Flood Barriers & Erosion Control for Many Industries

TrapBag Serves a Variety of Industries

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TrapBag barriers can be utilized by all kinds of industries. They are the ideal solution for many public sectors when it comes to flood protection, erosion control, water containment, and more. TrapBags save organizations money by preventing damages, creating a safer and more economically stable environment for communities to enjoy for years to come.

Types of Infrastructure

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Public Works and Government

Government agencies are responsible for many forms of public infrastructure and services that keep their communities safe, supported, and thriving. Durable protection from the elements is critical in helping public works officials to maintain parks, beaches, roads, and public service centers. TrapBags are a long-lasting, easily deployable flood control and erosion reduction solution, ensuring environments stay intact and maintain their value, no matter what weather conditions occur. 

In addition to protecting physical structures provided by municipalities, TrapBags can aid government officials in their efforts to create and uphold a safe environment—in the event of chemical or oil spills, public health workers can utilize TrapBags to contain spills until cleanups are completed.  

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Public infrastructure is necessary for a functioning society. Maintaining infrastructures like highways and roadways, bridges, dams, and public transportation systems is incredibly important in enabling people all over the world to go about their day as usual. 

Natural disasters, like hurricanes, heavy rainfalls that induce flooding, earthquakes, and landslides all place infrastructure at risk of damage, which is incredibly costly and difficult to achieve in a timely manner. TrapBag barriers can help protect critical infrastructure from damage. 

Coastal regions can benefit from TrapBag seawall alternatives, while areas more prone to earthquakes or mudslides can use TrapBags as diversion or gravity walls, reducing the amount of debris that smashes into infrastructure. 

Construction

Flooding can both lead to harmful erosion as well as the derailment of the strict timeline of a construction project. That means, to the dismay of investors and the crew, that more money and time must be allocated to the job. Prevent your site from being damaged and setback with protection from TrapBags.

Some construction projects involve working in or around water—piers, docks, bridges, etc. TrapBag dams and cofferdams can easily and dependably retain and divert water during excavations and building thanks to their leak-proof structure.

Civil Engineering

The sturdy structures around our cities and municipalities are all a result of the expertise of civil engineers. TrapBags can aid civil engineers in their construction, development, and protection efforts, especially as climate change continues to lead to unexpected and unprecedented shifts in weather patterns. 

Civil engineers have to be ready for anything, and the durability and ease of installation TrapBag barriers offer can help to simplify the complex issues engineers will continue to face.

Emergency Management

Affordable and dependable forms of emergency management are growing increasingly important—in 2021, the U.S. spent $145 billion on natural disaster-related damages, making it the third most expensive year ever. 

When a hurricane, tropical storm, landslide, tornado, or other unexpected natural event occurs, TrapBags are the ideal protective solution for all kinds of environments, including private and public property, farmland, infrastructure, and more. 

Coastal Engineers

Like civil engineers, coastal engineers uphold the surrounding environment through protective measurements. Climate change has contributed to warming and rising sea levels, which breed more intense and regular storms. This means more rainfall and intense floods. TrapBags can be arranged as a seawall alternative, providing a sturdy barrier between the sea and coastal communities, while protecting coastlines from erosion.

TrapBags Are the Ideal Solution

TrapBag is the industry leader in effective flood protection and erosion control methods.

TrapBags can create many configurations, making them the most ideal option for all kinds of industries.

TrapBag Solutions

TrapBags can create many configurations, making them the most ideal option for all kinds of industries.

  • Flood barriers: Whether you are preparing for hurricanes, storm surges, or accounting for rising sea levels, TrapBag barriers offer long-lasting protection from the damaging effects of floods.
  • Erosion control: Erosion can be aesthetically and environmentally damaging to communities. Because of their unique design and ability to be laid on sloping land, TrapBags are great when used as MSE or gravity walls, seawall alternatives, and as sand dune stabilization. 
  • Seawalls: TrapBags are an affordable and easily deployable alternative to expensive, difficult-to-place steel or boulder seawalls.
  • Infrastructure support: TrapBags can provide reliable stability to bridges, dams, highways, and other forms of infrastructure during floods and storms, mitigating extensive damage, expensive repairs, and loss of employment. 
  • Cofferdams: Need a dry workspace at your construction site? TrapBags make ideal cofferdams, as they are easy to place and remove. 
  • Dune stabilization: To prevent flooding or strong winds from eroding land, which can weaken natural flood protection as well as add debris to landslides, TrapBags can be placed in the core of dunes and around the exterior for added stability.
  • Debris diversion walls: Diversion walls made of TrapBags are durable enough to change the course of flowing land and rocks, protecting nearby structures. 
  • Dams: Sturdy dams are integral to preventing flooding. TrapBags block and redirect water, saving lives as well as saving communities from costly, difficult-to-fund repairs.
  • Levees: TrapBag levees are water barriers that prevent floodwaters from infiltrating elevated surfaces, like roadways and agricultural plots. 
  • Stormwater containment: Post-rainstorm, water can pick up contaminants from a variety of sources, oftentimes construction sites or waste yards. If this runoff cannot be absorbed in the ground, it can enter waterways, and be harmful to the consumers and the environment. TrapBags can prevent this from occurring by holding the contaminated stormwater in a basin permanently, or until it can be properly disposed of.
  • Spill control: Whether due to human error or a natural disaster, chemicals like oil can be spilled. This can have an immense negative impact on the surrounding environment if not dealt with quickly and effectively. The leakproof structure of TrapBag makes them an exceptional solution for time-sensitive chemical spills, thoroughly trapping the chemicals while a further plan of action is discussed.

Beneficial Properties of TrapBag Barriers

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TrapBags were engineered to be the superior option for all flood control and erosion control needs. You can rely on TrapBags for all of your protective purposes, as they are: 

  • Versatile: TrapBag barriers are versatile both in the material types they can be filled with (sand, washed gravel, and concrete), as well as when it comes to the array of structures they can create and/or support. 
  • Durable and dependable: The exterior material of TrapBags is made of high-strength geotextiles that stand up incredibly to all kinds of debris. Their engineered accordion design is inherently watertight—even if one individual cell is compromised, the water has nowhere to get through.
  • Quick and simple to deploy: Dangerous flooding events, landslides, and chemical spills often occur with little to no notice—TrapBags were designed to be simple and fast to put in position. TrapBags feature an interconnected design that allows them to be laid in a fast fashion—unlike more cumbersome methods of flood barriers or erosion control methods. No heavy machinery is necessary here.
  • Affordable: Repairing infrastructure is much more expensive than providing preventive protection to mitigate damage. TrapBag barriers offer affordable protection. They can hold 40% more fill than standard sandbags. For comparison, one 100 foot section of 4ft high TrapBag replaces approximately 8,000 sandbags—that is a lot of savings!

Plan Your Project with TrapBag Barriers

No matter what industry you’re in, TrapBag barriers can provide a variety of protective solutions to protect environments and structures, saving your company money. Send us a message today to learn more about receiving TrapBag barriers.