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3 Alternative Ways to Block Flooding

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

sand bags during flood Nothing is more synonymous with flooding than a sand bag wall.

Nothing is more synonymous with flooding than a sand bag wall. It might even be the only solution that comes to mind. Before you start gathering volunteers and truckloads of bags to fortify your property in Beverly Hills, CA, consider these three alternatives to prevent flood damage.


1. Temporary walls. Made out of steel, aluminum or PVC, temporary walls can be thrown up into a doorway to block unwanted water. On a larger scale, they can be erected quickly by a team of 8-12 people to protect whole buildings. They are as easy to take down as they are to put up. No mess to clean or water to drain. Just pull them down, store them and use them again when needed.


2. Inflatable dams. Why not use water against itself? These vinyl tubes are placed anywhere they are needed and then filled with water. You can buy them big enough to protect from massive flooding or smaller to guard against minor damage. On a smaller scale, they can be filled with a water hose in about 2 to 3 minutes and are easy to drain once floodwater has receded. They make for a quick cleanup, are reusable, and they are ecofriendly.


3. Absorbent Barriers. Light and easy to place, these sand bag alternatives roll out flat and can be positioned anywhere you want them. There is no other set up required. They are water activated. Once the rain starts, they absorb floodwater and grow to roughly 3.5 inches high in about 10 minutes. They come in various lengths and can be stacked to block higher volumes of water away from important areas.


While the sand bag has been a tried and true contender in flood damage prevention, decide if that is what will work for you best in Beverly Hills, CA. These other flood dams can be just as effective, a quick clean-up and less time-consuming.

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