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  • » How EKO Barrier Works

How the EKO Flood Barrier System Works

The EKO Barrier is made up of two systems, the below ground installation of sheet piling, which is attached to the barrier concrete foundation pad with anchor plates for the vertical support posts. The depth of the foundation and sheet piling is determined by groundwater and soil conditions.

Some installations will not require the sheet piling and some may require a low wall instead of a ground level pad to meet ground contouring conditions.

The foundation installation prevents ground seepage undermining the barrier and provides the secure attachment for the EKO Barrier vertical posts and the sealing surface for the stop logs.

The second part of the EKO Barrier is the above ground deployment of vertical supporting posts with horizontal stop logs which are compressed together with the hold down clamps, providing the sealing of the EKO Barrier wall. Depending on the barrier height, a rear supporting brace may be required.


1st Stage - Below Ground Installation

The below ground work is carried out

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The finished results

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2nd Stage Above Ground Installation

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Position vertical posts in place and engage titanium anchor bolt lugs into the anchor plate slot and then tighten the nuts. Higher barrier posts will require a forklift or crane to position in place.

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On walls over 1.8 metres high a rear supporting brace is added at this time.

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The horizontal beams are then installed between the vertical posts. The first beam has a foam insert which is compressed between the beam and the ground plate to give a watertight seal. Each beam has rubber seals fitted along with the vertical posts.

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The final assembly is the installation of the hold down clamps. These are attached to the top of the posts and provide the compression force on the beams, giving a watertight seal.

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There are several types of side channel fittings available for connection to walls. They can be Imbedded Side Channels which are installed into exisiting structures or a Bolt-on Side Channel where there is a requirement to remove when not required. The Bolt-on versions can also be left in place and have covers fitted.

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