AquaDam® Material Specifications

 Inflated Dimensions

Specifications of Inner & Outer Tubes Capacity in Gallons
(per 100 ft.)
Empty Weight
(per 100 ft.)
1' H x 2' W 10 mil polyethylene inside tubes
LP300* woven outer tube
1,200 75 lbs.
1.5' H x 3' W 10 mil polyethylene inside tubes
LP300* woven outer tube
2,500 95 lbs.
2' H x 4' W 10 mil polyethylene inside tubes
LP300* woven outer tube
5,500 120 lbs.
3' H x 7' W 12 mil polyethylene inside tubes
LP300* woven outer tube
12,000 250 lbs.
4' H x 9' W 12 mil polyethylene inside tubes
LP300* woven outer tube
24,000 425 lbs.
5' H x 11' W 12 mil polyethylene inside tubes
LP300* woven outer tube
30,000 500 lbs.
6' H x 13' W 12 mil polyethylene inside tubes
LP300* woven outer tube
40,000 850 lbs.
8' H x 19' W 14 mil polyethylene inside tubes
Doubled LP300* woven outer tube
50,000 1,300 lbs.
10' H 21' W** Doubled 8 mil polyethylene inside tubes
2-ply LP300* woven outer tube
80,000 4,000 lbs.
12' H 25' W** Doubled 8 mil polyethylene inside tubes
LP300* woven inner tube
Doubled 2-ply LP300* woven outer tube
90,000 5,000 lbs.
16' H x 32' W** 30 mil vinyl inside tubes
LP300* woven inner tube
Doubled 2-ply LP300* woven outer tube
125,000 8,000 lbs
Many different materials could have been used in the construction of the Aquadam but extruded film tubing was chosen for its superior strength, light weight, ease of manufacturing, and most importantly it contained NO WELDED SEAMS! This alone makes it the ideal tubing chosen to contain water. The inside tubing can be completely replaced to make your Aquadam new again. Replacement tubes cost 20% of the AquaDam’s retail purchase price. This includes our services to do it for you. Freight charges may apply. You can also repair small holes by using butyl tape. LP 300 is a woven polypropylene fabric used in high survivability separation applications, supplied by Layfield Plastic, Inc. Equivalent products are also made by Linq Industrial Fabrics, Inc. (GTF-300) and by T C Marafi (Marafi 600-X).

NOTE: 1 gallon of water weighs 8.33 lbs! The 8' and higher AquaDams are made from 70" plus laid flat width panels of 6.5 oz. circular woven material. Panel edges are overlapped and then triple-stitched together using an overlapping seam for maximum strength. This provides for a 4-ply seam running around the tube (these are called ribs). The material is folded over and then seamed laterally to form a tube. This lateral seam is reinforced by sewing in 3" wide heavy-duty seat belt strapping material on each side of the seam to give it added strength and durability. There are a total of 6 seams, three in one direction and three in the opposite direction. One of the triple-stitch seams uses high-tensile strength Kevlar thread. This makes an excellent 2-ply tube for the added pressures of these large water-filled cofferdams. For AquaDams 12' high and larger we use two 2-ply tubes, giving them a total of 4-ply thickness. 

For more detailed specs choose from the links below:
Master Tube (600-X)* / Master Tube (LP-300) / Master Tube (GTF-300)
Inner Tube (Na940)*/ Inner Tube (VinaGARD 51-19) / Inner Tube (VinaGARD 51-22)
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