- Flood Protection
- Chemical or Oil Spills
- Temporary Cofferdam
- Levee Raising
- Property Protection
- Riverbank Stabilization
- Gravity (MSE) Walls
- Mudslide Redirection
- Infrastructure Protection
- Water Reservoirs
- Dune Stabilization
- Beach Erosion
Floods can be caused by many different factors: heavy rainfall, highly accelerated snowmelt, severe winds over water, unusually high tides, tsunamis, failures of dams, levees, dikes, retention basins or other structures that retain water. Complete cities, city areas or private property owners can install TrapBag Barriers for creating temporary or semi-permanent protection against these type of flood events.
Chemical or Oil Spill Control & Reservoirs
During chemical or oil spill situations a TrapBag® barrier reservoir can be set up quickly to provide additional time in stopping the spill or help in extending the logistic time schedule to remove the spill from the contaminated areas.
A cofferdam is a temporary dike built across a body of water and constructed to allow the water to be pumped out of the enclosed area, creating a dry working environment. A TrapBag® barrier cofferdam can be installed at a fraction of the cost and time of conventional solutions like a steel sheet pile wall. Up to certain water levels, the TrapBag® barrier can even be installed in the water.
Mudslides are a serious problem for people living in areas with large hills and mountains and have caused billions of dollars in damages and taken thousands of lives across the world. A mudslide, or debris flow, is a type of fast moving landslide that usually starts on a steep hillside as a shallow landslide that liquefies and accelerates to speeds that are typically around 10 miles per hour, but can exceed 35 miles per hour. A well positioned TrapBag® barrier system will redirect these mountain floods and mudslides to avoid unnecessary damage to property and residents that would otherwise be in danger.
Levee (Dike) Raising
Levees are built to safely keep water away from farmland, industrial areas, and cities. When water levels outside the dikes are expected to rise above the dike’s safety levels, a TrapBag® barrier system can create a quick solution to protect the area. Such as the temporary leeve we built in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
All over the world sand dunes are under heavy attack from higher sea levels and more severe weather conditions as a result of the continuous process of global warming. By installing a TrapBag® barrier system inside the dune core, the erosion of the dune can be slowed down drastically or even brought to a halt.
Beach Erosion Reduction
Worldwide our beautiful beaches are under heavy attack from higher sea levels and more severe weather conditions as a result of the continuous process of global warming. By installing a TrapBag® barrier system inside the beach, the erosion of the beach will be slowed down drastically to reduce the frequency, volume and cost for sand renourishment.
Those who live or have businesses near rivers, lakes, riverbanks and coastlines are under the ever-present danger of flooding from snow melt, storms and hurricanes. The TrapBag® containment systems have become the protection and prevention barrier of choice for governments, businesses, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others who need a cost-effective, proven system that is rapidly deployable to protect their location against flooding
A major key to protecting your river property is to maintain, stabilize, and repair your riverbank. This river edge is the bulwark that stands in the soil and prevents your property from washing away. It is an essential part of the whole river ecosystem. The TrapBag® barrier system can be applied to stabilize the riverbank for temporary, semi-permanent or even permanent purposes when filled with concrete.
Gravity Walls & MSE Walls
Downhill movements of soil, rocks, mud, and other debris can either go slow or fast; it is an ongoing process due to heavy rain, snowfall and high temperature fluctuations in the mountains. Poor construction and maintenance on roads are contributing factors in damage to property and loss of life when falling debris lands on vehicles. TrapBag® barrier bags can be stacked to help reduce or even stop falling debris from causing destruction on roads; all for a relatively low cost and short installation period.
A reservoir made from single or stacked TrapBag® barriers can be installed quickly for emergency, semi-permanent, or permanent needs. These reservoirs are suitable for water storage for agricultural use or to create temporarily water reservoirs for fire fighting in bush fire sensitive areas.
There is an ongoing international effort to secure critical infrastructure locations from all flooding hazards by managing risk and enhancing resilience through collaboration and planning with worldwide operating professional companies. TrapBag barriers are already playing an important role to realize fast solutions with limited installation times at much lower cost than competitors.