JUPITER, Fla., February 19, 2020 – Flood Panel LLC, the leading manufacturer of commercial floodproof shields in the U.S., announced that its commercial Flood Log™ barriers are now flood resistant up to six feet. Renamed Flood Panel™ Super Flood Log, the modular system of flood panels can withstand water levels twice the testing height required for commercial buildings.
“Catastrophic storms, unprecedented rainfall and historic high tides are pushing the limits of flood protection in areas most vulnerable to flooding,” said Tom Osborne, president of Flood Panel LLC. “Our Super Flood Log system addresses the growing demand for flood barriers that provide protection for water heights over three feet.”
Designed for hydrostatic and hydrodynamic flood loads, the Super Flood Log system is resistant to heavy impact from floating debris. It uses aluminum beams stacked on edge and secured by a waterproof seal, available in any length and heights to nine feet. Super Flood Log is ideal for storefronts, entry doors and window applications, and is easy to store and deploy. The system is used in many commercial and government applications.
Super Flood Log passed rigorous certification testing to perform in floods up to six feet, higher than required by International Building Code based on standards set by the Federal Emergency Management Association and FM Global, the world’s largest business and property insurer.
Super Flood Log is available through National Flood Protection LLC, the national corporate partner of Flood Panel. NFP supplies, installs and provides consultation services for Flood Panel’s commercial flood solutions to customers across the country.
“You won’t find a manufacturer with more knowledge about flood mitigation than Flood Panel,” said Russ Ellington, president of NFP. “As their national corporate partner, we provide the best product and installation at the best possible price. Our ability to offer custom solutions for just about any floodproofing challenge is extremely valuable to our customers along the coasts and in other areas impacted by frequent flooding.”
Testing for Higher Floods
Building owners want assurance that their flood protection will keep water out when flooding occurs. The National Flood Barrier Certification & Testing Program certifies floodproofing products to national standards set by the Association of Flood Plain Managers, the U.S. Army Core of Engineers and FM Global.
The program outlines tests, manufacturing facility audits and operational guidelines to certify flood barriers will stand up to waves, hydrostatic forces and impact forces. Tests must be performed by an independent testing certification company in an approved testing lab, such as the Flood Lab at Flood Panel headquarters in Florida.
FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program adopted the program to standardize floodproofing nonresidential structures up to three feet of water. According to Osborne, the standard height is not enough for many businesses in areas prone to flooding.
“Over the years, most of our customers needed flood protection between three and five feet, above the building standards set by FEMA,” said Osborne. “We designed and built a lab to test our products to six feet, twice the industry standard, and redesigned our entire product line to address the higher flood heights experienced by our customers.”
Flood Panel’s comprehensive, expert consultancy services include the development of site-specific Flood Emergency Response Plans as recommended by FEMA. Required by many public building authorities, the response plan is a step-by-step guide to prepare structures for a flood threat, and is an integral part of any floodproofing design.
About National Flood Protection LLC
National Flood Protection LLC of Norwich, Conn. is a member of Flood Panel’s Certified Network, which includes general contractors, architects, engineers, distributors and building owners who completed Flood Panel’s exclusive floodproof training seminars certified by the Architectural Institute of America. For more information, visit www.nationalfloodprotection.us
About Flood Panel LLC
Flood Panel LLC, based in Jupiter, Fla., designs and manufactures high-quality flood protection products for commercial construction projects, including various flood barrier designs, flood gates, flood panels and flood doors. The company provides a consultancy approach that includes an approved network of installers, structural engineers, architects and distributors, a complete range of flood product supplies, expert flood protection analysis and a highly-trained project management team for assistance from pre-construction through post-installation and maintenance. For more information, visit www.floodpanel.com