Flood Control Solutions for Marine Services

What Are Marine Services?

At some point, all watercraft require upkeep to ensure that they are performing and looking their best. Marine services include the construction, maintenance, repair, and storage of boats and other watercraft. The most common types of repairs involve engine maintenance, fixing dents and scratches, patching holes, and fixing leaks. These services can take place directly in the water or at drydocks, with the help of facilities near marinas and boatyards.

Versatile Flood Barriers for Many Needs

Marine service workers can make their job easier with the help of TrapBags. TrapBags are versatile water barriers that can be used to assist with services in and along the water, keep service buildings safe from erosion, and prevent damage from flooding. TrapBag barriers are a reliable and affordable solution to many marine service needs such as construction, repairs, and maintenance checks.

TrapBags for Boat Repair

Boat repairs often take place directly in the water, especially when there are issues with the motor or propeller. A drydock is an area designed for ship construction and repairs and is flooded so the watercraft can float in, then drained to allow the watercraft to rest on a dry platform where work can begin. To make the job easier, TrapBags can be arranged like a cofferdam, allowing for more control over how much water is surrounding the watercraft during the repair. 

A cofferdam is a structure that is built directly in the water to create an enclosed area where water can be pumped out or back in. TrapBag cofferdams are cellular and connected like an accordion for leakproof stability. With no ground installation required, TrapBag cofferdams come with a quick and efficient installation and de-installation process. 

TrapBags for Marine Construction

Being able to control the water levels during marina and other coastal construction is essential. TrapBags offer a variety of solutions and can be used as a temporary dam to ensure dry ground to work on, or a cofferdam to create an enclosed space to control water levels needed during construction at sea. 

Using TrapBag barriers to help with marine construction can result in time and money saved, since they do not require ground infiltration. Using traditional, steel flood barriers to dry out a construction site can put a project behind schedule and over budget. Instead, TrapBags can be deployed and filled quickly and can be easily removed once construction is complete. 

TrapBags as Shoreline Protection

In the U.S., coastal erosion causes about $500 million worth of damage to properties each year. Marine service facilities are located near or on the water, leaving them susceptible to damage due to high tides, forceful waves, and beach erosion. Traditional seawalls can be expensive and can actually worsen erosion in other parts of the coast. With TrapBags, you can protect marine service facilities from damage without the risk of accelerated erosion. 

TrapBags can be placed along the shoreline to protect marine service buildings from potential damage from the tides and beach erosion. This cost-effective solution can protect property values, keeping the business running longer. 

TrapBags as Flood Control

Flooding from heavy rainfall, snowmelt, rising sea levels, and storms is a real concern for owners of marinas, shipyards, and other coastal buildings. TrapBags can be used in a variety of ways to prevent flooding. They can be placed along docks to act as a barrier, or used as a levee near marinas to redirect excess water. 

TrapBags can also be used during unexpected natural disasters when a quick solution is needed. Since they are easy to deploy, TrapBags can be used during flooding conditions to prevent further damage and save lives and property.

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Benefits of TrapBag Barriers

Whether a barrier is needed for boat repairs, erosion prevention, or construction, there are many benefits to using TrapBags for marine services, including: 

  • Efficient: TrapBags require 40% less filling than traditional sandbags, and one 100-foot section of TrapBags is equivalent to almost 8,000 sandbags, making them a much more efficient solution. 
  • Easy to install: Traditional flood barriers require installation into the ground using heavy machinery. TrapBags are easy to install with no ground infiltration necessary, so no heavy machinery is needed.
  • Reliable: TrapBag barriers utilize an accordion formation that leaves no room for leaks, unlike bulk bags which leave space for water to flow through. Each cell within the barrier is self-contained, so if one cell becomes compromised, the rest will not. With high-strength textiles, you can trust TrapBag barriers to keep your construction zone safe and dry.
  • Reusable: TrapBags can be used as temporary flood barriers and are easy to take down and use again later, with a lifespan of five years or longer.
  • Quick to deploy: There is no time to waste when disasters strike. TrapBags can be deployed quickly, making them a preferred solution during emergency situations such as hurricanes and flash floods. 
  • Cost-effective: Traditional flood control methods can be expensive. TrapBags can be filled with sand or gravel, making them much more cost-effective than solid flood barriers like seawalls that require rock or steel. 
  • Versatile: TrapBag barriers offer more versatility than traditional flood barriers. When filled with sand or gravel, they can be used as a temporary solution, or concrete can be used for permanent protection.
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Make Your Marine Services More Simple

Marine services are essential for the construction, repair, and maintenance of boats and other watercraft and coastal facilities. Simplify your marine services with the help of TrapBags for all of your flood barrier needs. Whether it’s for shoreline construction or boat repair in the water, TrapBag barriers can save you time and money. Order your TrapBag solution today.