Stormwater Management

Stormwater management solutions are an essential part of any municipal or commercial project. Building and maintaining reliable stormwater infrastructure and creating a workable strategy today will prevent significant issues in the future.

You will need plenty of effective tools and strategies for success, which is where TrapBag can help.

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.

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Who Uses TrapBag for Stormwater Management?

The versatility of TrapBags has allowed them to be used in a wide range of stormwater management solutions. They are popular with state, county, and municipal governments in creating flood barriers to protect homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Commercial businesses also deploy TrapBags to protect their property, especially ones that may be particularly vulnerable to floodwaters, such as construction sites.

TrapBags were used to protect a sewage plant from floodwaters in Grand Rapids, Mich., create a seawall after Hurricane Sandy hit Rockaway Beach in New York, and stop floodwaters from overwhelming homes along Swift Current Creek in Saskatchewan.

Industrial Applications

TrapBags are popular tools for protecting industrial sites from stormwater runoff. They are used at construction sites, paper mills, and mines to contain stormwater runoff that may have collected harmful chemicals before it can enter the water supply. Outside of stormwater management solutions, TrapBags can also be used to contain chemical spills and create water barriers around worksites.

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Construction Sites

We know that construction sites can be difficult to protect from the high wind and rain of a thunderstorm, that’s why TrapBags are made to create reliable barriers to protect those sites. They can form a ring around your project to prevent stormwater runoff from falling into dug-out areas and interfering with work on the utilities and foundation.

TrapBags can also be used to protect construction on bridges, dams, and other projects that take place in the water.

Ohio River at Columbus, Ohio

Municipal Stormwater Detention

TrapBags can be deployed to stop and redirect the flow of stormwater during major flooding situations. They can bolster the walls of detention basins and reinforce existing stormwater management solutions. 

Municipalities have used TrapBags to protect infrastructure, stop rivers from overflowing, and prevent stormwater from causing major erosion damage. TrapBags can also be used to quickly create a temporary or permanent containment pool or large detention basin to contain stormwater runoff.

Additional Uses for TrapBag

  • Levees: Temporary TrapBag levees can be placed along shorelines to prevent flooding from rain, runoff, or melting snow. You can build a levee out of TrapBags or stack them on top of an existing level to give it additional height. TrapBag levees are more durable and effective than those made of natural materials like soil, clay, or rock.
  • Dams: TrapBag barriers are often used to create temporary dams at construction sites for bridges and other infrastructure projects.
  • Mudslide containment: In hilly or mountainous regions, mudslides can be a dangerous hazard for people and property. A well-positioned TrapBag barrier can stop the flow of mudslides and redirect them away from people and property to mitigate the danger they pose.

Order TrapBag Barriers Today

Looking to add TrapBag flood barriers to your stormwater management plan? Talk to our staff to learn more about how the strength and versatility of TrapBag’s design will help you stop stormwater flooding.

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