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Original Water-Filled Cofferdam and Flood Barrier

AquaDam is a temporary water-filled cofferdam flood barrier designed to control and divert water. This water bladder comprises two watertight inner tubes positioned beside one another within a woven outer sleeve. These inner tubes take on their form when filled with water, creating a lightweight but stable water barrier to facilitate optimal water transfer.

Why Use Water Bladders for Flood Control?

Water-filled flood barriers, such as AquaDam, present a revolutionary alternative to traditional flood control methods like sandbagging and traditional cofferdam designs. These traditional methods have considerable drawbacks. 

Traditional methods of flood control, such as sandbagging, often require laborious installation, high costs, and time. Similarly, traditional cofferdam designs like steel sheetpile and earth-filled installation, while more effective than sandbagging, bring forth several issues: 

  • Negative environmental impact
  • Noise pollution
  • Installation restrictions
  • Seepage and Sediment leakage
  • High expenses
  • Slow installation process
  • Heavy reliance on equipment

With the focus on addressing these issues, AquaDam water-filled flood barriers are designed as a modern solution. Providing an effective water control system, these barriers are cleaner, faster, and more affordable than traditional methods. AquaDam water bladders alleviate concerns associated with traditional water diversion methods, making them an excellent choice for flood control across various job sites. 

Benefits of Water-Filled Cofferdam Flood Barriers

AquaDam water bladders for flood control offer many significant advantages that traditional cofferdam designs cannot achieve, including:

  • Fast implementation and removal: Installation typically only takes a few hours for most applications, while removal spans about a day.
  • Cost savings: These water diversion products have minimal labor and equipment costs compared to sandbags.
  • Environmental consciousness: AquaDams comprise virgin-resin high-grade polyethylene and polypropylene, which have virtually no environmental impact. They also conform to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Clean Water Act. 
  • High efficiency: Because they eliminate the use of dirt and earth fill materials, these water-filled cofferdams dramatically reduce the risk of earth fill discharges, making them more effective than other temporary products.
  • Sizing options: Custom AquaDams are available in sizes under 5 feet to over 16 feet tall.

Invest in AquaDam Water Diversion Products Today

You can experience optimal flood control with water-filled cofferdam flood barriers from AquaDam. Our patented technology is designed to inherently avoid the water control weaknesses of traditional alternatives.

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Construction Applications

The AquaDam can isolate submerged work areas. Once isolated, the water can be pumped out of the work area (dewatering). Once dewatered, work in relatively dry conditions can begin, resulting in quicker and higher quality work. The AquaDam helps you protect the surrounding environment during your construction project. If you are working in a river or another body of water, you do not want sediment from your construction efforts leaking into the waterway. Strategic placement of AquaDams can help you to isolate turbid water within the work area, or divert rainwater away from your site.

In the low-margin construction business, contractors must take advantage of any potential cost savings, and the amount of time and money you save using AquaDams in place of traditional cofferdam alternatives is something that should be seriously considered.

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Flood Control Applications

Climate change is bringing flood hazards to new areas, and increasing the hazard in existing low lying areas. Historical FEMA and USACE Flood Plain Maps no longer accurately depict flood plain elevations. The likelihood of flood damage is increasing over time.

As a homeowner or small business in a flood plain, you need a flood control plan that will protect your home or business. Placing AquaDam barriers around your home or business is a fast way to help prevent flood damage to your property.

AquaDams give Municipal Emergency Response the capability of isolating roads that are prone to flooding, to help keep them open and usable for civilian or emergency traffic. Other vital infrastructure should also be considered for flood control, including Water Treatment Plants, Waste Water Treatment Plants, Electrical Power and Sub Stations, Hospitals, Police and Fire Stations. Placed on top of levees, AquaDams can also extend the levees effective height and may help prevent overtopping.

Flood waters can be unpredictable, and having an AquaDam in place is not a guarantee of success.

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Special Project Applications

Special Project Applications

Special Applications is a new and novel way to use an AquaDam. An AquaDam can be used as a solution to various problems that come up, for example the AquaDam has been used in special situations as a temporary bridge for trucks, a levee breach plug, a weight to proof-test a bridge after repairs and wherever temporary mass or weight is required. For water control or for other uses, the AquaDam is often a reasonable alternative to consider. Contact us with the tough problems, and we provide the novel solutions.

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