The HydroPad is the new, modern method to create a highly effective barrier to the threat of floodwater for domestic and commercial properties and ideal for use in pollution control.
The HydroPad is a water-reactive temporary flood barrier for low-level flooding, water redirection and pollution control, constructed from a non-woven outer material with a super absorbent core. The super absorbent core contains a mixture of superabsorbent polymer (SAP) and wood pulp. Before use, the HydroPad weighs less than 0.5kg, but once it comes into contact with water (absorption capacity up to 15 litres), it can then be used to defend against, and redirect floodwater or non-corrosive chemicals/pollutants.
Each HydroPad measures up to 60cm in length when activated, making it the ideal flood barrier for warehouse doors, garden gates & paths, sports fields and for fire and emergency services. The HydroPad is safe and easy to dispose of and the super-absorbent polymer and pulp are both eco-friendly. After use, the contents can be dispersed into the ground, or alternatively, they are suitable for landfill or incineration. The HydroPad is now being widely used by Fire & Rescue Services in fire hydrant pit protection and maintenance, as well as for water redirection & pollution control.