Real-Life Stories: How Flood Barriers Saved Our Home

Real-Life Stories: How Flood Barriers Saved Our Home

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Flood season and hurricane season can be financially devastating for an average American household, with costs ranging from thousands to even hundreds of thousands of dollars. And while a flood barriers kit may seem like a heavy upfront investment, let's take a moment and see where "the math is mathing."

An average flood claim costs around $43,000, while severe flooding can easily exceed $100,000 in damages. It is a very rough estimate based on testimonials of homeowners as well as data from insurance companies.

The dangers of being unprotected during a flood include not only the immediate destruction of property and personal belongings but also long-term financial burdens such as costly repairs, temporary displacement, and increased insurance premiums. Without adequate protection, households face significant economic strain and the emotional toll of recovering from such disasters.

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Floods can be devastating, wreaking havoc on homes, properties, and lives. As the weather becomes increasingly unpredictable, more homeowners are turning to flood barriers as a line of defense against rising waters. These real-life stories highlight how flood barriers have saved homes and brought peace of mind to families across the country. Let’s hear from a few homeowners who have successfully used flood barriers to protect their properties.

A Christmas Miracle - Gareth Smith

Living in the picturesque Hudson Valley in New York, Gareth Smith never imagined that a 5.5-foot tidal surge would threaten his home on Christmas Eve. Last year, Poseidon thought it would be funny to flood our home,he recalls. Fortunately, Gareth had been vigilant about the weather forecast and decided to invest in a Dam Easy barrier a month prior.

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On the night before Christmas Eve, Gareth installed the barrier, and by morning, he woke up to find 18 inches of water outside, with the barrier holding strong.Over the next 2-3 hours, the Dam Easy barrier worked perfectly in keeping the water from our basement and saved our Christmas. A true miracle!Gareth’s neighbors weren’t as fortunate, and even a member of the local fire department was amazed when Gareth declined help to pump out his basement. Now, he keeps spare seals handy, just in case.

Flood Protection - Ann Campbell

Ann Campbell has owned Dam Easy flood barriers for five years, and while she hadn’t needed them often, they proved invaluable during Storm Debi in November 2023.On 13/11/23 for Storm Debi, they went up again and on this occasion, they definitely proved their worth. Without the Dam Easy flood barriers, we would have been flooded. Best money ever spent,she says.

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Thank God for Dam Easy! - Tod Trousdell

For Tod Trousdell, living in flood-prone St. Augustine meant dealing with the aftermath of flooding twice in one year. After extensive repairs and countless headaches, he sought a flood mitigation system that was both effective and easy to install. After exploring several options, Tod chose Dam Easy Flood Barriers.

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“At 44 pounds – and with adjustable wings – the Dam Easy barrier fit snugly in my doorway within minutes,Tod explains. Even his wife and neighbor found the installation process straightforward. With the help of Dam Easy’s local contractor, they even installed a small concrete wall where needed.I’m actually anticipating our next flood so I can see how well the system works,he jokes, confident in the barrier’s effectiveness.

Saved Twice in 2022 - Angela Varga

Angela Varga’s home in St. Augustine, Florida, faced two significant flood threats in October and November 2022. Her tenant managed to install the Dam Easy barriers quickly, holding back 11-15 inches of water both times.100% effective,she states, grateful for the protection that kept her home dry.

Sleeping Better During Hurricane Season - Frank C

Living on the Intracoastal Waterway in Northeast Florida, Frank C knows the anxiety that comes with hurricane season. After flooding during Hurricane Irma, he spent hours researching flood prevention solutions. Dam Easy flood barriers stood out for their quality, effectiveness, ease of use, and cost.

After an in-person consultation with Dam Easy’s Chris, Frank purchased barriers and extension poles for his six-door home. With some additional cement work, his home was fortified.While we still get uneasy when a new tropical disturbance is announced, we feel more at ease with the Dam Easy flood barriers,Frank says, thankful for the added protection.

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Perfect Solution for Our Problem - Roy and Barbara Beebe

Roy and Barbara Beebe’s dream retirement home near a creek turned into a nightmare after heavy rains caused $60,000 in damages. Determined to avoid a repeat of this trauma, they found Dam Easy Flood Gates, which were manageable even in their golden years. With some help from their son, they installed the barriers.A little over a year later we had another flood which was more severe than the previous flood.... we came out bone dry... thanks Dam Easy for your product,they shared.

These stories are a testament to the importance of being prepared and the peace of mind that comes with having reliable flood protection. As storm seasons become more intense, investing in a high-quality flood barrier can make all the difference. Dam Easy barriers have proven to be an effective solution for many, providing safety and security when it’s needed most.

As the next flood season looms just around the corner, now is the time to take action to protect your home and ensure peace of mind. The stories of Gareth, Ann, Tod, Angela, Frank, Roy, and Barbara are proof of the difference Dam Easy flood barriers can make. Don’t wait until it’s too late—join the growing number of homeowners who are safeguarding their properties with Dam Easy. Our inventory is clearing out fast, so contact us today to secure your flood barriers and be prepared for whatever nature throws your way this year and for many years to come.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates and don't hesitate to reach out for a thorough consultation and live demonstration of the capabilities of our flood barriers. Stay safe and stay protected with Dam Easy!

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