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Tips to Clean Oil Spills in Rivers

Oil spills are a hazard that affects marine life, can devastate ecosystems, poison drinking water supplies, and close down entire sections of rivers. While media outlets more widely cover larger spills on the coast, dozens of river spills have had similar or even more significant impacts on human and animal populations. River Oil Spills Aren’t ...

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5 Safety Tips for Bridge Workers

Despite numerous advances in safety technology and new legislation for construction and repair workers, roadway and bridge work still needs to be improved. While workplace deaths have been reduced by nearly 2/3 since the post-WWII levels, there are still a staggering twelve deaths or significant injuries daily in the construction sector. How can you and ...

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Tips to Improve Productivity on the Job Site

Increasing productivity can be one of the most considerable challenges worksite managers will encounter regardless of the type of construction or industry they manage. Whether seeking to incentivize your clients with high efficiency or improve overall performance, you can implement these several tips to increase productivity. While you may already have executed some of these ...

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Workers Near Bridge and Water Using Water Inflated Cofferdam for Construction

Tips When Installing and Removing Inflatable Cofferdams

Inflatable cofferdams are among the most versatile, eco-friendly, and safest dewatering and flood protection options. When working in areas where water intrusion or flooding is a concern, a cofferdam can offer a safe and reliable source of protection for crews and equipment. However, as with any large construction tool, there are inherent dangers if misused. ...

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New Year’s Resolution – Be Better Prepared for Flooding With Inflatable Cofferdams

Flooding is one of the most significant challenges facing our world today. No matter where you live. Whether in sunny Los Angles or the flood-prone lands of Florida, heavy rains and failing infrastructure can lead to dangerous amounts of water inundating dry areas. Inflatable cofferdams are a versatile and potent solution to flooding that can ...

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Water Filled Cofferdam In Creek with Drain Pipe

Tips to Extend the Life of Your Inflatable Cofferdams

One of the main benefits of using inflatable cofferdams is that they are reusable. This means they are much kinder to the environment than other solutions, such as sandbags. When used for water diversion purposes, sandbags come into contact with water and become contaminated. This means they cannot be re-purposed, as they qualify as a ...

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Mitigate Oil Spills with Inflatable Cofferdams

Over the past fifty years, we have all, sadly, become accustomed to seeing the devastating footage of oil spills. Oil and water do not mix, and it will spread out as much as possible when it encounters a large water surface. Did you know that a patch of oil in water can be as thin ...

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Why Inflatable Cofferdams are Better for the Environment than Sandbags

There are plenty of reasons why inflatable cofferdams are better for the environment than sandbags. For a start, inflatable cofferdams have only the tiniest impact on the local environment when used for water diversion, containment, or flood protection. No matter the application, inflatable cofferdams can easily be removed once used, unlike sandbags which take careful ...

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Using Inflatable Cofferdams for Home Flood Protection

Whether you believe that climate change is real or not, or whether the current climate changes are manmade or entirely natural, it cannot be argued that the United States has witnessed a large number of extreme weather events over the past decade or so. Sadly, thousands of people have lost their homes due to the ...

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Tips to Save Money on Your Next Construction Project

Everyone is feeling financial strain due to the current economic climate. Both individuals and businesses have less money to spend after dealing with rising fuel and energy costs. If you are in the construction industry, you have no doubt noticed the increased material and labor costs. If you are forced to spend more in some ...

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