Quick Dam Flood Barrier Review
Quick Dam Flood Barrier Review
Lets face it, there are many instant sandless sandbag alternatives on the market and it can be a difficult to try and figure out the right sandbag alternative for your needs. Lets first take a look at one of the Quick Dam's Flood Barrier product; the Quick Dam Sandless sandbag (in black on the left) compared to the FloodSax / Flood Sacks flood bag (on the right). This is a view of both flood bags opened up completely without being activated by water.
Packaging of Quick Dam Flood bags vs. FloodSax Side by Side
Image of Quick Dam Flood bag vs. FloodSax Side by Side (Un-activated)
On the left you will see that the Quick Dam Flood barrier bag has very little polymer filling, while the white FloodSax sandbag alternative had an evenly distributed filling.
*Its USPTO patented design allows of the FloodSax to stack higher sandbags, therefore building some of the highest flood barrier walls. (It won't slip and slide off each other... like other instant sandless sandbags).
Quick Dam Flood Barrier product Review; Sandless Sandbags.
Here both the Quick Dam bags and the Flood Sacks are folded. This comparison allows a visual demonstration of the amount of polymer contents of each bag. Clearly Quick Dam flood barrier products have less filling, when compared to FloodSax sandbag alternatives.
Review on the amount of Polymer Contents in Quick Dam Flood Barrier product
Why is it important to compare the amount of filling content of the instant sandbags? The very polymer is what inflates the bag, which is used to fight flooding disasters and also is used as the absorbent for leak and spill applications. The more the polymer filling in the flood bag, the more volume capacity the bag has to 1) divert flowing waters 2) fight flood waters and 3) the more water/liquid it can absorb.
The photo of the Quick Dam Flood bag next to FloodSax says it all. Although the price point of a Quick Dam sandless sandbag is less than that of a FloodSax / flood sack, one can clearly see that one is getting less material and content to absorb liquid and fight floods, leaks and spills.
Here we review how a Quick Dam Flood Barrier product, the Quick Dam sandless sandbag inflates with fresh water (not with salt water). This bag inflates unevenly to one side, because the polymers are in pillowcase like bag, where the contents are in one large section. The result of such a simple design allows the polymer content to slip and slide around in the flood bag, making it NOT ideal for stacking flood barrier walls. Additionally, there is more time spent evening out the bag, by pushing the contents around to distribute the polymers.
When pulling out the Quick Dam sandbag alternative right out of the fresh water bucket, the result is a lopsided bag. Time and effort needs to be taken to flatten out and evenly distribute the bag's content.
After the Quick Dam instant sandbag is padded down by hand to distribute the polymer contents, one can see that the bag's average height is only 2-3 inches high. 2 to 3 inches in height is very low, when compared to standard sandbags.
Here is an image of both the inflated, water-filled sandless sandbags side by side. The Quick Dam sandbag alternative is longer, but shorter in width than the FloodSax flood bag. From the photo of the Salt water barrier compliant FloodSax (Quick Dam is NOT salt water barrier compliant), you can see outline of the patented design of the Flood Sack. With the 9 chamber internal design, the FloodSax inflate fairly evenly and do not require extra time and effort to even out the bag and its content. It is designed to build high flood barrier walls and do not slip and slide off one another when stacked high.
Here is a zoomed up photo comparing the height of the two bags next to each other. FloodSax is about double the height of the Quick Dam sandless sandbags.
Quick Dam Flood Barrier Review against FloodSax / Flood Sacks
See how Quick Dam flood bags stack up against Flood Sacks. Overall, Quick Dam flood bags require more time to setup, they are lower in height after inflation and do not stack very well on top of one another. FloodSax offers a better value for each dollar spent. It makes sense to spend a little more on a quality product designed to fight floods and indoor leaks and spills.