Prior to Inflation
Dimension (LxWxH)59 x 35 x 0.5 cm
Weight up to 20 Kgs
Traditional Sandbags have been steadfast tools in fighting floods for centuries. They have provided a way to prevent or reduce floodwater ingress into homes and businesses. However, they are not easy to store as they take up so much space, they are very heavy and take too much time to deploy.
flood bag does the same job as the traditional sandbag but without the associated hassles. Below is a comparison between
traditional sandbags and our innovative new product.
•Heavy and difficult to transport and carry. Can cause Health & Safety problems in the workplace.
•Elderly people amongst many others can find it difficult to lift ad move sandbags.
•Require significant manpower to fill and transport sandbags and often stocks run low in crisis times, leaving residents and businesses unprotected.
•Have to be replaced regularly due to deterioration, can be expensive and labour intensive.
•Local Authorities, homeowners and businesses require space for storage of sandbags.
•The filling of sandbags requires the excavation of sand from the land, which in itself has environmental implications.
•Lightweight, easy to transport and carry. Each bag
weighs 400 grams prior to use thus eradicating any Health & Safety issues caused by lifting heavy weights.
•This product can be used by practically anyone.
•This product requires very little labour to prepare and use. Thousands can be quickly and easily transported during flood times, saving on fuel, wages and man-power.
•Stocks can be maintained at appropriate levels due to ease of storage and
shelf-life (3 years).
•This product can be stored, unused for up to 3 years in dry conditions. When required replacement is simple and relatively inexpensive.
•Due to their compact and lightweight nature thousands can be stored in much smaller spaces.
•This product simply requires water to be activated and expands to
full capacity in 3-5
minutes. Once the product has been immersed/soaked in water it can be used to build a dam in the same way as traditional sandbags and remain inflated for up to 8 weeks.
•Our flood bags are environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
OTHER USES FOR THE SELF-INFLATING
The self-inflating flood bag can be used in any situation where you want to quickly remove water, these include
•Plumbing incidents – Burst
Washing machine/Dishwasher leaks etc
•Redirecting water flow – Car
•Absorbing excess rainwater – Construction site
•General drainage – Underground
In addition our flood bags can be used in the process of greening, this is the method of promoting the root growth of trees/shrubs and plants through the presence of an adequate water supply at root level.
Self-inflating flood bags can hold up to 20 litres of freshwater. Over time the bags will deflate as the water is released by the super absorbent polymer. This action lends itself to slow release watering of new shrubs/trees and plants. By simply placing an inflated
flood bag in the ground prior to planting you will ensure that the new plant has a good initial supply of water. This promotes the growth of roots downwards instead of outwards and upwards when the plant requires more water. The result is a healthy stable root system which improves soil cohesion and reduces soil erosion, especially important for the cultivation of embankments or areas of high wind.
Our flood bags are also very useful in combating dehydration in trees/shrubs and plants during hot dry periods. Once the bags are implanted in flowerbeds and borders they can act as a reservoir. Heavy rainfall can be absorbed, held within the bags and released slowly, as opposed to running away into drainage systems.