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Finding an Alternative to Sand Bags

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Ways to Protect Your Building From Flooding

During storm season in Franklin, NC, you may be looking for ways to protect your building from flooding. The sand bag is a traditional method, but there may be other ways to keep floodwaters at bay that are not as cumbersome or potentially messy. These alternatives can change the way you think about flood protection.

Think Big

Rather than drag out many small sand bags, what if you could prevent flood damage with one large one? With a little forethought, you can make this plan a reality. You just need:

  • Sand
  • Machine to fill bag
  • Reliable crew to run machine

Once you have the supplies and people to fill the sand bag, you are left with one 18-inch tall bag instead of many smaller ones.

Think Easy

The simplest way to fight storm damage is to find a method that doesn't require any planning on the day of the storm. A QuickDam is made of absorbent material that expands when it comes into contact with water. You place these flood dams around your building where you need protection at the beginning of the season, and they expand as soon as there is excess water to block. When waters recede, the product deflates.

Flood cleanup experts recommend finding ways to reroute water away from your building during a storm. Some dams use water itself to do this. You place the dams and use a hose to fill them up. This is a great alternative when a storm sneaks up on you, because they can be filled much more quickly than sand bags. In less than five minutes, you can have your entire building surrounded by a barrier filled with water.

Instead of having a group place one sand bag at a time to protect your building from an impending storm, consider other alternatives. You can find something that offers faster setup, more convenient usage or larger coverage so that you don't have to do a lot of storm cleanup after the flood subsides.

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