How does AquaSafe work?
Stored dry, when AquaSafe flood bags are deployed and activated by water, 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 sandbags?
No. 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), inflate to almost 5 inches, 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. 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.
What do sand filled sandbags really cost?
On average a sand filled 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?
AquaSafe flood bags weigh less than 1 lb./per bag and can be stored easily in a closet, garage, or basement. They have a long shelf life and are able to be activated and placed by just about ANYONE.
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. It is best to pre-activate AquaSafe flood bags. 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.
How much does AquaSafe weigh?
Each individual AquaSafe Flood Bag weighs less than 1 pound dry per bag, and up to 50 lbs. once filled and activated with liquid.
Can I get AquaSafe in other colors or sizes?
YES! Custom bags are available. 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?
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!