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Bulk Polypropylene Sandbags for Flooding

If you are looking to defend your property against the potential of water damage, you need to invest in sandbags. They provide an effective first-level defense against water from hurricanes, thunderstorms, floods, and more. Sandbags are not only used to stop water from entering your property but can also divert it somewhere else, preventing water from spilling over the sandbags themselves. Whether you are looking for bulk or standard sandbags, both can act as a versatile defense mechanism against the dangers of flooding.

ORDER BJS SANDBAGGERS Bulk Polypropylene Sandbags for Flooding

BJs Sandbags have been custom built for flooding .All of our sandbags are built using woven poly fabric, and are thicker than traditional sand bags. Our Sandbags hav been built to not only protect against the sheer force of water, but tears, rips and sunlight.  This is why our customers prefer our sandbags over other sandbags, which rip easily and degrade quickly. Some of the advantages of our sandbags include:

  • High UV Rating up to 4000 hours with our heavy duty sandbags. Our sandbags are built to last
  • Our Bags are Built With Thicker Material. Otherwise called GSM (grams per square meter). Most competitors are 65 to 80 GSM. Meaning you can get 1.5 to 2x the material of a standard bag .
  • Hemmed top for convenient filling
  • Double seam bottom for superior strength. 
  • Rip & Tear resistant. Drive over it if you want to and it wont burst. 

Our Sandbags Are Regularly Used To:

  • Protect homes and Businesses: sandbags can be strategically placed in floodplains to prevent doors and windows from breaking in the event of a severe storm
  • Prevent Item Loss: Flooding has the potential to sweep away valuable items; however, with sandbags, these items can be weighed down
  • Protect Levees: Sandbags can prevent levees from cresting, reducing the chances of a breach occurring
  • Guard Trees: Sandbags can be stacked around trees, supporting their root structures and preventing them from falling, where they might damage roofs and power lines
  • Direct Water: Sandbags can be used to direct away toward a central drainage area

These are only a few of the most important advantages that our bulk polypropylene sandbags for flooding can provide. We believe it is important for everyone to know how to properly use sandbags to maximize their benefits. Thats why our team is ready to guide and help you make the most of our sandbags. Call today if you have questions and need an estimate. 

Safety Precautions When Working With Sandbags

Sandbags can act as a great defense against water damage; however, they need to be used properly. According to information that has been provided by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), some of the most important safety precautions include:

  • You should make sure that you wear gloves while you fill sandbags because the bags themselves might have been treated with caustic chemicals
  • Try to avoid touching your eyes and mouth while filling sandbags
  • Wash your hands and face thoroughly after your fill sandbags
  • Try to wear safety glasses, particularly on windy days, to prevent sand from blowing into your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Wear boots that are waterproof to prevent yourself from slipping on wet streets
  • In addition, wear waterproof clothing to protect yourself from becoming drenched, which will inhibit your dexterity
  • If you are operating in a flooded area, wear a personal flotation device (PFD)
  • If you are filling sandbags in the middle of a major storm, make sure that you guard against the potential of rushing water.

Lifting Sandbags Safely

There are a few tips that you need to keep in mind when you are lifting sandbags. These include:

  • Try to keep the sandbag as close to your body as possible to maximize control over it
  • Do not bend or twist when you are lifting a sandbag, as this will place you at risk of suffering a serious back injury, such as a herniated disc
  • Instead, try to lift with your legs
  • Always lift a sandbag with two hands and do not try to carry more than one at a time

You need to protect yourself from getting hurt when you work with sandbags. Always lift sandbags safely.

Filling Sandbags Appropriately

Finally, if you are filling sour sandbags manually, it is best to work in a three-person team. Try to switch jobs every thirty minutes to keep everyone fresh.

  • One person should hold the bags open and close them when they have the right amount of sand, which is around 2/3 full
  • A second person should be responsible for moving sand or soil into the bags using a rounded shovel with a short handle
  • A third person should take the sandbags to the assembly point once they are full using proper lifting techniques

Teamwork is essential for getting sandbags filled and transported safely and efficiently.

Setting Up Bulk Sandbags for Flood Prevention

Once the sandbags have been filled, they should be stocked to create a barricade.  Get debris out of the way and ensure the sandbags are parallel to the direction of potential floodwaters. Place them lengthwise and fold any flaps underneath the weight of the bags. 

 

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