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 flood protection against these type of flood events.
TrapBag® is a series of pentagon-shaped bags that are sloped on one side, vertical on the opposite side and open at the top for filling. Each of the cells are connected side by side like an accordion, each cell has a common wall with the next cell, and are collapsed during storage and deployment. The cells are made of high-strength textile. Each of the cells are self-contained yet rely on the next cell for added strength. If one of the cells is compromised, it will not affect the rest of the barrier, which will remain standing strong.
Trapbag® uses 40% less fill material than a stacked sandbag wall, but more importantly one 100 foot section of 4 foot high TrapBag® replaces approximately 8,000 sandbags making TrapBag® barrier bags an excellent alternative to small and large sandbags.
Check out the time we appeared on The Weather Channel when Fargo, North Dakota used our Trapbag® to prepare for flooding from the Red River due to melting snow.