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A Versatile Summertime Dewatering Solution

A Versatile Summertime Dewatering Solution

A Versatile Summertime Dewatering Solution

Summertime Dewatering with Aqua-Barrier®Although summer is quickly fading into fall, the season’s naturally low water levels have yet to return to normal. Dewatering your worksite when water levels are low may seem like a job for sandbags. But there’s a much better solution. Many contractors rely on water-inflated cofferdams, even for smaller jobs like summertime dewatering.

The Aqua-Barrier® temporary cofferdam may seem like a bigger solution than you need. You have probably seen the Aqua-Barrier® being deployed for much larger projects. The enormity of this water-inflated cofferdam solution may seem overpowering for smaller projects with low water levels. The good news is that this dewatering tool comes in various sizes, making it the best dewatering solution on the market, no matter the project size. The Aqua-Barrier® is a great solution for dewatering construction sites, summertime flood control, and general water containment.

Water Containment with Aqua-Barrier®The Versatility of the Aqua-Barrier® Temporary Cofferdam

The Aqua-Barrier® water-inflated cofferdam was designed with flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and ease of use in mind. Not only is this method reusable and easy to deploy, but the various sizes available make it ideal for any project.

The Aqua-Barriers® you rent will depend on the size and shape of your project. Choose from the following:

Available Heights:

  • 2ft
  • 4ft
  • 6ft
  • 8ft

Available Lengths:

  • 25ft
  • 50ft
  • 75ft
  • 100ft

Custom heights and widths are also available for purchase and barriers can be connected to fit any work area.

Aqua-Barriers®, by design, are a very versatile solution making them ideal for various projects, even where water levels are lower than usual. Whether you need a summertime dewatering method, flood control or water containment, the Aqua-Barrier® has you covered.

Summertime Dewatering

Across the country water levels are lower in the summer months.  Lower water levels do not decrease the importance of controlling the hydraulic environment of your construction site. The choice is yours – avoid a potentially costly delay by trading labor intensive sandbags for easy to install Aqua-Barriers®.  As you know, sandbags can take hours to install.  On the other hand, an Aqua-Barrier® is much easier to deploy. For small jobs Aqua-Barriers® can be can be installed manually.  For larger jobs, Aqua-Barriers® will require some heavy lifting machinery, but a hundred-foot-long six-foot tall wall is approximately 1% the weight of a traditional sandbag wall of the same size.

Summertime Flood Control

Flood Control with Aqua-Barrier®Aqua-Barrier® offers several distinct advantages over sandbags for flood control.  You don’t always have days to prepare for a flood.  A 6×100 foot sandbag wall requires over 617,500 pounds of sandbags, which need over 617 cubic yards of storage. By comparison, a 6×100 foot Aqua-Barrier® wall is only 1,098 pounds before inflation and requires only 16 cubic feet of storage.  Once floodwaters have contaminated sandbags, they need Hazmat procedures for removal, adding a costly and time-intensive element to cleanup.

Water Containment

Even with lower water levels, many construction projects require water containment.  Sandbags are a multipurpose tool not specifically designed for water containment. They are not water tight by design, and that can result in unwanted water in your worksite. On the other hand, the Aqua-Barrier® is specifically designed for water containment, using a sophisticated internal baffle system that locks into place when introduced to uneven water pressure. The Aqua-Barrier® system can be used to contain both moving and standing water.  One of the most popular ways that it is used for summertime water containment is during pool maintenance and repair.

Aqua-Barrier® the Superior Choice

In these dryer months, many contractors make the misguided decision to use sandbags.   Sandbags are less efficient, environmentally unsafe and costly to dispose of.   The benefits of Aqua-Barriers® aren’t only for construction sites with deep water; temporary cofferdams are the most ideal solution for construction site dewatering (and more!) in all seasons.  Contact us to learn more about using the Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam system for summertime dewatering and find out which size is most appropriate for your project.

A Simple Solution for In Water Concrete Repair

A Simple Solution for In Water Concrete Repair

In water concrete repair is a niche area of construction requiring the skills, expertise and knowledge of the best methods to get the job done. With much of our planet enveloped by water, repairing concrete that is submerged in water is more common and in higher demand than most people can fathom. With the demand for in water concrete repair holding steady in the industry, you will want to have a fail-proof method you can rely on for this process. The Aqua-Barrier® temporary cofferdam is a simple dewatering solution that will help you get the job done right, provide a dry worksite for your concrete repair, and save you valuable time and money along the way.

In Water Concrete Repair for Various Projects

Submerged concrete can be difficult to reach, with high water pressure and, at times, unpredictable weather making the job all the more difficult. The Aqua-Barrier® is an effective method for many different scenarios where in water concrete repair is needed. This method is especially effective for culvert or canal repair and installation, as well as concrete shoreline restoration.

Other Common Methods for Repairing Concrete Submerged in Water

Some of the most often-utilized underwater concrete repair methods include flexible paste epoxy, cementing, adhesives, and other types of cofferdam systems. While these methods may temporarily suspend the problem, they are not always permanent solutions. As well, they do not always rid the work area of water, in turn leaving you without the dry land necessary to continue to labor on safely.

A Simple Dewatering Solution for Concrete Repair

With the Aqua-Barrier®, you’ll have:

  • A more cost-effective solution, as the cofferdam can be installed and removed 3-5 times faster than the traditional version.
  • A more environmentally friendly solution, as the area is protected from highly invasive waters.
  • A patented internal baffle system, unique to the Aqua-Barrier® alone, that can withstand large amounts of water pressure on both flat and uneven surfaces.
  • A watertight enclosure that will pump out all of the invasive water, leaving you the dry land necessary to engage in repairs.

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The Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam system, offered by Hydrological Solutions, is a simple, effective and eco-friendly solution for all of your in water concrete repairs. Contractors all over the world use this preferred dewatering method to dry their worksites for various projects. Contact us to learn more about using this system for underwater concrete repairs.

Aqua-Barrier® Temporary Cofferdams – Quick Facts

Temporary Cofferdams for Pump ReplacementHow the Aqua-Barrier® Compares to Other Temporary Cofferdams

Safe and reliable:  The patented internal baffle provides the most stable and safe system on the market

Engineering: Aqua-Barriers are backed by engineering data (Master Spec, Engineer Stamp, Aqua comp Software)

Convenience: Manufacturing – Sales – Service – Repair … all in one place by a TEAM  that has almost 50 years of experience cumulatively

Versatile: restrain water, contain water, divert water, frac and hydra testing, flood protection, erosion control, turbidity — we have done it all !

Unique qualities: No other water inflated dam has a patented internal baffle. It is unique to Aqua-Barrier and Hydrological Solution’s products as are the fittings and accessories

Reusable:  Aqua-Barriers are designed for multiple uses and are infield repairable without replacement components

Labor reduction: The exclusive accessories – lifting loops / fill ports / drain ports / work in combination to reduce man-hours which results in savings during install and removal

World-Wide: Our products are sold world-wide and all are made in the USA

Service: our TEAM responds quickly to serve you with minimal wait time and that service does not end at POS – we are available throughout your project to give you the benefit of our experience and knowledge. 

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Our Aqua-Barrier® temporary cofferdams are best in class and work well for various industries.  Contact us to learn more about how our system can benefit your next dewatering project.

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