According to the latest reports on the impacts of climate change in the UK, the risk of flooding is set to increase due to rising sea levels, coastal erosion and increasingly severe and frequent rainstorms.
The Environment Agency warns that over five million properties in the UK are at risk of flooding by rivers, the sea and surface water flooding from overflowing drains.
The misery caused by flooding is a growing problem with the loss of valuable and often irreplaceable items and significant structural damage to properties. Many businesses have suffered serious setbacks and in some cases have ceased trading following the effects of a flood incident.
As the frequency of flood incidents increases, there is a growing risk to properties not adequately protected by flood defences or not covered by the Environment Agency flood warning system. Andel is now investing in flood protection and warning systems to protect UK homes and businesses. Andel has gained a wealth of experience in the science and technology involved in the protection of the built and natural environments from leaks, oil spills and surface-water drainage problems. The business is looking to familiar, tried and tested technologies and adapting to effective flood protection applications.
Andel FloodDefender™ is a modular, low-cost and revolutionary perimeter flood defence and containment system, delivering long-term peace of mind. Robust, cost-effective, easy-to-install and aesthetically sympathetic, FloodDefender™ is constructed from 100% non-porous, post-industrial plastic waste, with steel reinforcement for added strength.
Andel FloodAlert™ is Ideal for surface water flood events not covered by the Environment Agency flood warning service. A cost-effective, real-time, early local flood alert system that sends SMS alerts to give time to take evasive action to protect properties at risk. FloodAlert™ reports to landlines, mobiles, PCs and tablets with no need for special software.