Residents of Norwood, Massachusetts, are no strangers to the beautiful old building located on 171 Nahatan Street. Playing many different roles throughout history, the community-owned building once served as a local fire hall but is now home to the Olde Colonial Cafe. Over the years, the building’s back door has often delivered something that the restaurant never included on its menu – inches of flood water caused by any heavy rainfall.
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The new Hydro1™ line of flood doors serve as both passive flood-protection barriers and normal-use pedestrian/egress doors. Always in place, Hydro1 products are engineered to provide 24-hour passive flood-protection (no human intervention is required to deploy them) while still providing convenient access. Hydro1 Flood Doors feature the lowest leakage rate in the industry, with independent-party-witnessed factory testing to 3′ and 20′ water protection heights (and 50% less leakage than the ANSI/FM 2510 Section 4.3.3 standard).
PS Industries® Incorporated’s newest division, PS Public Protection, is introducing a wide range of solutions to make public spaces and workplaces safer and more prepared for the unknown. PS Public Protection’s first undertaking is the ArmorBoss line of products that allow safe, face-to-face communication to take place while limiting the transmission of germs.
With a potential flood battle lurking around the corner, PS Industries, Grand Forks, ND, took the opportunity to showcase a product that it believes is a better alternative to sandbags.
Flooding presents itself in many different forms, and as a result, flood protection comes in various forms as well. Each type has its own unique benefits, and your choice ultimately comes down to which one will be the most effective in the situation at hand.
PS Industries, 1150 S. 48 St., a company started locally in Grand Forks, is doing business on the national and international stage, with its unique line of doors, hatches and flood barriers, one of which is protecting the United States Constitution at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Historically, flooding has not been a concern for the residents of Frederick, Maryland. One uncharacteristically torrential rainstorm in 2015 changed that for good. The sudden influx of water caused storm drains throughout the city to back up and overflow into the streets. Floodwater rose to dangerous levels in a matter of hours and quickly began to make its way into homes and businesses, including the YMCA of Frederick County.
Located along the shores of the mighty Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, lies the luxury high-rise known as Plaza Towers. It is owned by Eenhoorn, a national property management company that uses the building as its corporate office (it also houses a Marriott hotel and a variety of apartments and condominiums). In recent years, Plaza Towers has struggled with flooding from the nearby Grand River.
PS Flood Barriers™, a division of PS Industries™ Incorporated, recently added a new HydroDefense™ Flood Plank Wall System (FP-535) to its line of flood protection barriers.