With the start of hurricane season just around the corner,
DoorDam, a revolutionary new flood barrier designed for homes and
smalls businesses in floodplains, will be a welcome addition to this year's
hurricane preparation checklist.
Available exclusively from Presray Corporation, an industry leader in industrial
and commercial flood protection, DoorDam is an adjustable, off-the-shelf
flood barrier that provides a cost-efficient replacement for sandbags and plywood
which have been the primary flood protection tools for consumers and small businesses
up until now.
"When floodwaters rise there's no time to waste," explains Jason
Smith, president of Presray Corporation. "This season, when a storm approaches
and everyone else is in a panic, having a DoorDam allows you to quickly
make a door or garage opening watertight in as little as three minutes. This
gives you more time to tend to other important matters such as evacuating your
Presray estimates that approximately 90% of the flood damage in the U.S. is
caused by less than one foot of water. FEMA statistics show that at least 10
million homes are in floodplains in the U.S, but only 4.7 million homes are
insured, leaving consumers vulnerable to high out-of-pocket costs resulting
from water damage.
In addition, many items such as antiques, books, photos and heirlooms damaged
from floods are difficult, if not impossible, to replace. Smith says for small
business owners, DoorDam provides protection of inventory and other assets,
so owners can get back up and running faster, allowing them to generate revenues
while other businesses are still cleaning up the mess.
Made of rugged steel beams encased in a durable watertight neoprene jacket
and protected by a debris guard, DoorDam expands to fit standard size
door openings with the turn of a handle, sealing out floodwaters up to 24"
high for the standard model and 34" with DoorDam XL. Both installation
and removal is complete in minutes.
"Designed with quick deployment in mind, not only is DoorDam easy-to-use,
but it can also be used over and over again," added Smith. "The standard
DoorDam weighs about the same as one typical 45 lb. sandbag, however the
Army Corps of Engineers recommends a whopping 60 sandbags to protect an opening
of equal size.
For buildings that might experience more than 2-feet of flooding, we created
the DoorDamXL, which can take the place of approximately 102 sandbags.
Both models eliminate the time consuming installation and removal that comes
The standard DoorDam holds back up to 24-inches of water and is available
in 9 different standard widths with list prices range between $549 and $595.
The DoorDam XL provides protection from levels up to 34" and comes
in 8 different widths with list prices between $745 and $845. Each model comes
in standard widths that will fit most openings -- either individually or when
combined side-by-side using special mullions for support.
The website includes product videos, in-depth product details, and links for
important storm-related information. In addition, shoppers will soon have access
to a special Customizer tool that allows them to enter their measurements to
determine which DoorDam is recommended. Weather stripping and caulk will
also be available, making it a one-stop shop for all installation needs.
All DoorDams are delivered with no assembly required and come with a heavy-duty
debris guard to protect the neoprene pouch from punctures or scrapes from floating
debris, an essential feature for areas that experience moving floodwaters. DoorDam
is appropriate for structures that are constructed of concrete, brick, sealed
stone or other watertight materials in good watertight condition. Structures
must not have basement windows or sunken/slanted cellar doorways.