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Water-Inflated Cofferdam

Most Popular Types of Cofferdams for Construction

Cofferdams have existed in some form for thousands of years, and the earliest date back to the early days of Persia, sometime in the mid-500s B.C.E. However, technology has evolved, and the modern cofferdam is nothing like its ancestors, as current building and safety practices continue to improve. Today’s cofferdams are the construction industry’s most ...

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Water Inflated Cofferdam For Erosion Control

Inflatable Cofferdams for Erosion Control

Erosion control may not be a priority for most construction crews, but it is a necessary concern you should have if your work takes place near any water source. Erosion is a common and natural occurrence. Just look at the Grand Canyon for an example of natural erosion; however, human interference has accelerated that natural ...

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Water-Inflated Cofferdam

What is a Water Inflated Cofferdam?

Water-inflated cofferdams are a temporary damming option that diverts or stores water and are most commonly used for construction, repair, or flooding protection. But how do they work, and what are the main uses? Read on to learn all you need to know and more about inflatable cofferdams, how they function, and how purchasing or ...

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Man Installing Water-Inflated Cofferdam

Inflatable Cofferdam Rental – What You Need to Know

If you are tired of using sandbags or want a temporary flooding solution that is simple, easy, and cost-effective, you may want to consider renting an inflatable cofferdam. While some construction companies or private landowners may need a cofferdam regularly, and ownership is necessary for them, the story may not be the same for you. ...

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Flooded Sign on Road

Tips for Homeowners Dealing With Flash Flooding

Flash flooding can happen anywhere, from Arizona’s deserts to New York City’s boroughs. This flooding is characterized by a significant inpouring of moisture in a short period, where standard flooding prevention methods can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of water flowing into an area. Flash floods can destroy infrastructure, damage property, and are one ...

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Overhead view of Construction Project Using Water Inflated Cofferdam

Best Practices for Dewatering a Construction Site

What is dewatering? It draws water, slurry, and damp soil from a site or underground excavation area. Water intrusion and groundwater are crucial components that crews must remove from a construction site before, during, and sometimes even after you finish a construction project. Several methods can accomplish dewatering, each specific to the situation and type ...

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Steel Vs Inflatable Cofferdams

Why Are Inflatable Cofferdams Superior to Steel Cofferdams

Cofferdams are the best option for dewatering, flood protection, and creating a watertight environment for construction which would be impossible or incredibly dangerous without some barrier. Traditional cofferdams are permanent and made of materials such as steel or wood, while inflatable dams are portable and constructed of geotextile materials that offer industrial strength protection. While ...

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Top Down View of Heavy Equipment Working with Inflatable Cofferdam

Heavy Equipment Safety: Tips for Preventing Accidents and Injuries on Your Site

Preventable accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death on construction sites. Costing the industry millions each year and affecting the families of thousands of workers, such accidents can be mitigated by following certain practices and policies that will save lives. Here are a few of the most effective heavy equipment safety ...

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The Advantages of Inflatable Cofferdams for Flood Control and Disaster Relief

Property damage, flooding of work sites, and destruction of infrastructure are some of the most prominent issues with flooding disasters. However, portable cofferdams can help mitigate risk and provide a protective force for structures and work for crews in a disaster scenario. An inflatable dam is the most environmentally friendly and accessible damming option to ...

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Portable Cofferdam in Use

Work Smart By Using Cost-Effective Inflatable Cofferdams

Whether you work on bridges, construction, or in any other field where water intrusion is likely, an inflatable cofferdam could be one of the essential pieces of equipment for your construction site. Cofferdams offer a low-cost and ecologically friendly alternative to traditional damming methods while being versatile enough to be deployed in emergencies. What Is ...

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