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Get Ahead of the 2021 Hurricane Season Now

Get Ahead of the 2021 Hurricane Season Now

The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June through November each year, is shaping up to be another active one, which is why you must be prepared for any floods that may occur.

Flooding causes expensive property damage in all parts of the world. While newer construction is less likely to become flooded because of new building protocols, older construction is much more vulnerable, which could set you back a significant amount of money depending on the severity of the damage. Throughout the world, there has been renewed interest in finding practical, cost-effective solutions to reduce flooding and damage from tidal surges, overflowing streams, and rivers, caused by hurricanes.

Several options include redistricting water with floodwall barriers or beams, using watertight floor and wall systems to modify existing structures, and limiting construction along flood-prone areas.

One of the best lines of defense to protect against severe flood damage is the use of flood sandbags. The bags construct barriers and redistrict water to prevent large amounts of excess water from entering a building. When the sandbags are properly filled and stacked, they can prevent storm erosion by leaving weakened soil behind that can compound existing damage. Debris can cause floodwaters to rise higher than expected by preventing water from flowing. Burlap bags can reduce flood levels significantly by preventing debris from blocking drainage systems. When used to seal sewer lines, flood sandbags can prevent backflow from entering a structure.

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Floodplains are beautiful places people can visit to study and enjoy nature, which is why we must work with it and respect it rather than mistreat it. The plains should never be altered because they naturally control flooding and erosion by storing and diverting water to lessen water flow. They also filter nutrients and debris from runoff to maintain a balance that supports our wildlife. It’s imperative that we use any available eco-friendly resources to prepare for coastal storms, hurricanes, and tropical storms that can lead to flooding. Our manmade settings will suffer if we do not use the natural resources we have to our advantage.

You can temporarily redistrict the land’s natural flow of water around the property so it will return to its natural course, or work with the water so it can pass through an unoccupied elevated structure or living space. Burlap sandbags are constructed from biodegradable plant fibers. They can be used multiple times and are often filled with clean soil or sand. The materials are flexible and can endure any changes in water pressure, unlike walls of wood or stone which can fail if they become overloaded. The bags can be filled either onsite or when needed, because they take up very little space.

Long before a major natural disaster occurs, you need to have a plan in place to prevent flooding from occurring. This is why you should always have plenty of sandbags nearby for such an emergency. They will help you save thousands of dollars in damage alone by shielding your home against mold and flood hazards, which will give you peace of mind.

For more information about our burlap bags, contact us today.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our flood sandbags.