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. That is where cofferdam rentals can come into play and significantly change your future plans. But what are the ins and outs of cofferdam rentals, and should you consider purchasing one instead? Here we will explore the benefits, drawbacks, and potential use cases for a cofferdam rental.
Know Your Project Or Flooding Protection Needs
Before considering cofferdam rental, there are several factors to take into account, which include the following:
- What Is The Size Of The Project? While an inflatable cofferdam may be the dewatering answer you have been looking for, you should know the size and scope of your project and whether an inflatable dam is suitable. Dam-It-Dams cofferdams can reach water depths of 10+ ft but may not be able to defend against storm surges of a greater height completely. Further, traditional cofferdam construction may be more viable for deepwater operations. An inflatable cofferdam is likely enough for all other situations, including flooding protection and inland uses. Finally, if you plan to set up your cofferdam in moving water, you will need an anchor and anchor points pre-planned to ensure the cofferdam does not shift after installation.
- How Long Will You Need The Cofferdam? While it may be tempting to rent a cofferdam for a project, you may want to consider for what length of time it will be in use. An inflatable cofferdam rental may be a more economical solution for a few days, weeks, or even months on site. However, if your area is prone to flooding or your project may last for quite a long time, it may be worth considering an outright purchase rather than renting.
- What Is Your Budget? Depending on your construction budget, you can rent an inflatable cofferdam to save money in the long run. An inflatable cofferdam protects from water intrusion, ensuring your supplies, foundation, and crew stay safe and dry. When considering inflatable cofferdam rental, consider what you save by renting and whether the benefits outweigh the costs of purchasing.
The Process of Inflatable Cofferdam Rental
The first step of the cofferdam rental process is to receive a consultation on what sizes you may need and how long the cofferdam will be in use. Dam-It-Dams inflatable cofferdam consultants are available to help you plan your next project. Some information to come armed with is the size of the area to be dammed, how much water and its potential depth, and a brief description of the work being performed or flooding areas being protected.
Receive an Inflatable Cofferdam Rental Quote Today!
After receiving your consultation and inflatable cofferdam quote, should you choose a rental option, the cofferdam will be shipped to you and will require a crew of at least three personnel to set up for smaller projects. Cofferdams work by filling the geotextile bladders with water, likely the water you are trying to stop, and are incredibly heavy. Make sure you clear the area the cofferdam will be sitting upon of large rocks and other debris that may hinder the cofferdam from creating a tight seal. To learn more about cofferdam installation, the process of setup and takedown, and the crew size needed, contact our team today by phone at 810-695-1695.