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rsa flood control systems

Flooding is a major problem throughout the country, with coastal and low-lying areas of the southeastern and southern United States increasingly vulnerable to sea-level rise and storm-related flooding. RSA Protective Technologies holds patents for numerous physical perimeter inventions, including movable and retractable floodwalls.

All of the following 13 large-scale Civil Engineering flood control inventions have been analyzed by staff P.E.s and Ph.Ds in the fields of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, and Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineering.  All data is available for peer review.

Retractable Concrete Floodwall Systems

Fixed Concrete Floodwall Systems

Sidewalk Flood Protection

Work with RSA Engineers to configure your flood control needs.

The economical, durable and scalable RSA System paired with local decision-making and construction offers coastal and riverine communities a better way to respond to increasing environmental threats.

Community groups along with the local regulators, concrete pre-casters, geo-technical, civil engineers and construction firms can decide where and how much permanent flood protection they need. The newly revised FEMA Flood Zone Hazard maps will indicate the necessary height for the walls. As scientists foresee higher water levels,due to global warming, the RSA System’s reliance on pre-cast concrete offers economical scalability. Since pre-cast concrete makes up about 95% of the invention, it does not significantly increase the overall system cost of a 4’ wall compared to a 12’ wall. RSA would supply the required mechanical elements from our factories to be assembled as a “kit of parts” close to the site and into the pre-cast concrete. The final design steps are simple excavation and the means to easily deal with utilities through the system to produce the required flood protection.