WIPP – The Ultimate Flood Protection



With today’s advancements in technology, we’ve been able to more accurately predict where disasters are going to occur in nature. This is important because we can gauge whether or not there will be major flood damage, tornados or other types of catastrophe that can cause major damage to both land and property. Hydrological Solutions has created the WIPP system, or, the Water-Inflated Property Protector that prevents businesses and consumers from losing valuable property in floods.

Flood Protection for Residential and Commercial Areas

Natural Disasters are the cause of massive damage to land and property all across the world. Most of these disasters strike without warning while others take days or hours to formulate. One of the most devestating forms of natural disasters is flooding. WIPP is the ultimate flood barrier that can be used for both residential and commercial areas. Using WIPP to guard your home or business by placing it around the premises will help to prevent invasive water from damaging your property. You may have tried using sand bags to prevent invasive water from entering your property. However, you may have already noticed that it can be unusually frustrating when dealing with sand bags especially when there are more than dozens required to get the job done and that you have to manually move them into the right spots. Sand bags are heavy to move and therefore can cause strain, loss of time and lots of labor.

Exclusive Features

WIPP® units are constructed from industrial grade vinyl coated polyester. This fabric is laminated with a base of woven polyester between two layers of flexible polyvinyl chloride. These units can be REPAIRED EASILY in the field in wet or dry conditions, are REUSABLE and provide for compact storage, transportation and ease of handling. To give our customers options, we are able to customize the size tailored to specific needs. Below is a table indicating the sizes in which we manufacture the WIPP.

Inflated
Height
(ft/m)
Maximum Controllable
Water/Sediment Depth
(in/cm)
Inflated Volume
(gal per linear ft/
liters per linear m)
Inflated
Width
(ft/m)
Connection Overlap
Requirements
(ft/m)
1/0.31
9/22.9
14/174
2.25/0.69
2.0/0.61
2/0.61
18/45.7
56/695
4.50/1.37
3.0/0.92
3/0.92
27/69.58
131/1627
7.00/2.14
4.5/1.37
4/1.22
36/91.40
225/2794
9.00/2.75
6.0/1.83
5/1.53
45/114.30
352/4371
11.25/3.43
7.5/2.29
6/1.83
54/137.20
506/6284
13.50/4.12
9.0/2.74
7/2.14
63/160.00
688/8544
15.75/4.81
10.5/3.20
8/2.44
72/183.00
901/11189
18.00/5.50
12.0/3.66


If you need help installing WIPP, please refer to the Installation section for more details. Protecting your property is important. Why go through the hassle of having to rebuild when you can save using WIPP? Please give us a call at 936.372.1222 or toll free at 800.245.0199 to get started.