AquaDams® can be used in a wide range of applications. Listed below are some of the more common applications of AquaDams®:
· Cofferdams for dewatering construction sites
· Water diversion in rivers and wetlands
· Water containment
· Flood control
· Erosion control through diversion or containment of flowing water
· Water storage
· Boat ramp dewatering
· Pond liner repair dewatering
· Bridge pier repair
· Pipeline crossings
· Water intake structures for municipalities
· Water discharge structures
· Fish habitat improvement
· Silt containment, sediment collection, or settling ponds
· Levees, levee toppings
· Hazardous material or chemical spills (containment)
· Temporary foot causeway through environmentally sensitive areas
· Wetlands management
The old ways of earthen fill discharges and expensive sheet piling have been the historic ways of working in waterways. These methods are environmentally detrimental, time consuming, and expensive because of their reliance on heavy equipment.
Water filled cofferdams make the ideal water control structure for construction sites. Onsite water is pumped into an AquaDam®, which unrolls due to the water pressure inside it and can be installed in hours in most applications, without causing damage to the aquatic environment. Complete dewatering of the work site can be achieved to form and pour concrete, remove sediments, and install geotextiles.
When used for flood control and augmenting levees, for example, AquaDams® are much more effective than sandbags. They can be installed far quicker, at a fraction of the cost, without all the foot traffic associated with labor-intensive sandbagging, and best of all AquaDams® are reusable.
The amount of water that can be stored in a standard 4 foot AquaDam®, with a width of 10 feet and a length of 100 feet (filled to capacity), is about 25,000 gallons of water. AquaDams® are durable, long lasting, and with proper installation and removal can be stored and used again and again. Should an inner tube develop a leak, patching tape is available. If necessary, replacement tubes are available from Aqua Dam, Inc.®. AquaDams® are relatively easy to install, requiring only a couple of portable pumps, an onsite water supply, and two or more laborers depending on the size of the AquaDam®.
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