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The Rampart Flood Defense System is a prefabricated barricade which is designed to be easily and economically installed to bulkhead a buildings Doors, Windows, patio Doors, garage Doors, and other openings to block the entrance of storm surge Flood water into the building.
Rampart Flood Defense System can be installed onto existing structures as well as designed to be installed onto new construction.
Rampart Flood System defense was developed to address the recent Flood losses from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
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Samuel N Barresi, The inventor has established the Design Specifications of this Invention to be economical and easy to install while providing protection to severe storm activity.
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St. Augustine man creates hurricane panels to protect from storm surge
By Allyson Henning - Reporter, Crystal Chen - Assignment editor/reporter
Posted: 6:30 AM, June 01, 2018Updated: 6:30 AM, June 01, 2018
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A St. Augustine man has developed a unique way to protect home's from a storm from storm surge and debris during a hurricane.
The Rampart Flood Defense System is about two years in the making and according to Sam Barresi, there’s currently a patent pending on it.
Barresi came up with the idea after sandbags didn’t stop the flooding during hurricane Matthew.
The storm surge from Hurricane Matthew flooded out St. Augustine homes with about 6 inches of water. It destroyed the walls, floors, and furniture and forced some homeowners to gut their homes.
Inspiration struck Barresi as he was helping his stepson with repairs.
“While I was here working, I looked at it and I said, (with) my 52 years’ experience as an engineer construction engineer, there’s got to be a way of protecting this house from the hurricane storm surge,” said Barresi.
So he got to work developing the Rampart Flood Defense System.
“If your house was flooded in Matthew or Irma, there is a good chance that this will protect you from another flood,” said Barresi.
Homeowner Gary Safreed wanted to try out the system once Barresi told him about it.
“This house had water in it from the hurricane two years ago and we did a complete remodel and I didn’t want water to come back in,” said Safreed
Barresi says his panels are Miami-Dade approved for high impact hurricane wind protection.
"Protect Against Flash and Storm Surge Flood"
Polycarbonate Plastic 1- 9/16” thickness. Miami Dade approved 200 mph wind and missile impact. Density 1.25 lbs./sq.ft. The panels are standard 19 inches high and installed Horizontal.