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 flooding that comes with extreme weather events, a number you do not wish to join.
If your home is in an area that could be the victim of flooding should nature choose to unleash her elements upon you in the most brutal way possible, it will pay you to be prepared. One of the best ways to prepare is to have inflatable cofferdams on standby for home flood protection.
Using Inflatable Cofferdams for Home Flood Protection is Much Better Than Using Sandbags
For decades, sandbags have been the go-to solution for home flood protection. For adequate home flood protection, though, sandbags are very ineffective. If flooding is predicted, dozens, if not hundreds, of sandbags must be filled with sand and then placed into position, one by one. Not only is this very time-consuming, but the amount of manual labor involved must be reckoned with too. Will the sandbags be ready by the time the flood waters hit?
Sandbag walls are not the best protection against flooding anyhow. There will always be gaps between each sandbag, and water is especially good at finding these gaps. The sandbag wall will weaken as a result, and there is always the danger of collapse. Once one section of a sandbag wall has collapsed, the entire wall becomes completely useless.
One final negative with sandbags – once the flood waters have receded or the flood warnings are no longer in place, getting rid of the sandbags is no easy task. If flood waters have touched them, they have become contaminated and need to be disposed of in line with legal and environmental guidelines. Removing and disposing of them becomes as backbreaking a task as filling and transporting them, and then, of course, you need to bring in a fresh stock of sandbags to replace the ones that have become contaminated.
Inflatable Cofferdams for Home Flood Protection – the Wisest Choice Available
Now, compare all this to inflatable cofferdams. Installing a cofferdam should flood warnings be issued is quick and easy. You can install a cofferdam with the minimum labor – only two people for smaller cofferdams. You will need a couple of pumps and a water source –connect the pumps up to the cofferdam and watch it inflate until it forms a sturdy, impenetrable barrier.
No need to ‘dispose of’ your inflatable cofferdam when its use is no longer called for. All you need to do is deflate it, clean it, roll it up, and then place it into storage. One added real benefit of using inflatable cofferdams for flood protection is that with care, an inflatable cofferdam can be used repeatedly, making it a much more environmentally friendly solution for flood protection than the alternative of sandbags.
For Information About Using Cofferdams for Home Flood Protection, call Dam-It-Dams
If you are considering using inflatable cofferdams for home flood protection, then the pros you should be working with is the team at Dam-It-Dams. We can help install inflatable cofferdams for home flood protection or any other application. We are always available for advice on any matters related to inflatable cofferdams. For the best advice, call us at 810-695-1695, or contact us through our online contact form for a free cofferdam quote.