Yes, the Water-Gate water barrier is sold with a 2-year manufacturing warranty and/or against any manufacturing defect.
Each Water-Gate barrier is manufactured and inspected to exacting quality standards in our Canadian plant. A serial number is recorded for traceability at each manufacturing stage.
A. Safety and strength standards
The Water-Gate anti-pollution barrier is first and foremost a work tool that must be reliable, safe, and durable. According to the safety standards set by MegaSecur, the Water-Gate barrier is 3 times stronger than necessary for a minimum 3-day holding period. For example, if the barrier is split by 2 out of 3 partitions and it holds water to its full capacity, the water retention will still be 3+ days.
B. Construction of water barriers
Construction of the Water-Gate water barrier is done by experienced workers with industrial sewing machines. The stitch used is called "barbed stitch." This type of stitch will not come apart when cut. A broken barred stitch does not affect the next barred stitch.
In addition to using a safe type of stitching, we have added a second parallel stitching on all barrier partitions (except for the WX-06 model). Of course, we finalize the manufacturing of each barrier with a thorough inspection.
C. Main water barrier materials
The yellow canvas, which covers the water barrier, is a PVC-coated polyester canvas. The main advantage of this type of fabric is its resistance to abrasion; meaning, if the fabric slips on the ground, tear risk is minimal.
The water barrier is assembled with partitions made of woven polyethylene fabric, which is a lightweight fabric that is extremely tear resistant.
The sewing thread used is 100% polyester for a rigidity that is well-suited to the PVC fabric (yellow) and polyethylene partitions. 100% galvanized and rustproof steel plates are used as ballast.
Since Water-Gate barriers are made entirely of polymer, their life expectancy is estimated at more than 20 years if used occasionally, or for short periods of time.
Although ultraviolet rays are the most harmful to water barrier materials, this only amounts to 25% degradation after more than 20,000 hours of sunlight. In addition, the polymer fabrics have been treated to counter the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.
And since the water barrier is made entirely of polymer, there is no risk of degradation due to moisture.
Water-Gate barrier materials easily withstand temperatures from +50°C/+120°F to -40°C/-40°F. Even when stored for several years at these temperatures (up to 10 years of certification according to the material manufacturers), the Water-Gate water barrier remains just as effective!