forms, either “reveal fix” which means fixing in between the reveals/brickwork of the doorway or “face fix” which means fixing onto the face of the brickwork. Each wall rail comes with a recess to accept a Wall Rail Compression Block (see Wall Rail Compression Blocks) and has a seal on the inner side to form the watertight seal when the AquaShield Wall is deployed.
The panel sealing screws protrude horizontally through the fixed wall rails and demountable posts to secure the Aluminium panels against the rubber seals on the inside of the rails/posts to prevent any flood water ingress.
Each individual panel is 400mm high x 20mm thick and is supplied with rubber seals to prevent water ingress. As all AquaShield Wall barriers are manufactured to order, the Aluminium panel is cut to the required length.
Wall Rail Compression Block
The compression block is inserted into a recess at the top of the fixed wall rails and is used to ensure adequate downward pressure is applied to each end of the barrier.
The compression post is utilised for AquaShield Wall barriers that span over widths of 1500mm but less than 2500mm for heights up to 600mm. This component ensures that adequate downward pressure is applied along the entire barrier length.
A ground strip is used for uneven surfaces which enable the flood barrier to sit perfectly on a flat level platform making it easier to install and watertight. To use a ground strip we need to dig into the ground and place the strip securing it to the outer floor level.