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Permacast’s Revolutionary Flood Walls – Saving Lives and Communities

Floodwalls, also known as flood barriers, can be an important life-saving investment for areas where rising waters pose a risk to communities. Floodwalls are concrete structures designed to keep rising waters at bay and prevent flooding during storms. They’re best used in areas where a levee or dike would interfere with other structures or commercial use of embankments. Cities subjected to hurricanes, river swells, and other types of flooding are excellent candidates for floodwalls. Inexpensive and durable, these structures are becoming more and more necessary. Permacast Precast Concrete Fences & Walls, already a leader in the precast concrete wall industry, is now becoming a leader in precast floodwalls as well.  

What Are Floodwalls?

Permanent concrete structures that protect a particular area, precast concrete floodwalls are designed in our manufacturing plant and then erected on-site saving builders, businesses, and cities thousands of dollars in construction and zoning fees. Like a levee, floodwalls prevent flooding from occurring in areas where rising water is an issue. However, levees use soil in the area while floodwalls are man-made. Levees can erode or be washed away due to severe flooding, which is what happened to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Permacast precast concrete floodwalls are an essential component in preventing prevent water from overtaking the surrounding area in the event of flooding. 

Who Needs Floodwalls?

Any city, neighborhood, business, or building located in a potential flood zone should consider utilizing floodwalls for protection and as a practical safety measure. Putting a Permacast floodwall in place is an efficient and cost-effective precautionary measure that can save millions in building restoration costs, not to mention save lives as well. 

Flooding in Burlington, Iowa – Photo USA Today

Why Permacast Flood Walls?

With global warning creating more and more unpredictable weather, the time to put floodwalls in place is now – before disaster strikes. Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls is prepared to design, manufacture, and install your new floodwall right away. The technology we use to create our flood barriers is the same used for our ballistic resistant design (BRD) walls – which means it’s strong enough to hold back the pressure of floodwaters with a minimum of 5,000 PSI strength concrete and can withstand the world’s strongest winds.

 

Floods happen at unpredictable times. Don’t be caught off-guard and unprepared. Talk to the designers at Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls today about our floodwall solutions. Visit a Lunch and Learn to discover how our products can quickly and effectively suit your needs for protection from flooding. Our walls are built to last and will give you the security and protection you need. 

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