2018 arrived in much of the Northern United States with record-breaking snowfall and precipitation. Beyond the obvious hazards of icy and impassable roads, freezing temperatures and dangerous snowdrifts, a secondary crisis could occur as warmer weather approaches and snow begins to melt.
The Secondary Crisis
As such a massive amount of snow melts, the behavior of the water it produces can become erratic. Gurgling creeks can become rushing rivers, destroying vegetation and structures along the way, resulting in devastating damage and irreparable erosion. To protect the stability of the region, and protection of property, both private residents, and cities alike should consider utilizing cofferdams.
1. Avoid Flood Damage.
To protect your home or business from melting snowfall flooding, an inflatable cofferdam is an economical choice. In addition to possible structural and sentimental losses, allowing generators and electrical systems to flood can be dangerous and costly as well. Remember that it’s much cheaper to invest in preventative measures, such as cofferdams, than it is to rebuild your home or business!
2. Protect the Environment.
Cofferdams are temporary and do not result in permanent aesthetic or structural damage. This is great not only for the value of your property but for the well being of the environment around you. Easy to set up and remove, systems like the residential WIPP system (Water Inflated Property Protector) provide a simple solution to protect what’s yours.
3. Make Repairs.
As a measure to quickly repair property or equipment that may be under floodwaters, a cofferdam can prevent water from returning to the repair site once it’s been pumped out. Acting as a temporary barrier, it allows workers safe and easy access to the job site and ample time for the area to recover before removal.
Come Prepared in 2018
The weather is unpredictable with far-reaching effects that can linger for a long time. It’s more important than ever to utilize the tools available to you in the event of a natural disaster. Looking ahead, the value and importance of inflatable cofferdams and related products in construction will only increase.
Contact Us to learn more about inflatable cofferdams and other dewatering and flood protection solutions.
Waterparks have long been a favorite place for families to relax, unwind, and have fun. The blue water, many slides, and laughter give them a playful, low-key atmosphere that effectively masks their many upkeep and maintenance challenges. You are most likely all too familiar with the difficulties of underwater construction and repairs and the necessity of dewatering. The method you choose to remove and store water in the pool areas can have a significant impact on the time and ease with which you complete the project. Many contractors rely on the Aqua-Barrier® inflatable cofferdam to expedite the construction process while maintaining a fun and safe environment for waterpark guests.
Traditional Methods used to Dewater Pool Areas
- Sandbags have long been the go-to dewatering method. While this option will work, the challenges it presents can cost you more time and money. You will need to either prefill the bags and transport them to the site, or fill them with sand onsite. The bags will also have to be manually placed at the site. After all of this, water can still escape through cracks.
- Cofferdam with Retention Pool. A traditional cofferdam can also be used with all of the displaced water stored in a retention pool. This method requires time to set up the cofferdam, create the pool, and to move the water. It will necessitate additional funds for tools and supplies.
Waterpark Construction: Using a Water-filled Cofferdam
The Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam’s water-filled design makes it the perfect solution for waterpark pool area construction projects. Take a look at how it could save you both time and money:
- Installation is Fast and Simple
The cofferdam is filled with the very water you need to move so it goes up quickly. The time and effort required to drain water is significantly reduced and there’s no need to move fill material.
- Molds to Area with Airtight Seal
Since the Aqua Barrier® is filled with water, it molds to the environment forming an airtight seal. The shape of the pool area and waterpark features that may normally get in the way will not interfere with the Aqua-Barrier® system. This makes it versatile and easy to use in pool areas.
- No Need to Drain Entire Pool
Aqua-Barrier®, when strategically placed, can be used to section off the portion of the pool you need to work on while leaving the rest available for revenue-generating use. If additional room is needed for water to be stored, use Aqua-Barrier® in conjunction with Insta-Tank® to store water and maximize pool water conservation.
As you can see, the Aqua-Barrier® water inflated cofferdam system has multiple benefits. This is why it has been used in various applications worldwide including Schlitterbahn in Galveston, Texas and Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Dewater Your Pool Areas with Aqua-Barrier®
Simplify your waterpark construction projects by dewatering pool areas with Aqua-Barrier® inflatable cofferdams. Save time, save money, and improve the bottom line for you and your clients. Contact Us for more information on how a water filled cofferdam can help speed up your waterpark construction or repair projects.
While a dry worksite is essential for many construction and repair projects, there are many cases where it is not feasible to completely cut off the water flow. In applications that require the water flow of a river or creek to be completely cut off, it may become necessary to maintain water flow using diversion pipes or bypass pumps.
Diversion in Telluride, CO
Diversion in Ontario Canada
The Aqua-Barrier® inflatable cofferdam (with or without diversion) is an efficient dewatering solution for various industries. For more information contact your Hydrological Solutions, Inc. representative.
Whether you are laying pipes in a river or lake bed, performing maintenance on an underwater structure, or building a bridge, dewatering the worksite is a must. Cofferdams are widely used for this purpose and come in many shapes and forms. Water filled cofferdams have become a popular choice in many industries due to the many benefits associated with this type of solution.
Why Choose a Water Filled Cofferdam?
If you have never used a water filled cofferdam before for your projects, you may be wondering how it is different and how it compares to using sandbags or other types of cofferdams.
Here are 5 Key Benefits of using a Water Filled Cofferdam for your Next Project:
ONE: Water filled cofferdams are easy to fill and quick to install.
This type of cofferdam solution goes up very quickly and easily because the water does all the work.
TWO: Fill material is available in abundance on site
Water is readily available on site so you never have to worry about carrying enough fill material with you to set it up.
THREE: Molds perfectly to physical environment
Water is pliable and flexible. When you fill the cofferdam, it forms to the river bed, lake bed, or other environment with no resistance.
FOUR: Forms airtight seal to prevent water escape
With sandbags and other materials, you run the risk of water escaping through the cracks. With a water-filled cofferdam, this risk is eliminated due to the nature of the seal that is formed when it is installed.
FIVE: Eco-friendly, no environmental footprint
Water filled cofferdams are reusable and have no environmental impact. Not only does this reduce product waste, but also saves money as they do not have to be replaced often.
At Hydrological Solutions, we are experts on water filled cofferdams. Our Aqua-Barriers® are built to help provide our customers the peace of mind they deserve when working in sensitive conditions. For more information about Aqua-Barriers® Cofferdam, please visit our FAQ. If you’re interested in our effective inflatable cofferdam solution, give us a call at 936-372-1222 or toll free at 800-245-0199. We look forward to hearing from you.
If you work in an industry where you must do construction or repairs under water, an Aqua-Barrier® water-inflated cofferdam can make a world of difference in your projects.
Sandbags may be your current go-to dewatering solution, but once you’ve tried an Aqua-Barrier® water-inflated cofferdam, you will never go back!
Aqua-Barrier® cofferdams are customizable, repairable, and reusable. You can also feel good knowing that your dewatering solution will leave no environmental footprint – unlike sandbags which require Hazmat procedures for disposal.
What’s more, the Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam System is easily portable from one worksite to the other, which can reduce valuable time between jobs and allow you to be more competitive in bidding for your next project.
Our water-inflated cofferdam system has been used in many industries all over the world to keep worksites dry. Here are just a few areas that have benefited from its innovative design:
Boat Ramp Construction
Contractors love this system for installing boat ramps because it comes in many sizes, can be adjusted to meet your specific needs, and can be installed quickly to give them an edge up on competing bidders.
Bridge and Dam Construction
The Aqua-Barrier® has proven to be a time and cost effective solution for bridge and dam construction. A 100-foot barrier is available for large rivers, oceans, and lakes. Or, we can create a customized package specifically for your project.
When concrete in a high-water area begins to crack and need repairs, you need a quick and easy solution for drying out the worksite to get the job done. An Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam is a great solution for canals and culverts. They can be effortlessly installed, allowing you to focus your time and energy on the project at hand.
When water surrounds underground pipelines and utility lines, it can be difficult to complete repairs. Our environmentally friendly cofferdam creates a barrier around the pipes so you can fix, install or repair them.
Shorelines have restoration needs, but it can become troublesome due to its location up against masses of water. Using sandbags become messy and water still seeps through. Using our Aqua-Barrier cofferdams will prevent and maintain seepage so the work site is dry, and you can more effectively restore the shoreline. Because it comes in up to 100 feet in length and 8 feet high, it’s great for large areas needing a dewatering solution.
Water Park and Pool Maintenance
Are you trying to repair and water park slide or community pool? Our eco-friendly Aqua-Barriers® prevent the need to drain the entire pool, expediting the process. You can also repair one side while water is held in the other.
Call us for a Custom Solution
As you can see, our water-inflated cofferdams work well for many different industries and projects. If you don’t see your industry listed here, please contact us for a custom solution!