Flood Control

Over 75% of flood damage worldwide is caused by less than 1 foot of water!

AquaDams® are the ideal tool for emergency flood control! Just look below to see how this homeowner used AquaDams® to prevent pounding wave action from destroying his home! AquaDam® gives homeowners a fighting chance!

Water-inflated cofferdam flood control barriers have proven to be very effective tools for flood fighting and protection. Affordable, effective, safe and easy to install, they save time, labor and money when compared to sandbags and other flood control devices! Just look below!

The Facts: 
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates the cost of using and removing sandbags to be in the area of $3-$6 per bag. To achieve a 3-foot high barrier, they estimate that it would take approximately 34 sandbags per linear foot. At a conservative cost of $3 per sandbag, the price of a hypothetical 3 foot high by 100 foot long barrier would be $10,200.

The Difference:
An AquaDam® the same size, in contrast, would cost $2,400 just to purchase, an immediate savings of over $7,500. On top of that, the AquaDam® can be installed easily in only 20 minutes using only 2 workmen, compared to 4 hours using 5 workmen for the sandbag wall. That's a 200-minute difference, and 200 minutes is a long time when floodwater is filling up your home.

In the long run, the savings are exponential. The AquaDam® is simply filled with on-site water, while the sandbags require that sand be imported. Then, after the event, the sand and bags must be removed and thrown into a landfill. Since the AquaDam® was purchased, it is simply drained and rolled up in anticipation of the next flood event.

Click on the links below to see detailed pictorials of our flood control projects:

 Louisiana Homeowner Flood Barrier (2012)  

 Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station protected by 8' high AquaDams  

 Junction Boxes isolated from flood water and covered with a wind-proof self-anchoring rain tarp  

 Homeowner Flood Protection, Fargo, ND (2011)  

 Flood Protection in Metropolis, Illinois  

 Rainwater leakage control 

 Homeowner Flood Protection, Fargo, ND (2009-2010) 

 Home Owner Flood Protection in Ferndale, CA  

 Home Owner Flood Protection in Ferndale, CA  

 Home Owner Flood Protection in Sun Valley, Idaho 

 Business Flood Protection in Chenango Bridge, New York 

 Preparing for Hurricane Katrina, Florida  

 Home Owner Flood Protection in Clearlake, California (wave-action photos!)

 Skylark Motel Flood Protection in Clearlake, California

Municipal Building Flood Protection, City of Renton, Washington

Home Owner Flood Control along the Boise River in Eagle, Idaho

Home Owner Flood Control along the Big Wood River in Sun Valley, Idaho

RV Park Restroom Flood Protection along the Albion River, Albion, CA

Emergency Flood Control for Home Owner in Carlotta, CA

Santa Barbara Flood Control