Need to Build A Sandbag Wall? There Is A Correct Way!

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Did you know that a according to a recent study Flood damage has increased in the United States, despite local efforts and federal encouragement to mitigate flood hazards and regulate development in flood-prone areas? Flooding is not limited to the coast lines either. It can happen anywhere there is a body of water so it is particularly important to be prepared for flooding if you live in a low-lying area near water, such as a river, stream, or culvert; along a coast; or downstream from a dam or levee.

Did you know that sandbags can provide valuable defense against flood water? However, it is vital they are used correctly if they are to provide full benefit. Sandbags used or laid incorrectly can put your property at risk because they can fail at a lower height than expected. The good news is that with the proper product, planning and placement, a sandbag wall has been and will continue to be one of the most effective and efficient ways to protect your property during a flood.

The Sandbag Store has put together a great page along with a downloadable and printable pdf file so that you can build your sandbag wall the correct way.

Click Here To Learn How To Build A Sandbag Wall – The Correct Way!

Additional Resources

FEMA: How To Prepare For A Flood

American Red Cross Flood Safety Information

OSHA: Flood Preparedness and Response