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Flood Prevention Alternatives to Sand Bags

12/22/2019 (Permalink)

Inflatable Rubber Dam flat Flood dams are another type of water-activated sandless bag

No matter where your business is located, there's the possibility that it could be affected by flooding. Fortunately, there are a lot of options available for keeping water out of your building. Naturally, the sand bag is one of the first options to come to mind. These useful tools are used to control water and prevent flooding. They are also useful for

  • Protecting buildings from water
  • Soaking up water
  • Creating dams


However, there are some drawbacks to using the bags. The bags can be very heavy and hard to handle. They require a lot of effort to put into place and to remove after the threat is over. In response to these challenges, some manufacturers have come up with alternatives.

Polymer-Filled Bags

Stormbags are similar to the sand bag, but they are filled with polyacrylamide, rather than sand. This substance is a water-soluble polymer that binds up when it comes into contact with water and prevents water from getting past. These bags are lightweight and easy to move from place to place. Just as their sand-filled alternative, stormbags protect buildings and other structures from water and create barriers.

Sandless Alternatives

FloodBags are full of sodium acrylate, another polymer with superabsorbent properties. Within just a few minutes, these bags can absorb up to 20kg of water. As they fill up with water, they create a barrier that stops water from spreading. Flood dams are another type of water-activated sandless bag that provide quick protection from moving water.

A sand bag is an important tool for preventing flood damage to your business. In many situations, city maintenance yards are willing to pass the bags out for free. As soon as you believe your Kings Point, FL, business is at risk for storm damage, find out what your community recommends for preventative steps. If your business is affected, contact storm and flood cleanup professionals for help.

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