Before you can start using your Aqua-Barrier inflatable cofferdam, you should take the time to understand the features and optional accessories that come with it. Most of these features will be used very often in construction or flood prevention efforts.
Your Aqua-Barrier comes pre-equipped with multiple important features necessary for everyday use. For more specialized work, you can choose to purchase a couple of additional accessories to make your job easier. Whichever choice you ultimately go with, it never hurts to review your blueprints and keep track of your Aqua-Barrier’s accessories.
Aqua-Barriers are equipped with 4-inch fill ports located on the top of the Aqua-Barriers close to each end for easy access. Heavy-duty water pumps can fill the cofferdam from the top in just a few hours, allowing you to begin using the cofferdam immediately.
Each Aqua-Barrier is equipped with multiple drain ports for quick removal. Drain ports are located on each side and each end to make emptying the Aqua-Barriers a quick and easy process.
Pipe loops are located on each end to facilitate the installation and removal of the Aqua-Barrier cofferdams. They provide a way for your lifting equipment, such as track hoes and cranes, to hold on the Aqua-Barrier during placement, thus using less manpower.
Pro Tip: The EZRoller makes packing up your Aqua-Barrier the simplest part of your workday! Learn more about the EZRoller on its dedicated product page.
Reflective Tape (An Option Available on Purchases Only)
While reflective tape is an optional accessory that comes with an additional cost, it could be a worthwhile choice depending on your exact circumstances. For example, a nighttime construction project in the water has to make itself visible to traffic such as boats. While the bright lights at a construction site make the overall location obvious, reflective tape will define a clear barrier for further safety.
Stay Familiar with Your Aqua-Barrier
Each Aqua-Barrier comes equipped with most of the necessary features you’ll need for common applications. While most of the functions are straightforward, it never hurts to remind yourself where everything is. If you need a further reminder, check out the product specifications for more details.
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A storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico passed tropical depression status in a matter of hours, earning the title of a tropical storm from the National Hurricane Center on July 11. With winds reaching speeds of 40 mph and a predicted 20 inches of rain in some locations, Tropical Storm Barry is expected to continue growing stronger and potentially even become Hurricane Barry by July 12-13. Landfall is expected on Saturday in mid-Louisiana.
Tropical Storm Barry has already caused significant flooding in New Orleans, and much more is expected this weekend. Although Texas may be lucky enough to escape the worst of the heavy rains and floods, increased rain across the southern Texas region indicates a need to prepare for what’s to come.
How Will This Affect Southern Texas?
The path of the developing hurricane is predicted to just barely miss the Houston area. However, that doesn’t mean Texas will get off scot-free. Houston, Galveston, and the surrounding areas will likely experience a 13-25% chance of hurricane-force winds, according to ABC-13. At least 3 inches of rain is also likely, though downpours should be expected.
Pro Tip: Heavy rains and winds could knock out your power temporarily. If this happens, track Hurricane Barry’s path and upcoming weather through the ABC-13 mobile app.
Protect Your Property from Flooding
Hurricane Barry’s high winds and potential for heavy rains can cause severe damage to unprotected buildings. For your business, consider an Aqua-Barrier to keep the flooding in check and ensure your business can open quickly after the storm has passed. Even a few inches of water can damage your business severely–don’t let it get to that point.
Other Hurricane Preparations
Once the flood barriers are in place, make sure you have all the standard hurricane supplies you’ll need:
- Non-perishable food
- Food and supplies for any pets
- Flashlights and batteries
- A battery-powered radio, battery packs for your phones, or some other way to monitor the weather
- Enough gas to fill your car
While the weather may not get much worse than a severe thunderstorm for much of Texas, power outages are still likely. Additionally, if things escalate and the National Weather Service institutes a mandatory evacuation, make sure you have enough supplies to leave immediately.
Preparing for the Worst
During hurricane season, the weather can behave in a strange and seemingly unpredictable manner. Fortunately, there are plenty of steps you can take to protect yourself and your property from heavy rains and high winds. Take the time to prepare for Hurricane Barry and be ready to sit out the rain over the weekend.
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Inflatable cofferdams serve more purposes than just blocking water. What if you need to store some water for later or transport hundreds of gallons of water to another location? For water storage, the Aqua-Barrier is an excellent way to store and transport water.
Depending on your needs, a bladder tank or cofferdam can store drinking water or non-potable water or even collect rainwater. The durable vinyl prevents tearing and keeps the water inside safe and clean. Regardless of why you need special water storage, the Insta-Tank water storage bladder is sure to help you.
Compact, Portable, and Reusable
Similar to the Aqua-Barrier cofferdam, Aqua-Barrier Water Storage products are made of high-grade vinyl that is nearly impossible to tear. No water will leak out. These products are also conveniently sized for portability even when completely full. Just like the original cofferdam, these “pillow tanks” are fully reusable. Best of all, you can choose between two different versions of the Aqua-Barrier Water Storage tank depending on whether or not the water must meet safety standards for drinking.
You may need a steady stream of water released into the ground at a constant rate. If the weather stays dry and you can’t afford to wait for it to rain, the Aqua-Barrier Water Storage can help you out. Connect a few special pipes and you can structure the bladder to provide a constant stream of water into the ground at your specified rate. Adjust the flow as needed. The ground will stay as moist as you need it to.
Long-Term Water Storage
A fully inflated Aqua-Barrier cofferdam can hold 9,000 gallons of water. While it won’t necessarily be safe for drinking, this water can be used for plants, refilling drying ponds, and more. This massive collapsible water tank will keep the water ready as long as you need it!
Pro Tip: Aqua-Barrier water storage products come in different sizes and types. Browse our full selection to find the right one for your unique applications.
Sustainable Water Storage
With potable water bladder tanks, you can be confident that your drinking water is safe from evaporating and being contaminated. Even with standard bladder storage tanks, there’s no risk of the tank leaking some of your water. For a reusable, sustainable method of long-term water storage, you can’t go wrong with Aqua-Barrier Water Storage.
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Pool repairs or routine maintenance require dewatering part of the pool so a crew can work in safety. Naturally, the remaining water must be held back with a sturdy barrier to prevent leakage or wasting water. For most pool construction or repair projects, a water-inflated cofferdam can hold back the water as well as provide a place to store the excess.
A water-inflated cofferdam such as the Aqua-Barrier can provide the same benefits as a typical water barrier for pool construction while making the entire process easier. By saving time and resources, an inflatable bladder dam proves itself to be a valid and beneficial choice for a pool construction crew.
Conservation of Water
For typical pool construction, the entire pool has to be drained and refilled once work is done. Using an Aqua-Barrier not only allows you to keep a good portion of the water in the pool while you work, but it also stores the excess water in the barrier itself. You may have to add a little water back into the pool afterward, but the amount will be significantly less than before. An inflatable dam is designed to serve as good water storage as well as a construction barrier.
Pro Tip: With an Aqua-Barrier, your commercial pool can remain open to the public during construction. The barrier will prevent water from spilling into the construction zone and maintain an environment perfect for swimming on the other side.
An Aqua-Barrier requires less time to install in a large-scale construction project. In a public pool, you can count on the water dam to be the quickest option. Additionally, remember that you no longer have to drain and refill the entire pool, just part of it. A bladder dam could cut your construction time down by hours or even days!
In addition to being the perfect dewatering solution for a pool project, the Aqua-Barrier guarantees a safe environment for your construction crew. The vinyl is incredibly durable. On the rare occasion that the lining needs repairs, patching is a quick process and doesn’t necessarily require the barrier to be removed from the water. Your crew is in good hands with a safe choice like the Aqua-Barrier.
The Best Dewatering Solution
An Aqua-Barrier provides a perfect balance of safety, ease, and speed for your next swimming pool construction or repair project. Take advantage of a bladder dam to speed up the necessary work and allow your pool to stay open to the public in the meantime.
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Boat ramp construction projects take place in an area normally submerged in water. Clearly, the construction crew will require a reliable dewatering solution and water barrier to keep the work area safe and dry. For a time-sensitive project, a quickly installed solution will be very helpful.
A water-filled cofferdam such as the Aqua-Barrier provides a quick, cost-effective, safe solution for boat ramp construction projects. This inflatable dam will more than prove its worth to your construction crew.
Sandbags, perhaps the most common flood barriers, aren’t always as effective as you might think. Worse, they often must be disposed of as hazardous waste since there’s no way to know what they came in contact with in the water. A steel or concrete cofferdam also generates plenty of waste that must be hauled away. Meanwhile, an Aqua-Barrier provides a simple cleanup experience: just deflate it, roll it up, and pack it away for the next project! An inflatable cofferdam all but eliminates the waste left behind by holding back water.
Concrete cofferdams or sandbags aren’t cheap. Add in the cost of providing new water barriers for every construction project, and the price climbs quickly. On the other hand, an Aqua-Barrier could save you money on both fronts. Not only are they generally half the price of a traditional cofferdam (use this cost calculator to see for yourself), but inflatable dams are also reusable. Their durable vinyl material stands up to enough abuse that the same inflatable barrier can be used many times before repairs or replacements are needed.
Pro Tip: For an even more convenient experience, rent an inflatable cofferdam instead of buying one! Spend less and get the same services for your project.
Typical water barriers can require an extensive amount of time to properly install, not even considering the dewatering process itself. With proper installation techniques, an Aqua-Barrier can be set up in far less time. Even better, the barrier itself performs the dewatering by inflating full of water, keeping the construction site dry and the rest of the water at bay. This quality product won’t force you to delay construction!
An Excellent Solution for Boat Ramp Construction
An Aqua-Barrier presents the perfect solution for boat ramp construction work. With a perfect balance of price, speed, and environmental protection, this inflatable dam will help your construction project stay on track and keep your work area protected from water damage.
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