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Aqua-Barrier® for Pipeline Construction

Aqua-Barrier® for Pipeline Construction

Aqua-Barrier® for Pipeline Construction

When it comes to construction projects, time is literally money. Every minute is extremely valuable, so wasting time is essentially wasting money. However, when a body of water is in the way of the worksite, like in pipeline construction, you might not realize that there is a fast dewatering solution.

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You’ve probably spent some time researching the fastest dewatering solutions for your pipeline construction project. Have you heard of an inflatable cofferdam? It’s a game-changer in pipeline construction. The innovative material inflates with the very water you need to remove. The Aqua-Barrier® is easy to transport, quick to install and will save you time and money. Keep reading to explore the amazing benefits of inflatable cofferdams.

Speedy Installation

Compared to other dewatering methods, Aqua-Barrier® is supreme. Considering how important minimizing downtime is during the construction process, water inflated cofferdams provide a solution. They can be installed in three hours or less! Furthermore, they require far less manpower than traditional dewatering methods such as pumping or sandbagging.

Eco-Friendly

Another benefit of inflatable cofferdams is that they are completely eco-friendly. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes so that they can fit perfectly in your project, without disturbing the ecosystem. You don’t have to remove the water and worry about harming plant and animal life during your pipeline installation.

Cost Savings

The shortened installation time automatically saves you money, but did you know that you can rent the Aqua-Barrier®? If you just need a short term solution for dewatering your pipeline construction project, consider renting an inflatable cofferdam.

Pro Tip: You will save valuable time and money with our state-of-the-art dewatering method, inflatable cofferdams.

Stay Ahead of the Competition

You will save your resources while preserving the environment with the Aqua-Barrier®. And on top of this, you’ll stay ahead of your competition by increasing the number of projects you can complete in a shortened amount of time.

Would you like to learn more about our effective dewatering solutions? Join the conversation to speak with our team of hydrology experts.

Inflatable Cofferdams for Summer Construction Projects

Inflatable Cofferdams for Summer Construction Projects

Summertime is right around the corner so that means endless sunny days. In Houston, Texas, the heat and humidity are intense, especially in July and August. For many Texans, being near a swimming pool or at a water park is a necessity. If you own a waterpark, swimming pool, or even a boat ramp; now is the time to start planning summer construction projects to be ready for summer. Click To Tweet

How Can Inflatable Cofferdams Benefit your Summer Construction Projects?

Water inflated cofferdams provide a cost-effective solution for timely summer construction projects. When your work area is water filled, it can prove problematic for construction managers. While sandbags are helpful with smaller projects, a larger solution such as an inflatable cofferdam can improve your projects. Here are three construction projects that will benefit from an inflatable dam.

  1. Waterpark Construction
  2. Commercial Swimming Pool Repairs
  3. Boat Ramps

1) Waterpark Construction

Inflatable Cofferdams for Summer Construction Projects, Aqua Barrier, Houston, TX

If you need to make repairs to your waterpark structures, you probably think that you have to drain gallons of water. However, with the cofferdam, the construction process becomes a lot easier. Rather than filling your cofferdam with fill material, the Aqua Barrier® cofferdam fills with the very water you need to remove from the site. This makes the project simpler and significantly reduces repair time. You no longer have to waste all of the pool water, but instead can conserve it with the Aqua Barrier® water storage. Furthermore, the Aqua Barrier® molds to the area, forming an airtight seal so that the waterpark structures won’t be in the way.

2) Commercial Swimming Pool Repairs

Inflatable Cofferdams for Summer Construction Projects, Aqua Barrier, Houston, TX

The Aqua Barrier® inflatable cofferdam is a game-changer for commercial swimming pool repairs. Instead of draining the entire pool and closing for the duration of repairs, you can strategically use the inflatable cofferdam to hold the water in the specific part of the pool that needs repairs. Therefore, guests can continue to enjoy the swimming pool.

3) Boat Ramps

Inflatable Cofferdams for Summer Construction Projects, Aqua Barrier, Houston, TX

Another convenient summertime use of inflatable cofferdams is boat ramp construction and repairs. One of the biggest obstacles that construction managers must face is moving the water to access the boat ramp.

Pro Tip: While sandbags can be helpful, they’re not the best solution for boat ramp repairs, because water will still leak through the cracks.

Instead, use the Aqua Barrier® to effectively keep the work site dry and prevent water flow.  

Timely Summer Time Construction

Our inflatable cofferdams will save you time and money when you need to make repairs on your summer structures. In many instances, business can resume while construction is happening. This way, you won’t be losing customers.

Would you like to know more about inflatable cofferdams for summer construction projects? Join the conversation to speak with our Aqua Barrier® experts today.

5 Steps to Flood Proof Your Commercial Business

5 Steps to Flood Proof Your Commercial Business

Flooding is one of the biggest concerns and can cause the most damage to homes and businesses. Commercial buildings, like any property, are subject to costly weather-related damage, but when you are properly prepared and take the right steps, you can help flood proof your commercial business. Worried that your business assets might get damaged or destroyed by a flood? Keep your commercial business safe with these 5 tips for flood proofing. Click To Tweet

What Can You Do to Help Protect Your Commercial Business From Flooding?

You can help keep your commercial business safe from floods when you take flood proofing serious and have a solid business continuity plan, flood insurance, and proper flood barriers, you can be ready when the next storm comes along.

  1. Business Continuity Plan
  2. Flood Insurance
  3. Design and Construction
  4. Clean Up
  5. Flood Barriers

1) Business Continuity Plan

A business continuity plan is a strategy for recovering your business in the event of a natural disaster or other emergencies. An effective business continuity plan builds upon four key steps, such as identifying flood risks, assessing critical business components and the resources to support them, and where to house back-up and maintain critical equipment at another location or safe space.

2) Flood Insurance

One of the most important things you can do to protect your business is to get flood coverage for your business–just in case. Usually, basic commercial property insurance does not cover floods, so make sure to get flood coverage through the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program.

3) Design and Construction

It is imperative to begin taking precautionary measures for flooding during the design and construction of your building, especially if you are located along the coastline or in a high-risk flood zone. Consider elevating your building if you are waterfront in a storm surge or flood prone area, and install hurricane-glass windows and storm shutters for the openings in your building.

4) Clean Up

Before a storm moves in, prevent water from backing up into your building by cleaning out gutters, downspouts, as well as roof and perimeter drains.

5) Flood Barriers

There are several types of flood barriers you can use to help flood-proof your commercial business.

Metal flood Barriers can be a great way to help shield your business from high-velocity water loads. These highly resistant metal flooding protection systems have a long and effective flood barrier in flood-prone areas all over the world.

Aqua-Barrier Water Inflated Dams are the ultimate flood barrier for commercial areas. These great tools guard your business by placing it around the premises will help to prevent invasive water from damaging your property.

ProTip: The Aqua-Barrier® is less timely to use compared to sandbags and is the environmentally friendly approach to flood protection.

Best Tools for Flood Proofing Your Commercial Business

The more prepared you are for a flood by creating a solid risk assessment plan and having the best tools ready, you can help flood proof and protect your business from going underwater.

Join the conversation to learn the best ways to flood-proof your commercial business.

Dewatering Tips for Construction Sites

Dewatering Tips for Construction Sites

If you work in construction, you know that dewatering is needed on nearly all projects. Water needs to be removed from these sites to create a safer work environment, help prevent erosion, and also protect the environment. Need to dewater your next project site? Consider these 4 dewatering tips prior to starting your next construction project. Click To Tweet

What Dewatering Tips Can Help Ensure a Successful Construction Project?

To ensure a successful construction project which requires dewatering, it is important to make sure you have a solid plan, safety training, and risk assessment plan. When you follow these four tips for dewatering, you can make sure everyone stays safe while you get the job done.

  1. Start With a Plan
  2. Factor in Risk Assessment
  3. Implement Safety Training
  4. Choose the Best Equipment

1) Always Have a Plan

Creating a solid plan is the first step in a successful dewatering project. This procedure plan should include procedure requirements, relevant laws and regulations, as well as the concept design, groundwater monitoring documents, and anything else required for the project.

2) Factor in Risk Assessment

Safety should always be a factor when it comes to a construction project, and especially when it comes to the dewatering process. A risk assessment will identify any existing or potential adverse effects to the environment or humans in the area or on the project.

ProTip: Risk identification and analysis are vital to keeping people, animals, and the environment safe when dewatering a construction site.

3) Implement Safety Training

With construction dewatering being riskier and more involved than a normal construction project, it is necessary to have a proper training plan in place and implemented in order to ensure the safety of those working on the site.

4) Choose the Best Equipment

For a successful dewatering project, it is important to use the best equipment for the job. An Aqua-Barrier® Inflatable Water Dam is the perfect tool for many dewatering and construction projects and is a more environmentally friendly and safe alternative to other traditional dewatering methods.

Successful Dewatering for Construction Sites

By making and sticking to a solid checklist, keeping staff well-trained, and using the best tools for the project, dewatering can happen without a hitch. Monitoring your plan and staying in communication with all involved will make sure your construction dewatering project is successful and safe for all involved.

Join the conversation to learn more ways to successfully dewater your next construction site.

5 Solutions to Flooding

5 Solutions to Flooding

No matter where you live, natural disasters like flooding are something to contend with. If you aren’t properly prepared, it could prove detrimental to your company. Worried about this year's flood seasons and wondering how to get your business ready? These 5 solutions can help keep your assets dry. Click To Tweet

What Steps Can I Take to Protect My Business From Flooding?

When you are appropriately ready with flood insurance, a solid risk assessment plan, and useful tools like an Aqua-Barrier® Water Inflated Dam, you can be less likely to experience damage to your business and assets. Here are five ways to make sure you are prepared for the next flood in your area.

  1. Flood Insurance
  2. Risk Assessment Plan
  3. Metal Flood Barriers
  4. Aqua-Barrier® Water Inflated Dam
  5. Always Be Prepared

1) Flood Insurance

It is imperative that you get flood coverage for your business–just in case. Typically, property insurance does not cover floods, so make sure to get the additional coverage through the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program.

2) Risk Assessment Plan

Creating a risk assessment plan should be a top priority when it comes to your business. Consider what needs to happen if there is flooding and get a plan of action in case employees are unable to make it to work. To prepare for a flood, consider an evacuation plan, as well as what items, materials, and equipment might be at risk, and how to best keep them safe during a flooding disaster.

3) Metal Flood Barriers

A metal flood barrier can be a great way to help shield your business from high-velocity water loads. These highly resistant metal flooding protection systems have a long and effective flood barrier in flood-prone areas all over the world.

ProTip: Metal flood barriers can be installed across specific openings or as a perimeter defense to help protect from flooding.

4) Aqua-Barrier® Water Inflated Dam

The Aqua-Barrier® is the ultimate flood barrier for commercial areas. Using an Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam to guard your business by placing it around the premises will help to prevent invasive water from damaging your property. The Aqua-Barrier® is less timely to use compared to sandbags and is the environmentally friendly approach to flood protection.

5) Always Be Prepared

Minimizing potential water damage comes down to always being prepared. You can help keep your commercial company safe by keeping routine maintenance, such as keeping gutters and drains cleared, and that sump pumps are always in working order.

Top Solutions to Flood Prevention

The more prepared you are for a flood by creating a solid risk assessment plan and having the best tools ready, you can help protect your business from going underwater when floods are a threat.

Looking for a smart way to help protect your company from natural disasters like flooding? Join the conversation to learn how to keep your business dry.

6 Reasons to Invest in Water Storage

6 Reasons to Invest in Water Storage

There are many instances where investing in water storage might benefit you. One of the most portable methods of storing water is to use an Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage system (formerly Insta-Tank). This durable and reusable storage system is lightweight, made from heavy-duty vinyl, and is perfect for storing fresh water. Need to repair your pool but don't want to lose all your water? Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage is the perfect way to store your water while completing the work. Click To Tweet

What Types of Projects Can Benefit From Water Storage?

When it comes to water, you don’t want it to go down the drain, whether you need to store grey water, conduct a pool repair, remove water from a disaster area, or just need a temporary water storage unit, the Aqua-Barrier® is the perfect solution for your job. Here are six instances where water storage can be beneficial.

  1. Grey Water Storage
  2. Pool Repair
  3. Irrigation
  4. Disaster Areas
  5. Temporary Water Storage

1) Grey Water Storage

Grey water is gently used water that comes from your sinks, tubs, showers, and washing machines. Sometimes, when repairs are needed, it is necessary to store this water. While greywater should never be released into streams, rivers, or lakes, it is perfect and beneficial to irrigate lawns with.

2) Pool Repair

Using water storage during a pool repair is the smart thing to do to help conserve water! Instead of letting all that clean, chlorinated water drain out down the street, store and reuse your water with the Aqua-Barrier® water storage system.

3) Irrigation Needs

Sometimes the weather doesn’t always cooperate, and if you are experiencing a long dry spell, sometimes irrigation is needed to help bring water to the land.

ProTip: Instead of installing a large and immovable silo or basin, the compact, portable, and rapidly deployed Aqua-Barrier® water storage is perfect for all irrigation needs.

4) Disaster Areas

When a disaster is heading your way, one of the most important things people run out to buy is water. Don’t waste money on bottles and bottles of water. The Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage can hold up to 90,000 gallons and can provide you with water through the duration of the disaster!

5) Temporary Water Storage

If you own a construction company, you know that many times projects require temporary dewatering. Whether you are working on a bridge, pipeline, or another repair, the perfect solution is to drain and store the water is through Aqua-Barrier®.

Aqua-Barrier®: The Smart Way to Store Water

If you are curious about or in need of water storage, be sure you are making the environmentally friendly choice with Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage. With its many size options, it can be used in truck transport or for ground installation.

Have an upcoming project that requires water storage? Join the conversation to learn more about water storage.