Building on years of experience providing vital flood zone protection for doorways, Legacy now offers reliable, cost-effective flood barrier systems for virtually every building opening exposed to potential high-water flooding. Installing Legacy flood barriers can help satisfy National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements for coverage in designated flood zones, along with providing invaluable peace of mind to building owners hoping to minimize flood damages.
Legacy flood barrier panels are engineered for easy installation into pre-mounted aluminum brackets attached to frames or adjacent walls. When high water threatens, simply drop the barrier panel into the mounting channels and hand tighten the screw. Panels can be removed just as easily for storage when not in use. Closed cell sponge neoprene lines the bottom and sides of openings to ensure a watertight seal, as well as compensate for any gaps at door thresholds. These seals feature an innovative "three-finger" rubber profile for improved compression and better seals compared with conventional U-channel design.
Constructed from marine-grade aluminum, the removable flood barrier panels can be built to any specified height and are also stackable using watertight bar clamps. Milled Easy-Lift handles are another recent design enhancement. Interlocking posts, including outer sleeves for ground support, are supplied for specified opening widths greater than 48 inches, which translates to virtually no practical limit on the width of protected openings or spans.
Suitable for both residential and commercial applications, Legacy flood barriers comply with standards of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) for use on doors in flood-prone areas. They are also ideal for houses with adjacent wetlands or in high-rainfall areas.