Flood Traps help you free up time, people and resources to tackle other critical safety matters, without risking physical stain and injury by filling and stacking 10 - 14 sandbags in front of a door when minutes count before the flood. To see a video of how they work click here.
Did you know? In 2007 the UK government commissioned Sir Michael Pitt to Review to investigate the devastating summer floods and report on what must be done better for the following floods. From his Executive Summary (E.S) you can read...
E.S. 49 "The Review was unable to obtain any significant evidence that sandbags were particularlyeffective during the 2007 summer floods in providing protection to individual households."
E.S 50 "Nevertheless sandbags are still widely regarded as an important focus for community action and they should not be simply withdrawn. The general provision of sandbags should be phased out in favour of better products such as kite-marked flood boards, air-brick covers and other forms of temporary defence".
We at Allups Ltd invented Flood Traps to enable you to:
Stop feeling like a vulnerable burden – you can take quick and easy action to secure a better outcome in the face of potential flood disaster.
Protect your property without physical strain - each 60 cm length weighs 2kg when wet, just 1kg if the half trapped in the door remains dry as shown in the image below after protecting homes from Flood in Glasgow*.
More effectively seal the 3mm+ gap around outside doors and windows so you need no longer rely on 10-14 sandbags piled up in front of a door.
Save money, 1 pack of Flood Traps helps protect a 32” (81.3cm) wide door against 1ft 6" (0.5m) deep floods - 2ft 5" (0.8m) including door steps,
Deploy a flood reduction solution with very low environmental impact: Flood Traps can be disposed of easily as household waste to take up little space in landfill or be buried in the garden to store water for plants and being very light save on transport fuel and carbon emmissions.
Store a lightweight and easy to use product that is always ready for use - as long as they are kept dry.
Save critical time with a fast-acting solution: Flood Traps are quickly activated with unsalted flood water (or easily pre-activated before fitting if the expected flood may contain salt water, e.g. a Tidal flood),
Have a solution that works effectively until the floods subside to a level where you are happy to open the door and emerge from isolation.
Prepare for flood now with Flood Traps – a step towards some peace of mind in the face of possible loss of time, sentimental "stuff", stress and mental anguish … if ever you are caught out by an unpredictable ever more frequent flood.
Did you know a wet sandbag increases its weight from 15kg when dry to 25kg, so 10 would weigh 1/4 of a metric ton (0.28 US Short Tons)? Imagine how much more environmental damage they cause once you consider transport costs to and from site and landfill.
*In November 2014 Flood Traps effectively kept contaminated drain water from entering through gaps around the doors on 4 properties in North Glasgow.
We know this to be true having received a telephone call from a reputable gentleman who asked to remain anonymous just after the floods. He happily reported; “your Flood Traps are an Outstanding Success… they worked very well, far better than all previously tried solutions!”.
Photos he kindly sent as evidence show:
flood water failing to drain following a heavy downpour
the inside of one of the homes, previously repeatedly flooded with Flood Traps in position between the door and its frame. You can see inside the hallway remained dry
one of the lengths of Flood Traps swollen with flood water after it protected one of four houses from surface flood
The images below show how Flood Trap would be fitted between a door and its frame before a fresh water flood, and how it would be floded in half lengthwise, wet and fitted to protect against salie water floods e.g. tidal flooding.