ABOUT BRAKEWATER TECHNOLOGIES

After Superstorm Sandy, Tim Bracci, native son of Brooklyn, long time resident of the Rockaways, came back from his home in upstate NY to see the damage from the storm. Walking for days, seeing, feeling and experiencing the devastation he knew that there had to be a way to protect his family, friends and community from destruction like this.  Making it his higher purpose to solve, Tim wanted to develop a system that will help all families and homes from rising water conditions. As Tim walked the beaches the preliminary idea of Brakewater came to him.

 

Reflecting on his navy experiences with hatches and keeping ships watertight, Tim remembered the problems with the designs of the hatch gaskets and dogs on the catwalks on his ship.  Sitting down with his sons, Jonathan and Cory and his nephew Michael, Tim and the boys bounced around hundreds of scenarios. They narrowed it down and created a 2 part system, a frame with a cover, that compresses a watertight gasket.

After making many prototypes, they came to the conclusion that there had to be a fixed frame on the foundation or on a solid wall.  The frame and the hatch cover were developed in aluminum for its light weight, corrosion resistance and longevity.  Special extrusions were developed to ensure a rigid structure and proper fit.  Work followed on the hatch cover.  Tim spent months researching gasket types for this use. More work followed on a way to compress the gasket that was integral to the final answer.  After extensive study of gasket materials, talking to people with years of experience, Tim came up with the solution for the double gasket design; a combination of specially extruded closed-cell neoprene and butyl material.  The BrakeWater concept and design came together as we see it today.

 

BrakeWater Technologies is an affordable solution and the only completely submersible product on the market.

 

Bracci Fence and Iron Works, our first authorized dealer, has been servicing the 5 boros since 1954.  The business is based on Tim's Father's work ethics and his unusual approach to getting jobs done.  Bracci has a reputation for taking tough jobs and getting them done.

 

Storm Warning       Snaps on          Problem gone

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  Get it                     Set it                   Forget it

Endless Possibilities

PRODUCT

• Affordable

• Completely submergible

• Double Gaskets

• Patent pending

• Easy on Easy off - even a child could secure    it in seconds.

• Custom built to fit your home.

• Built in Aluminum for no maintenance, no rust.

• Window guard option available

• Built in Brooklyn NY by a family owned and operated company

YOUR HOUSE

 

THE “FRAME”

 

BUTYL SEALANT

 

ANCHOR BOLTS

 

YOUR WINDOW

 

THE “HATCH”

 

NEOPRENE GASKET

 

COMPRESSION LOCK

A 2 part aluminum system with compression gaskets that covers your windows and doors and protects your home from rising waters.

Our Work

Here is a step by step.....

SYSTEM IN ACTION VIDEOS

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1440 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11203

Email: thewaterstopshere@brakewater.com

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Authorized Dealer: Bracci Fence & Iron Works, Inc. 1440 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203