Why Use TrapBag® for Stormwater Management?
Lake sandbags, TrapBags are a fast and affordable way to build flood prevention barriers. Unlike sandbags, they are structurally engineered to be highly efficient, easy to deploy, and create a strong, continuous barrier against flooding.
TrapBags are made from recyclable geotextile fabric. They are created in a pentagon shape that allows a wall of TrapBags to create an accordion-like structure in which each cell reinforces the next. Even if one TrapBag were to be compromised, the rest of the barrier would continue to hold up.
Temporary TrapBags can be filled with sand, washed gravel, and other materials that are less than two inches across. Their efficient design allows them to use 40% less fill material than sandbags, and far fewer TrapBags are needed to protect the same area against floodwaters. A single 100-foot section of four-foot-tall TrapBags can replace approximately 8,000 sandbags. They also have a lifespan of at least five years and have survived mudslides, hurricanes, storm surges, and plenty of other cases of extreme weather.