What is a Sandbag Filling Machine?

A sandbag filling machine is an automatic or semi-automatic large machine, typically on wheels, that travels to your location so you can fill your bags with sand. It allows you to more quickly fill sandbags when you have a huge project.  Seemingly convenient, however, the cost associated with filling bags and the weight of everything involved can make the process quite inconvenient.

What is required to run a sand bagging / filling machine?

These enormous sand bag filling machines not only require a large amount of manpower to run them, but oftentimes it requires gas, propane, diesel, or facility power.  Rentals for sandbagger machines are a no small cost.  Additionally, the process requires another large machine or equipment to move a lot sand.  

What are the costs involved with sandbag filling machines?

With the sand bagging filling machine, costs involved includes sand bags, ties, as well as a large number of people to bag and move sandbags into position. The cost per sandbag is approximately $17-20 per bag. In addition to the actual money spent up front, the bags do not last very long. Typically after about a year, the bags begin to rot. Definitely not money well spent.

FloodSax® Instant Water Filled Sandbags

The best alternative on the market to traditional sand bag filling are FloodSax® sandLESS sandbags. These instant sandbags are compact, lightweight, and are stored dry until ready for use. FloodSax® only weigh 1 pound dry and are 25% larger than your typical sandbag. This makes transporting and placing sandless sandbags easy and quick; even children and the elderly or others that may have a hard time lifting heavy sandbags will use FloodSax® with ease.

No need for Sandbag Filling Equipment

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FloodSax® instant sandbags eliminate the need for costly equipment and resources to fill and carry heavy back breaking sandbags.  FloodSax® are activated by fluid (water, blood, urine, oil and even hazardous chemicals) and absorb up to 5.8 gallons of water in 5 minutes.  Our sandbag alternative quickly provide a flood protection barrier in addition to being wonderful super absorbent pads that reduce costly water damage in the home. A single case (20 FloodSax® bags = 35 pounds) can provide 33 feet of ground edge protection. The reality is that you could have 900 pounds of sandbags in one 35 pound box of FloodSax® that are ready to deploy when and where you need them. Have them on standby during any weather emergency warning. Not only are FloodSax® Sandless Sandbags more cost efficient, they have a shelf life of over 10 years. There really is no comparison to traditional sandbags that are difficult to prepare, heavy and rot over time.