If you own a contracting company or work in the construction field, you are well aware that many projects are in or around shorelines. Carrying out the project can damage or disrupt the shoreline, causing erosion and the possible destruction of our precious shorelines.
What Projects Require the Use of Shoreline Restoration Techniques?
Employing shoreline restoration techniques can be beneficial in a number of construction fields and projects. It is important to consider shoreline restoration when dealing with many dewatering projects, such as pipeline construction, bridge and dam projects, and for sediment control. Here are five times that shoreline restoration needs to be taken into consideration:
- Shoreline Erosion and Stabilization
- Sediment Control
- Bridge and Dam Projects
- Pipeline Construction
- Ecosystem Restoration
1) Shoreline Erosion and Stabilization
Erosion occurs by the removal of coastal land that has been supplanted by water. It can be caused by storms, high winds, improper irrigation, and construction projects that disrupt the shoreline.
2) Sediment Control
It is important that developers and builders take into consideration sediment to help prevent erosion. When the soil and shorelines are disturbed, it can lead to a loss of habitat, blocked stormwater drains, public health issues, and an increased risk of flooding.
3) Bridge and Dam Projects
Because bridge and dam construction or repair projects require dewatering and are located along shorelines, they are an important time to use shoreline restoration techniques and practices.
4) Pipeline Construction
Many times, pipeline construction projects and inspections are performed in the water, and therefore the shoreline needs to be taken into consideration.
5) Ecosystem Restoration
When it comes to keeping shorelines healthy and the ecosystem thriving, it is imperative that control measures are installed before excavation or site disturbance occurs. Construction projects and natural weather disturbances can cause harm to the shoreline. When it comes time to performing restoration techniques, be sure you are using the best tools for the job.
ProTip: The Aqua-Barrier® Inflatable Cofferdam allows you to create a temporary dam in order to get a dry workspace to begin a shoreline stabilization project–without having to worry about flooding surrounding areas.
Shoreline Restoration and the Aqua Barrier® Water Inflated Dam
It is the job of the builder or developer to consider shoreline restoration and take reasonable care to prevent material (soil, sand, litter) from leaving construction sites. This can be achieved by using proper dewatering technique and using the best tools available, like the Aqua Barrier® Water Inflated Dam. Traditional sandbags can actually cause more damage to the shoreline, so using a cofferdam is the best option for any shoreline restoration project.
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There is one thing no one can escape, and that’s a natural disaster. Luckily, with today’s advancements in technology, we can more accurately predict where disasters are going to occur in nature and therefore be more prepared. This can be especially important when it comes to flooding and protecting your industrial or commercial business. Instead of using older techniques to protect your business, like sandbags, the Aqua Barrier® is making waves and has become the next big thing in flood protection.
Why Use an Aqua-Barrier to Protect from Flooding?
Not being protected during a flood can be devastating to your business. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of small businesses that close during a natural disaster (like flooding) won’t reopen again. With statistics like these, it is imperative to take the right precautions and know what to do after a flood occurs. An Aqua-Barrier can help protect your business or commercial property from flooding and here are five reasons how it can help protect during a natural flooding disaster:
- Easy Installation
- Prevent Invasive Waters
- Save Time and Money
- Eco-Friendly Alternative
- Versatile with Various Terrains
1) Easy Installation
The Aqua-Barrier® is easy to install before a flood devastates the area and can cause damage. The inner baffle is filled with water, inflating the dam in minutes, creating a safe barrier around your workplace, industrial or construction site.
2) Prevent Invasive Water
Everyone knows how flood waters can damage valuable assets, but you can guard your business by placing the Aqua-Barrier® around the premises. It is created to help to prevent invasive water from damaging your property.
3) Save Time and Money
Many people are used to using old-fashioned sandbags to prevent against flooding, but this takes time and manpower to carry and stack them around your property. Not only do they take time to place them, but they also take a lot of time to remove them after the flood, as well.
ProTip: Using an Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam saves time and manpower compared with using traditional sandbags for protecting your business from a flood.
4) Eco-Friendly Alternative
While sandbags require Hazmat procedures for disposal, the Aqua-Barrier can easily be deflated and stored for future use, making them the eco-friendly alternative to flood protection.
5) Versatile with Various Terrains
Another reason the Aqua-Barrier® is the next big thing in flood protection is it can successfully installed and used on many types of terrain. Depending on the dam need and size, your Aqua-Barrier Cofferdam can be inflated and working within two hours or less.
Flood Prevention and the Aqua-Barrier Inflated Water Dam
Always have your business be as prepared as possible when it comes to flooding. When you invest in an Aqua-Barrier® inflatable cofferdam, you can make sure to keep the water out and your business dry, making the Aqua-Barrier the essential tool for flood prevention.
Contact us to learn more reasons the Aqua-Barrier is the next big thing in flood protection.
Weather can be very unpredictable, especially if you live in an area that is prone to flooding and other weather disasters. Floods are relatively common in coastal regions and it is important that you are ready and prepared in order to prevent any damage to your commercial property. In 2017 alone, damages from floods caused by Hurricane Harvey costs over $125 billion dollars in damage.
Floods can cause extensive damage not only to your property but can also cause loss of business, a disruption of inventory and contents, too. It is imperative that you have a solid risk management plan, proper flood protection for your property, and you are prepared for the worst.
Risk Assessment Plan
Creating a risk assessment plan should be a top priority when it comes to your business. You never know when a flood will occur. 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. Likewise, consider what items, materials, and equipment might be at risk, as well, and how to best keep them safe during the flooding disaster.
Flood protection is the number one thing to consider when it comes to keeping your business safe from flooding. Make sure to have adequate flood insurance to allow your company to recover if flood damage should occur. Have a flood plan in place in case the flooding happens during working hours, and make sure you have all the tools to help protect your business. For example, an Aqua-Barrier® Water-Inflated Dam is the perfect tool to help keep your business safe. Using Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam to guard your business by placing it around the premises will help to prevent invasive water from damaging your property.
ProTip: The Aqua-Barrier® is the ultimate flood barrier and way to keep your business safe in commercial areas.
If you do not properly prepare for a flood beforehand, there is not much you can do once the flooding begins. Being prepared can help keep your assets and employees safe, and protect your business from the extreme damage floods are known to cause. Be sure to backup all documents and files offsite, store things off the ground and have a clear evacuation route planned that all employees are familiar with.
Proper Flood Protection
No matter where you are, your business might be affected by a flood risk. By planning and having the right flood protection in place, you can make sure that you are properly prepared and protected for rising flood waters.
Contact us to learn more ways to plan for long-term flood protection and prevention.
2019 has rolled in and what better time to set some new goals for the new year? If you run a construction company, setting a goal for a safer year should be a top priority.
Your Construction Safety Goals
According to OSHA, construction is a dangerous industry. In fact, they found that 5,190 construction workers were killed on the job in 2016. This can be changed by setting construction safety goals for 2019 and making sure that you adopt these three objectives for your company in the new year.
Create a Culture of Safety
One of the top ways to achieve construction safety at your company is to create a culture of safety. Safety trickles down from the top, so leaders need to create a culture of safety as top priority. Everyone from the newest recruit through the CEO needs to have a safety-first mindset.
ProTip: To create a culture of safety, be sure to constantly communicate the importance and need for safety and make sure safety measures are always being implemented and followed.
Ongoing Safety Training
To help enforce a company culture of safety, it is imperative that your construction company offers and requires ongoing safety training. By holding ongoing training classes, safe habits can be reinforced and new safety techniques and procedures can be learned.
Safer Tools for the Job
Workers should always be wearing their personal protective equipment (PPE), such as heavy steel-toed boots, eye protection, gloves, hard hats, or whatever else is needed to keep workers safe from harm. Along with the required use of PPE, having the best tools for the job also helps cut down on injury and makes the worksite safer. For example, if working in an area that requires dewatering, don’t waste time on cumbersome sandbags that can cause back pain, opt for an inflatable cofferdam that can be set up quicker and safer.
Staying Safe in 2019
By making sure you set these above intentions for your construction company this year, and by using the best equipment for the project (and used correctly), you can help reduce workplace risks and make everyone’s job safer. You owe it to your valued employees to do all you can to protect them on the job. By setting a construction safety goal in 2019, you can be sure to create a safe place for them to work.
Contact us to learn more ways you can set construction safety goals for 2019.
2018 has zipped along in the blink of an eye! This is the time of the year we pause and reflect, analyze the year behind us and look ahead with great anticipation for the year to come. We consider what went well and look for opportunities for growth.
HSI Services- Your AQUA-BARRIER Provider!
Remember, HSI Services are the AQUA-BARRIER people. With over 20 years of experience behind us, we offer flood mitigation expertise for construction, water storage, and flood control. More than just AQUA-BARRIER providers, we are excited to provide you with our streamlined services and new products.
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Improved Products and Accessories
We have made our Aqua-Barrier Cofferdams even better with key enhancements and upgrades. Our temporary cofferdams now feature a stronger, heavier fabric. We have also instituted superior quality assurance equipment, and improved our repair process, as well. You can also now find accessory features with us such as floatable fittings, reflective safety strips, and patented lifting loops.
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Aqua-Barrier: Always Ready to Serve
At Aqua-Barrier, our goal is to continually improve our quality and increase the value we bring you. We strive for innovation, finding effective and cost-efficient ways to solve problems. We are excited to continue giving you the best products and services in water management and making your job easier, faster, and better.
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Looking Forward to 2019
We take great pride in providing the best solution for dewatering and flood mitigation. We thank each one of you for your continued partnership and trust. At Aqua-Barrier, we are excited to continue giving you the best products and services in the industry in 2019. Here’s to a festive New Year’s Eve and all the very best in 2019. Happy New Year!
The Aqua-Barrier® Water-Inflated Dams are the most effective, cost-saving, and efficient dewatering solution on the market today. Cofferdams are reusable, reliable, and environmentally friendly. If your company is looking to make dewatering easier and wants to get away from time-consuming sandbags and other dewatering methods, an Aqua-Barrier cofferdam is the perfect solution.
Should You Rent or Purchase an Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam?
Both renting and purchasing an Aqua-Barrier Water-Inflated Dam are good options, but it’s best to choose the option that best suits your construction and dewatering needs.
- Cost Factors
- Frequent Flooding
- Construction Purposes
1) Cost Factors
There are advantages to both options, but when deciding between these them, the biggest factor should never be in regards to just the cost, but the frequency of the need should be the main deciding factor.
2) Frequent Flooding
Water-Inflated Dams are an essential tool for flood prevention and minimizing the damage of your businesses’ valuable property. If your business is in an area with frequent heavy rains and flooding, it might be a good choice to purchase your Aqua-Barrier cofferdam.
3) Construction Purposes
If you own a construction company, you know that dewatering is needed on nearly all construction projects. An Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam is the ideal solution to creating the dry worksite needed for pipeline construction, bridge repairs, shoreline restoration, and other projects.
ProTip: Renting a cofferdam might be beneficial if you do not have a lot of work, but if you frequently need to dewater sites, you can easily save money and time by investing and purchasing a water-inflated dam.
Aqua-Barrier: The Smart Alternative
One thing is for certain, the Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam is the perfect alternative to sheet piling and sandbags. They are environmentally friendly, as well as cost and time effective. Both renting and purchasing a cofferdam are good options, but if you find yourself having to rent as frequently as once a year, those costs tend to add up quickly.
Contact Us to learn more about whether renting or purchasing a cofferdam is the best option for your company.