If you’re living in an area prone to flooding or on an actual floodplain then the natural thought if flooding is forecast is to think 'where can I get sandbags near me?'
Sand bags seem the natural choice when it comes to building a temporary flood barrier for those people wondering how to stop flooding but did you know there are different kinds of sandbags?
The problem is that traditional sandbags can be both ineffective and can harm the environment if used as a flood prevention device.
When it comes to flood resilience products, sandbags are often not very resilient at flood prevention or flood mitigation.
The reason is the hessian covers on sandbags do rot, especially when wet, and when that happens the sand spills everywhere, clogging up drains and getting into homes and businesses. If you’re using sandbags as your main flood prevention method you’ll find they can be very ineffective, letting water through and then decaying quite quickly when they come into contact with floodwater.
So, what’s better than sandbags at keeping floodwater out for those asking how to prevent my home or business from flooding?
A lot of flood prevention groups in the UK now use FloodSax substitute sandbags which are also known as floodbags or floodsacks. The reason is they are ‘sandbags’ containing no sand which makes them incredibly environmentally friendly.
FloodSax make ideal sandbag replacements as they are ideal temporary flood barriers for anyone looking for effective ways on how to prevent flooding. The reason is they harness the power of water to stop floodwater. In their dry state, FloodSax alternative sandbags resemble large flat pillowcases and are vacuum-packed in bags of 5 which makes them space-saving to store.
Simply immerse them in water – and it can even be the floodwater – and the gelling polymer inside them absorbs up to 20kg of water making the FloodSax expand until it’s a similar size to a traditional sandbag. But, unlike sandbags which are unwieldy and their odd shapes makes manual handling, lifting and carrying difficult, FloodSax are a uniform and consistent shape which makes them easy to lift, carry and build into flood barriers.
So, if you’re looking for ways to stop flooding or prevent flooding in your home or business it’s time to ditch the sandbags and look for a sandbag alternative that can provide you with a reliable temporary flood barrier in minutes.
You can also rely on FloodSax substitute sandbags lasting for however long you need them as a flood prevention system to keep the flood water out without any risk of them decaying or falling apart.
FloodSax sandbag replacements are flood bags designed to be robust and the perfect alternative to sandbags in flood risk areas or on floodplains.
They are so compact and easy to store it means you’re prepared for flooding 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Having a stock of traditional sandbags would be an impractical and environmentally harmful way of protecting your property from the risk of flooding.
So do it the easy way, do it the FloodSax way.
To buy FloodSax flood bags either online or to find your nearest stockist go to http://www.floodsax.co.uk/buy/uk-suppliers/