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Product Summary
The StopLog or Multi- Panel flood barrier system is one of the most reliable and adaptable flood barrier systems in the world. Its modular components give it the versatility to provide flood protection at almost any height, width, shape or contour. Designed to meet the most stringent Building and Engineering Codes it can be used anywhere. Limited mechanical connections and ease of use provide one of the fastest reaction times (time it takes to erect the system when needed) of any manually installed floodbarrier system. When not needed it has a minimal visual aesthetic impact with only limited visible components. From Katrina to Sandy this system has a proven record of success .

The primary component of the system is the individual StopLog or flood log, which is an extruded panel constructed of high strength aluminum. Each panel has a tongue on top and a gasketed groove on the bottom that allow the panels to nestle and seal to one another and also to any flat surface The water proof seal is provided through compression of the StopLogs only and does not require mechanical fastener. Each StopLog Panel provides a vertical flood water protection of 12 inches and the panels stack one on top of the other until the desired protection height is obtained. Example: 6 panels stacked atop each other make a 6 foot high flood wall section. Each flood wall section can span a width of between six to twelve feet, dependent on the protection height, before requiring either an end track or a removable intermediate stanchion post.

The End Tracks attach directly to the structure, either face or trap mounted, and comprise the starting and end points for all flood walls. The Removable Intermediate Stanchions Post allows one flood wall section to join another flood wall section, creating a chain of flood wall sections to the necessary width. These Removable Stanchion Posts can be constructed to accommodate almost any angle change which allows the system to form any shape or follow any contour.
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20 metres of Rapidam installed x 2 men = 20 minutes

For installs of over 100 metres it is recommended that the install team comprise of no less than 4 men, as this will allow for 2 men to deliver rolled sections to install position, with the remaining 2 men securing the leading edge of the barrier with ground anchors. This linear operation can be performed at a slow walking pace if there are no obstructions. Apart from removing any potential debris from within the barrier the demounting times are approximately the same as the installation times, being the exact reverse operation.

There are two basic versions of the system, the “Free Standing” and the “Bolt Down”.

• Freestanding Version
The Freestanding barrier system is designed to be placed on un-prepared open ground, where it is then attached to ground by means of stakes hammered into to the ground at pre-marked locations at the front and back of the barrier. This process loosely resembles erecting a camping tent. The long forward-leading skirt allows more water weight to act upon the barrier, creating the necessary friction loads to prevent sliding of the barrier over potential wet or slippery surfaces. Erection time of this system averages approximately 20 minutes per 10 meter section, utilizing 2 people. After the flooding event the barrier is just washed off and rolled back up for future use.

• Bolt Down Version
The Bolt Down barrier system works on the same principle as the freestanding barrier, but requires only a short leading skirt. This is because it is designed to be deployed in pre-prepared locations where mechanical attachment anchors have been previously been installed. They are generally used to defend areas where flooding paths are defined and prior planning can be utilized to expedite the barrier installation. The system has the same modular capabilities, installation time, manpower requirements and weight of the freestanding version.

This Kitemark License represents the only world standardization for flood barriers. Rapidam is a PAS 2 system (Publicly Available Specification) #2 classification states that this product is for use as a temporary and demountable system.

The photographic storyboard below describes the method by which the Stanchion is used to connect the barriers together. The time required to connect 2 Rapidam Barriers together using this method is approximately 3 minutes.

The diagram below shows the details of the Stanchion post, used to connect sections together.

Photo: Rapidam Barriers tested against severe flood water conditions

During the research and development phase of this product it was decided to set the protocols for the physical testing phase based on relevant European historical flood data, and then double this data for redundancy and durability purposes. The overall design brief for the physical testing was “as close to reality as possible”.

For example, the durability and length of physical testing program was based on the longest time duration in the European theatre a flood had maintained its depth, (i.e. the amount of time flood water had remained against a building structure). This time was established at 1.5 months.

For the purposes of this test regime and to provide a reasonable durability test, the overall physical testing would be conducted over a 3 month period. This in effect meant the Rapidam barrier would be subjected to wave action 6 days a week. Static water loads were maintained with the wave generators switched off for a period of three months.

The maximum height of the wave sets themselves were calculated on the principle that the largest wave within an urban flood event would be generated by a large lorry or emergency services truck (Fire engines etc). The wave generated by such a vehicle would on average be 250 mm, so for test purposes a maximum wave height of 500mm would required.

At the conclusion of 3 months of physical testing it was discovered that the base of the barrier had experienced no adverse effects or wear whatsoever. This test sequence was performed on a rough concrete floor, potentially the most abrasive surface on which to site a membrane barrier.

The following photograph sequence below depicts a typical Rapidam installation procedure. This demonstration deployed 215 meters of Rapidam flood barrier product, where 4 men required 4 hrs to fully install the system.


Width 300 cm large color range (320cm width can also be supplied, normally subject to a minimum quantity of 1,000 lin.m. per colour)
Finish High gloss and lacquered both sides, base cloth Panama weave polyester.
Colors While 9002 available in other widths 300cm – extensive range of colors.
Yarn 1100 d/tex high tenacity polyester.
Base fabric weight approx 270g/m2
Total weight BS342/5A 900g/m2 +/- 25g/m2
Tensile strength
BS342/6B N/50mm (ave.)
Warp 4000 Weft 800
Tear strength
BS342/7B N (Ave.)
Warp 1000
Weft 800
Coating adhesion
BS342/7B N/50mm
Warp 90
Weft 90


The Rigidam system is a hard panel, removable flood barrier system. The panels are constructed of high strength aluminum components, and are edged by a gasket material that produces a water tight seal. The system is attached to the structure by pre-installed anchors and screws, and does not require a permanent frame attached to the building. The barriers are designed to protect buildings up to a water level of 7’-6”. Individual panels can be joined together to cover any width horizontally.

Stop Log

Removable Aluminum Flood Barriers
Gasketed Aluminum Stop Log System
Suggested Specifications

Single Flood Door

Floodbreak is a revolutionary flood barrier that automatically rises in times of flooding to protect your property. It can be placed in front of any opening and be designed for any flood water level.


The Rapidam system is a revolutionary patented system that uses the waters own weight and force to form a watertight barrier. Its attributes are that it is a lightweight, modular system, which sections can be zipped together to form any length, shape, or configuration. Due to the materials and design, it only takes a few people to completely install almost any project in a short period of time. When the need for the system has ended, it can be easily washed down and folded back up for the next emergency.

Unlimited Applications Inc., and Floodbarrier, Inc
Providing Flood Barriers and Flood Barrier protection for 14 years.Offering the most diverse selection of floodbarriers in the industry.

Keeping your Business and Community Safe and Dry through sound floodproofing techniques.
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Mail:7314 N.W. 46th Street. Miami, Florida 33166
Phone: +1 (305) 594-7929 or +1 (877) 663-9331
Fax: +1 (305) 594-7987
Email: Unlimited Applications and FloodBarrier