Flex-Gate® Stairwell


Flex-Gate® Stairwell is a high strength flexible barrier that can be deployed rapidly for flood protection of subway stairwell entrances and other types of stairwell openings.

It is constructed from high strength, waterproof textile-based materials and sturdy, corrosion resistant hardware, stored in a container typically mounted at the end of the stairwell opening. Flex-Gate® Stairwell provides effective flood protection that can be rapidly deployed allowing critical entrances to remain open to the last minute.

Watch a Flex-Gate® Stairwell In Action

The NYC MTA and ILC Dover implemented 60+ Stairwell Flex-Gate® flood barriers.

How It Works

Stairwell Flex-Gate® functions similarly to a window shade or roll-up storefront security door. From its small container, a single person can manually and rapidly pull and seal the fabric cover across the opening when a flood event occurs.

ILC Dover Stairwell Flex-Gate® features:

  • All components are stored at its point-of-use
  • Can be customized for a variety of opening designs and sizes
  • Effective protection of public infrastructures
  • Can be customized for a variety of opening designs and sizes
  • Constructed with high-strength, waterproof materials
  • Materials and hardware are sturdy and corrosion-resistant
  • Rapid deployment allows critical entrances to remain open as long as possible


Flex-Gate® Stairwell Brochure

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