Control Barriers for Infrastructure Protection

What Is Infrastructure Protection?

TrapBag flood prevention barriers for Fargo flood

Infrastructure protection is the process of shielding the vital foundation and assets of a community from disastrous weather-related events, including flooding, mudslides, hurricanes, and storm surges. 

Infrastructure protection is crucial, as it is fundamental to a prosperous, fully operating society. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and the extensive work of many people in specialized roles go into the planning, construction, and maintenance of public infrastructure. Preserving these essential frameworks and their functions is of utmost importance for the surrounding community. 

Types of Infrastructure

Bridge going over water

The different types of infrastructure that require protection include:

  • Highways and roads: If you left your home today to run an errand, you benefited from your surrounding public infrastructure. While you may have utilized a sidewalk (another form of infrastructure), you most likely found yourself on the road to get to work, school, the grocery store, or an important appointment. Well-kept highways and roads are extremely necessary for timely transportation. 
  • Bridges: Preventing bridge collapse is integral to maintaining transportation reliability. Whether it is a highway overpass or water-crossing platform, if a bridge is not properly standing or is experiencing flooding, it can cause huge travel delays.
  • Dams: When a weather catastrophe occurs, dams can be affected and lead to costly, dangerous issues. Dam stability and protection is incredibly necessary. 
  • Mass transit (subways, ports, waterways, airways, etc): Many commuters in large metro areas rely on mass transit. Flooding can negatively impact heavily-trafficked routes and put life on hold while water removal and repairs are underway.
  • Water supply: Water is used for so many reasons in the course of one day: bathing, cooking, cleaning, drinking. Maintaining a clean supply of water is vital to upholding a sanitary, thriving society. 

Waste management: Designated waste deposit areas need to remain intact for health, safety, and environmental reasons.

TrapBag Control Barriers for Infrastructure Protection

Expansive levee built with TrapBag control barrier bags

TrapBag® barrier bags are a cost-effective, rapid deploy form of life and property protection to be used in the event of flooding and/or erosion. With the ability to be filled with concrete, sand, or washed gravel, this long-lasting technology was developed by engineers to withstand the impacts of natural disasters while limiting and preventing expensive, time-consuming damage. 

TrapBag barriers are a universal control solution. They can be used for a variety of different contractor projects, including general erosion control, mining retaining walls, cofferdams, levees, riverbank and dune stabilization, seawalls, and more

When it comes to property protection, TrapBag barriers are a superior choice. They are low-cost, quick and easy to set up, versatile, and very durable. TrapBag barriers are great for both rapid-deployment and permanent solutions for water containment or erosion control needs.

Mass Transit and Transportation Infrastructure Protection with TrapBags:

TrapBag rapid response flood barriers

Maintaining a stable riverbank is critical to anyone with property near a flowing river. Erosion leads to less shoreline, which can be detrimental depending on building or house placement. TrapBag barriers are a great way to slow down natural or flood-induced erosion to ensure maximum property value and usage.

TrapBag cofferdam in residential area

Self-installed seawalls can actually do more harm than good, depending on what they are made of. TrapBag barriers are filled with concrete, making them incredibly durable. Another added benefit when it comes to providing a solid seawall is that, while TrapBags do provide extra strength to one another, they are also self contained and will not be impacted if an immediate bag is compromised.

Constructing spill control barrier

Road-protecting control barriers/retaining walls

Flood water is often extremely detrimental to travel. A proper barrier can be incredible when it comes to maintaining day-to-day life in the midst of an unexpected storm or flood event.

Protection from Natural Disasters with TrapBags

Whether you are hit with record rainfall, experience abnormal snowmelt, or find yourself facing a tsunami, flooding causes severe damage every year to both commercial and residential properties.

TrapBag barrier systems can be arranged in a few different configurations, including dikes, dams, levees, and control barriers in case of a variety of natural disasters. 

Whether you are hit with record rainfall, experience abnormal snowmelt, or find yourself facing a tsunami, flooding causes severe damage every year to both commercial and residential properties. TrapBag barriers offer both temporary and semi-permanent flood protection that has 40% less fill than traditional sandbags, saving you time and labor setup costs. 

Hurricanes can be devastating. Limiting potential damage is possible with TrapBag protection, as they block and redirect incoming waves. These can be situated around homes, commercial buildings, or near water to boost protection. 

Mudslides and landslides are unpredictable and chaotic weather events that lead to financial losses and daily disruption. They may be triggered by severe weather, especially high levels of rain or floods.

TrapBag barriers should be placed prior to the flooding, so if you find yourself in an area with a heighted chance of flooding, contact us anytime of day or night to inquire about the process.

Waste Management Control Measures with TrapBag

Chemical and oil spills are stressful situations that require immediate attention and action. TrapBag barriers are quick to install, saving cleanup time and hefty costs.

When stormwater becomes contaminated, it is not able to be reintegrated to nearby water sources. The Clean Water Act, passed in 1987, insists state and federally regulated stormwater management is in place. TrapBag barriers are a safe and effective way to enclose unsafe water and meet these guidelines. 

TrapBag flood control barriers

Create Your Infrastructure Protection Plan with TrapBag

TrapBag barrier systems are a dependable, cost-effective, timely solution for your infrastructure protection needs. Contact us today to learn more about what configurations we offer. In need of immediate assistance? We are open 24/7 to provide you with erosion and flood protection.