AquaSafe Flood Bags FAQs
How do AquaSafe flood bags work?
Stored dry, when AquaSafe flood bags are deployed and activated by fluid, its super absorbent polymer polymer absorbs up to 50 lbs. of water, in just 5 minutes. This makes AquaSafe far more sturdy, consistent and stable than a sandbag.
Are AquaSafe the same as other 'sandless sandbag' or sandless flood barrier type products?
No. AquaSafe has little true competition. However, there are a few products on the market that state they are a quick dam, hydro bag or fast soak flood barrier type of sand less sandbag. These products look similar on paper but they a very thin (tear easily) and are basically bags of dust. The "dust" is a lower grade polymer which will not hold the water for as long. They are not thick (like a sandbag), sturdy or a comparable in volume, size, weight. The dust (now in gel form) will almost immediately leach out of the casing, creating a new problem.
Can I re-use AquaSafe flood bags?
YES. Once activated, the AquaSafe Flood Bags will remain active and full until the water begins to evaporate, typically taking a several weeks to start significantly shrinking due to evaporation. However, while they are activated, you can re-use them to create different shaped water stopping berms or use them to move them around to create a variety of different barriers or guide rushing or rising water away from valuable property. They will shrink while evaporating and grow when re-exposed to water.
NOTE: Due to contamination absorption concerns do not keep AquaSafe if used in anything other than "fresh" water. Re-activate after fresh water use only.
What other uses do AquaSafe flood bags have?
Aqua Safe flood bags can also be used as a super absorbent sack or to build a liquid diversion berm. There are a variety of home and business flooding events that Aqua Safe is ideal for, including: road spills, office leaks, toilets, water heaters, internal sprinkler systems, aquariums, leaks in boats, broken pipes, leaking appliances, basements and other liquid sources that will damage any home, business or facility.
Are the activated AquaSafe contents safe for animals and humans?
The AquaSafe contents is non-hazardous and non-toxic. Common other applications for the contents are agriculture and other food processing uses.
water, chemicals/ oils) look or smells dangerous, call local hazmat control and do not handle.
What do "traditional" sandbags really cost?
On average sandbag weighs 31lbs once it is filled dry and tied (although when filling them, often in the rain, it can vary greatly even from bag to bag ranging from 20-55lbs). Many people actually pre-fill sandbags over weeks and months. Most published accounts of the actual cost of a delivered sandbag is in the $23-$27/sandbag range. This is taking into account the real cost including materials, labor, tools/shovels, hauling/transport, storage, and emergency off hours call-out by the supplier.
How do sandbags store verses AquaSafe?
A common practice for homeowners with land, businesses, government offices, and campuses is to pre-fill and store traditional sandbags for a year or longer. However, over time the bags harden, mold and retain moisture making them very heavy and often unusable. AquaSafe flood bags weigh less than 1 lb./per bag and can be stored easily in a closet or on a shelf. They have a long shelf life and are able to be placed by just about ANYONE.
What kind of liquids does AquaSafe Absorb?
AquaSafe flood bags are powerful and protect homes and businesses against damage from liquids of all forms, including: water, gasoline, chemicals, and much more. After absorption, AquaSafe and the damaging liquid can quickly be removed from the affected area. Simply pick up the used bag and dispose of it properly.
How do I stack AquaSafe flood bags?
AquaSafe flood bags stack and protect against flooding better than a traditional sandbag. They are easily stacked and are used like a traditional sandbag, but offer a tighter fit due to their consistent manufacturing design. Once activated, AquaSafe expands and fills in gaps between sacks.
Can one average size person protect a property with AquaSafe flood bags?
Yes! Unlike traditional sandbags, AquaSafe are placed dry, weighing less than 1 lb. each. Once water touches the sack, it is activated and absorbs the water and expands up to a 50 lb. sandbag. 20 flood bags cover almost 50 square ft. or 37 linear ft and will absorb storm waters and create and flood barrier.
How long will AquaSafe stay?
AquaSafe flood bags will repel water reliably for THREE MONTHS after activation. They will last longer than three months if continually re-soaked with water.
What is the AquaSafe warranty?
AquaSafe come with a 5-year limited warranty and if stored in their sealed state, will remain flood ready for up to 10 years.
How much does AquaSafe weigh?
Each individual AquaSafe Flood Bag weighs less than 1 pound dry, and up to 50 lbs. once filled and activated with liquid.
Can I get AquaSafe in other colors or sizes?
YES! Call us (888) 533-2994 to discuss your goals. We can manufacturer AquaSafe in many sizes and colors. We are often asked about "private label" programs too.
How can I become an AquaSafe Authorized Dealer?
Great! Become an Authorized AquaSafe Dealer, simply call 888-533-2994 and talk with our sales agents. Our goal is to approve qualified dealers within 3 business days of filling out the Dealer Application. We do not accept all applicants, but if your business is targeting an under-served market segment, we do look forward to receiving your application and will likely approve it!