FloodSax® Saves Over $500,000 In Equipment Costs
“There was a raging torrent coming down the hill but three layers of 10 sacks held it back from our door.”
“FloodSax® really saved the day,” says CoGri Group Director Lynn Dare. Dare credits FloodSax® for saving her firm more than $500,000 in equipment this year, as raging waters threatened the massive high-tech grinding machines CoGri relies upon to run their business. Fortunately, Dare was prepared with a supply of FloodSax®. As waters rose, employees quickly deployed 30 FloodSax to protect half a million dollars worth of equipment as torrential floodwater poured around their facility.
Last year, traditional sandbags couldn’t prevent flood water getting into the site, and Dare lost four grinding machines, months of production time, and the time needed to file insurance claims when floodwater entered the CoGri produc- tion facilities, destroying four laser-powered concrete grinders. That’s when Dare knew she needed to find a better solution.
“FloodSax® are absolutely brilliant. There was a raging torrent coming down the hill but three layers of 10 sacks held it back from our door. Last year we were flooded very badly and put in a $550,000 insurance claim as a result, but this time we’ve been able to function as normal.”
FloodSax® Wall Keeps Hurricane Floodwater at Bay
A wall of FloodSax® saved several homes from flooding when Hurricane Sandy wreaked devastation in the USA. Around 50 properties were at risk of flooding when the Delaware River rose 2ft as the killer storm struck the New York area.
Residents feared the water would flood basements in their homes that are only around 100ft from the river in the Old New Castle area not far from New Jersey. So they turned to Jonathan Cochran who owns Cochran and Son plumbing and Construction Company in New Castle Delaware for help.
He helped eight worried homeowners by building walls of FloodSax® sandless sandbags to keep the water out … and it worked for every resident with no water getting into their basements from the flood surge itself.
Jonathan said the highest wall constructed from around 80 FloodSax® was just over 4ft high and 9ft wide and this picture dramatically shows the water level and the amount of debris the wall kept at bay.
“If the water had got into the basement at these homes the damage caused in each one would have been in the region of $3,000 or $4,000,’’ he said. “These homes had suffered from flooding before and there was no way the people living there wanted to go through that again.
“One man did have regular sandbags in his garage but he didn’t want to go through all the hassle of moving them outside again. He was very satisfied with how the FloodSax® worked.’’
Jonathan said one resident used FloodSax® to stop the water from reaching his home and they worked fine. But he lives in a terraced house and his next door neighbour didn’t have FloodSax® and his basement was so badly flooded the water seeped through to his neighbour’s basement.
Working in the construction industry means Jonathan has discovered other uses for FloodSax®. If it is raining heavily he uses them as a barrier to stop filthy water from the construction site running off into other properties.
“The neighbors next to construction sites would get real mad if we let muddy water get on to their properties,’’ he said. “They make a highly effective diversionary barrier.’’
FloodSax Keep Home Safe during Hurricane Sandy
Here’s just one story from Cris Losbanos who protected his home by placing FloodSax® in front of his garage.
He said: “I live in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, about a mile away from the Hudson River. Our neighborhood has been a known flood zone for years now.
“I would say that the flood this year was much worse than last year’s. I looked and looked online for flood prevention solutions and came across FloodSax® with excellent reviews so I reached out to Christine at survivalgearsource.com and since she lives just a few towns away from Jersey City she was able to help me last minute with FloodSax® supplies.”With hurricane Sandy not much rain was expected, but because of the tide surges from the river it flooded downtown and city sewage backed up, causing our area to flood once again. “Thank you to FloodSax®.’’
FloodSax® Instant Barricade
My experience with FloodSax’s® has been great! We have used them here at Hiram College many times during heavy rain, in areas that we know we have problems. We take 3 minutes to wet down the FloodSax’s® and we’re ready to go. INSTANT BARRICADE!!!! I would recommend them to everyone. Thanks for a great product!
Sodexo Facilities Management
FloodSax® Saves My Basement
I love this product so much that I’m on my second double-order!
FloodSax® do what they’re advertised to do—that is, absorb lots of water (for example in my cellar)! They’re conveniently easy to shape to whatever areas i want covered, and the FloodSax® when wet are not so heavy that an older woman (namely me) can’t pick them up.
What a godsend this product is because i can’t handle sandbags! When I saw FloodSax® advertised on the weather channel, I immediately went to your website (which, by the way, is excellent), got the information I needed, called for my first double-order— which arrived really fast, thank you!–and then spread the word to all my relatives and friends here in Connecticut and across the country.
I don’t know whose “brainchild” this product is, but give him or her a gold medal!
McDonalds Franchisee Keeps Business Afloat with FloodSax® Sandless Sandbag Alternatives
Every year, when the snow melts, we have the same problem.
South Dakota is no stranger to snow. We know how to deal with snow, but the snowmelt was causing us problems every year – and that means lost time and money. We operate multiple McDonald’s restaurants here, with a Watertown business office located next to an empty lot where snow is piled high all winter to keep the nearby parking areas clear. Each spring, as the snow melts, the water crosses the sidewalk to the side entrance of our Business Office and enters under the wall.
We’ve tried traditional sandbags in the past, but they were hard to work with, hard to remove, and still let water seep through. As soon as we heard about FloodSax®, we were excited to give it a try! It was already winter when we deployed our bags, so we added a little water to them to ensure that they would stay where we put them. We laid a course at the snow lot edge of our sidewalk, putting down a layer two bags tall.
As the snow melted, the bags automatically expanded to form an 8” tall watertight barrier. The sidewalk stayed dry and there was no water entry into our office. When we looked at the FloodSax® barrier, you could see that it was holding back several inches of water!
This is an excellent product that has provided a solid, cost effective solution for us!
I would highly recommend the FloodSax® line of products.
Mike H, Watertown, SD
Hutterite Colony Saves the Levee with FloodSax® Sandless Sandbags
We had not needed our levee for some time. The water had been low and the levee was quite high. We had moved sandbags from one of its walls and moved them elsewhere. Within our Community, we will often to move and re-use materials for various purposes. This year (2011), the heavy snowfall and quick warming meant we were at risk for flooding.
As the snow melted, we realized that we were going to need something to complete our levee quickly. We had recently seen FloodSax® demonstrated at a local Home Show and called them up. They had inventory in stock and we came to pick up enough to solve our challenge.
When we arrived back to our community, water was already going over the low spot in our current levee wall. We quickly soaked bags and began to rebuild the wall. We were able to stop the flow and hold back the water!
This is a product that can be kept on hand and put into use quickly. We were definitely happy that the FloodSax® worked in our situation and would encourage others to give it a try.
Hillcrest Colony, Watertown, SD
Homeowners Stop The Flooding
We are all OK. Thank you.
I think it’s an amazing product. My wife couldn’t get over it.
I soaked them and stacked them outdoors and they did the best they could. Whatever water made it in was soaked up by the bags that I set down flat on my boiler room floor. When I got back they were inflated and there was no water anywhere.
I appreciate your helping my friends and me and thank you for the shipping!
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