Flood protection of a historic building on the banks of the Seine.

Tempo di lettura: 4 minuti

This particularly interesting flood protection intervention was carried out by 2 L’Eau Protection, an expert in flood risk management and official Acquastop® distributor for France.
The engineer from the owner’s insurance agency asked 2 L’Eau to inspect a historic building located in the floodplain of the Seine River, south of Paris. The river overflowed in June 2016 and January 2018, flooding parts of the Paris region.

The water entered the ground floor of the building in sufficient quantity to damage the furniture, floor, and walls. The owner’s team of consultants wanted to study solutions to prevent similar damage and protect the structure from future flooding.

An on-site inspection was carried out of the ground floor and underground basement to analyse the situation. Interventions were suggested to manage the underground networks in order to prevent water from rising up from the pipes and vents.

All entrances were thus analysed to study solutions for stopping the water while still respecting the aesthetic restriction and maintaining the visual quality of the building, which dates back to the beginning of the 1900s.

2 L’Eau Protection proposed Acquastop Classic® panels, flood protection barriers capable of offering excellent protection against flooding that are easy to apply and pleasing to the eye. The presentation completely satisfied the Customer.

Thanks to the unique characteristics of the panels in the Classic® series, the barriers can be installed at various entrances and inside the atrium using the door frames as support, avoiding the need to insert permanent supports.

For openings in which support points were needed for the panels, the architect designed special wood side supports that integrate with the structure’s design. When the panels are not in place, the sculpted side supports maintain the style of the building.

The panels are stored inside the building. When a flood alarm is received, the safety team arrives and quickly installs the protections so this beautiful, recently renovated building does not risk damage from the muddy and dirty water from the nearby Seine.

2 L’Eau Protection installed 40 cm high panels from the ACQUASTOP CLASSIC® line, functional and quick-installing barriers specifically designed to protect any building and environment from flooding, shops, gardens, and even large buildings such as companies, sports arenas, and shopping centres.

Every line of Acquastop® flood protection panels has its own characteristics designed to respond to specific problems and needs effectively. Therefore, it is essential to always request an on-site inspection from one of our qualified experts, who will analyse the situation and propose the most appropriate solution, even when there are particular technical or aesthetic problems.

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