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Protect Homes And Properties From Flooding

Are we ready for flood risk?
Floods are a serious problem that can cause millions of dollars in damage and put lives at risk. They are natural disasters that can occur in any part of the world, and their frequency and intensity are increasing due to climate change. Governments and communities have been investing in flood control measures to mitigate the damage caused by these catastrophic events. It’s crucial to be equipped with the right flood control solutions to protect homes and loved ones.

What Causes Flooding?

A combination of factors can cause floods.

Heavy rainfall, melting snow, severe winds above water, and other natural phenomena such as hurricanes or tsunamis can trigger flooding. Still, human activities are also responsible for increasing the likelihood of floods in many parts of the world.

Poor land use practices such as deforestation and urban sprawl create increased runoff and soil erosion, leading to overflowing rivers and streams. In addition, climate change is causing sea levels to rise and storms to become more intense, thus increasing the risk of flooding even further.

Precautionary measures such as implementing flood control solutions can reduce our vulnerability to these devastating natural disasters.

Effects of Flood

The effects of floods can be devastating. Flood water can destroy homes, businesses, and infrastructure; it can also majorly impact the environment, contaminating water sources, killing plant and animal life and even causing loss of lives.

The economic losses of flooding are also significant, with damages ranging from lost wages to structural damage. In addition, the physical and mental health of affected populations is severely impacted after floods due to stress and displacement.

Disastrous floods also have long-term repercussions that often go unseen. They can decrease crop yields, erode soil quality, destroy habitats, reduce groundwater reserves, and contaminate water supplies with hazardous chemicals or debris.

As a result, people living in flood-prone regions are left vulnerable to poverty, hunger, and disease.

The Solutions to Flooding In Singapore

Floods are a major concern in Singapore, and the government has implemented various flood protection devices to mitigate their impact on the country’s population. One of the most effective solutions is the implementation of flood barriers. These structures are designed to:

  • Block or redirect floodwaters away from vulnerable assets, protecting homes, schools, institutions, and businesses from potential damage.
  • Regulate and control the water level, especially in areas designated as flood-prone areas.

Singapore has also taken steps to reduce its vulnerability to floods by constructing reservoirs and dams that can store large volumes of water during heavy rains. This helps prevent flooding downstream and provides an extra layer of protection for communities located near waterways.

The government has also invested heavily in drainage systems throughout the city, which help channel stormwater away from populated areas and into rivers or other bodies of water.

Singapore has adopted a green infrastructure approach to reduce the risk of flooding, using natural features such as rivers, wetlands, and green spaces to store and slow down floodwaters. The approach helps reduce the runoff that reaches residential and industrial areas in the city.

Flood Control Solutions

Fortunately, many flood emergency measures are available to help protect people and property from the ravages of flooding.

Some examples of flood protection products include:

  • Demountable Flood Barriers,
  • Box barriers (sometimes called water baffles),
  • Temporary dams, and
  • Other flood control systems.

Each flood solution has its advantages and disadvantages. However, when properly employed, they can effectively protect people and property from future floods caused by flash floods, intense storms, and heavy rainfall.

We guarantee that our flood protection products and installation services are of the highest standard.

Our services cover various sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, utility, and infrastructure. We provide comprehensive solutions that include design, manufacture, supply, installation, and ongoing maintenance.

As the official distribution partner of Lakeside Flood Solutions, the leading company in the flood defence industry, Laminar has served various clients in Singapore.

Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, main contractor, utility operator or architect, you can trust that we provide a range of flood protection solutions.

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Demountable Flood Barriers

Laminar supplies & installs a high-quality flood barrier system. All features of our system are additional.
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Box Barriers

A simple modular system, which becomes more stable with higher water pressure. The barrier is very light and easy to deploy.
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Automatic Hydraulic Barriers

The Automatic Hydraulic Flood Barrier is a passive flood defence measure highly suitable for rapid onset flooding.
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Automatic Self-Closing Flood Barriers

The Self-Closing Flood Barrier is a passive flood defence system highly suitable for fast-onset flooding when there.
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Inflatable Flood Barriers

Inflatable flood barriers, also known as flood control tubes or inflatable dams, consist of long tubes ranging from 10 to 200 meters in length

About Lakeside Flood Solutions

Lakeside Flood Solutions is a leading company in the flood defence industry. With over 25 years of experience and expertise, they are trusted by governments, businesses, and homeowners to provide reliable protection from flooding. Their full services include design, manufacture, installation, and ongoing maintenance for all our flood protection products.

They are specialists in flood barrier systems, offering box barriers, tempo dams, and other innovative solutions that can be tailored to specific needs.

As the official distribution partner of Lakeside Flood Solutions, Laminar’s highly experienced team of engineers will work closely with you to ensure that your flood protection system is effective, reliable, and cost-effective. 

With our comprehensive services, we are dedicated to helping people protect their homes and businesses from the devastating effects of flooding.

FAQ's

The most common barriers used for flood protection are demountable flood barriers, automatic flood barriers, and flood control structures.

Portable flooding barricades are typically made from plastic and light metal materials. They can be deployed quickly and are designed to be easily moved or adjusted to protect an area from flooding.

Automatic flood barriers are typically found in larger cities in Central Business District (CBD) buildings. They are designed to open and close automatically when water levels reach certain thresholds. These systems can provide a higher level of protection than portable solutions.

The main type of flooding that Singapore experiences is flash floods. Flash floods occur when intense rainfall quickly overwhelms local drainage systems and can lead to water levels rising rapidly and unexpectedly in urban areas.

Singapore is a heavily urbanised city-state, with more than 5.9 million people living in a land area of about 728 km². The island is highly susceptible to flooding and has experienced several instances of flood events in recent years.

With climate change, sea levels around Singapore are projected to rise higher by 2100. As such, extreme storms with higher rainfall intensities could become more frequent, resulting in increased flood risks.

Preventing flooding problems can be a complex task but there are several measures that can be taken to improve flood resilience.

Investments in a range of flood protection solutions, such as sea walls, levees, and flood barriers, are effective in reducing the impacts of flooding.

Additionally, investing in green infrastructure such as rain gardens and permeable pavements can help reduce runoff from storms and reduce the potential for flooding.

Finally, local governments should take steps to ensure that development projects take into consideration the potential for flooding and incorporate measures to mitigate the effects of flooding.

A flood is a prolonged period of rising water levels, usually caused by heavy and sustained rainfall or snowmelt.

Flash floods, however, are sudden and rapid inundations within six hours of heavy rainfall. Flash floods can cause much more damage than regular floods, providing little time for people to prepare or respond. Flash floods can also be caused by thunderstorms, rapid snow melt, dam or levee failures, or even intense rainfall.

The Netherlands is widely considered to have the best flood prevention in the world due to its sophisticated and comprehensive system of dikes, dams, and storm surge barriers.

This system has been developed since the 12th century and is constantly updated with new technologies. The Dutch have also developed an advanced system of land reclamation systems to combat waterlogging caused by flooding, including a pumping station network that can drain floodwaters away from low-lying areas.

There are many ways to prevent flooding, but here are three of the most common:

  1. Structural measures involve the construction of physical structures like levees, dams, and storm surge barriers to manage water flow. While these measures can effectively prevent flooding, they can be costly and cause disruptions during construction.
  2. Non-structural measures involve altering land use or management practices to mitigate flooding risk. These measures include tree planting, drainage improvement, and flood-resistant home construction. Non-structural measures are generally more cost-effective than structural measures, although their effectiveness may vary.
  3. Early warning systems can be beneficial in reducing the impact of flooding by providing individuals with advance notice of potential floods. Such a method enables individuals to take necessary precautions to safeguard themselves and their belongings, such as relocating to higher areas or evacuating their residences.

The prevention of flooding depends on the specific conditions of a country or region. However, a combination of structural, non-structural, and early warning measures can greatly reduce the risk of flooding.

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