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Why Choose Aqua-Barrier Inflatable Water Dams?

Why Choose Aqua-Barrier Inflatable Water Dams?

Why Choose Aqua-Barrier Inflatable Water Dams?

Flood control and managing water on construction sites is a major concern for many project managers. With all of the options on the market, however, choosing the right solution is essential to many worksites. Find out why Aqua-Barrier inflatable water dams continue to be a key player in numerous water management applications.

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Top Features of the Aqua-Barrier

Designed for various water depths, the Aqua-Barrier is an inflatable water dam that uses surrounding water to create a flood barrier. The industrial-grade vinyl-coated polyester material offers double-walled support, to guard against outside objects and maintain water capacity. From easy installation to proven reusability, the technology behind inflatable dams is unmatched. Discover why Aqua-Barrier is the best choice for your applications.

  1. Unlimited Water Sources
  2. Various Ownership Options
  3. Environmentally-Friendly

1) Unlimited Water Sources

Did you know that Aqua-Barriers can use any available water source? The engineered design of the fill ports allows versatility in a range of environments, including underwater construction areas and repair projects such as swimming pools or waterparks. Inflate your Aqua-Barrier by pumping water from nearby waterbeds or use a fire hydrant to fill it with water in less than 15 minutes (3ft x 50ft inflated size)!

2) Various Ownership Options

If you’re working on a temporary project or need prevention flood control for a long period of time, Aqua-Barrier offers two ownership options: renting or purchasing. Which method fits your current situation? 

  • Rent
    • Best for short term construction projects
    • Get immediate Aqua-Barrier access
    • Use for a certain period of time
    • Save on investment cost
  • Purchase
    • Best for long term construction projects
    • Barriers can be moved in multiple locations
    • Design an Aqua-Barrier customized specially for you
    • Reuse for future projects

Pro Tip: With Aqua-Barrier’s range of applications, you can protect your property against nearby flood water with an inflatable water dam you can trust.

3) Environmentally-Friendly

Unlike traditional cofferdams that need disposal or require special equipment to transfer, Aqua-Barrier has the ultimate green advantage. Aqua-Barrier inflatable dams can be quickly installed and constructed without unnecessary digging or environmental disturbance. Using the EZ-Roller system, Aqua-Barriers can be easily rolled into a compact shape for storage or travel for future applications. In addition, the innovative design maintains nearby water levels, keeping plants and marine life healthy.

Your Water Control Solution

Have you been on the fence considering the Aqua-Barrier design? With a wide range of construction applications, the Aqua-Barrier has been a proven solution for diverting water for over 20 years. Equip your next project with cost-effective inflatable water dams you can trust.

Connect with our sales team to design an inflatable water dam to meet your specifications.

4 Reliable Aqua-Barrier Design Configurations

4 Reliable Aqua-Barrier Design Configurations

Compared to traditional cofferdams, the Aqua-Barrier is a proven alternative for dewatering construction sites. From building a bridge to installing a culvert pipe, having a versatile water control solution is crucial for any construction crew. That being said, Aqua-Barrier offers a number of design configurations to meet the specifications of any worksite. Are you aware of the top reliable design configurations?

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Types of Cofferdam Design Formations

Depending on your worksite, there may be environmental or structural elements to consider when installing your Aqua-Barrier. In addition, special accommodations might be needed based on whether you’re working with a river, stream, lake, or ocean. To adequately seal your worksite from water intrusion, it’s important to install your inflatable water dam in a particular way. Consider the following four design formations to meet your project’s needs.

  1. Tee-Pee
  2. Complete Enclosure
  3. Bank-to-Bank
  4. Partial Block

1) Tee-Pee

Great for pipe repairs or areas with low water depths, the tee-pee design configuration (as seen in the title photo) involves two Aqua-Barriers placed on top of one another. By blocking the entire span of the stream or river, construction crews can safely perform their work without water leaking through.

2) Complete Enclosure

Is access to the shoreline unavailable? Will your Aqua-Barrier be used to create a large space with water surrounding on all sides? Apply a complete enclosure design with water dams on each side, you can form four sides to seal off a designated workspace.

Pro Tip: When your project is complete and water control is no longer needed, use our EZ-Roller system to disassemble any water dam configuration.

3) Bank-to-Bank

Whether you’re building underneath the riverbed or water depths, having a reliable way to block water on either side of a river is crucial. Install a bank-to-bank design configuration, also known as a “canal block”, with Aqua-Barriers on either side of a worksite to create a dry area. 

4) Partial Block

For those building a boat ramp or digging underground on the edge of a shoreline, a partial block design is necessary. Use three or more Aqua-Barriers to keep easily create a new water edge alongside your worksite.

Choosing the Best Configuration

Which design configuration is right for your next project? Depending on the size of your work area and the type of construction project, your water control needs might vary from project to project. Keep your requirement limits in mind and determine what placement will give you the most workspace. With user-friendly installation and versatile applications, the Aqua-Barrier is proven to be the best water control solution on the market.

Connect with our sales team to learn more about proper inflatable water dam installation techniques to keep water away from your worksites.

What Are Water-Filled Dams and How Do They Work?

What Are Water-Filled Dams and How Do They Work?

The process of dewatering worksites has been part of the construction industry for decades. Since it’s such a crucial part of building various structures, the process of dewatering and technology innovations have improved with time. One of the more recent professional improvements and arguably one of the better ones was the introduction of water-filled dams, otherwise known as inflatable cofferdams.

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Inflatable cofferdams eliminate extra work, waste, and time that would otherwise be required to remove water from the worksite. They also provide far more effective protection against remaining water than typical construction dams are known to. Let’s take a closer look at what exactly makes up a water-inflated dam and how it works so well.

Anatomy of the Aqua-Barrier

The Aqua-Barrier consists of two large chambers separated by an internal baffle. As the chambers are pumped full of water from the construction site, the baffle begins to experience more pressure on the opposite side from the remaining water. This forces the baffle to lean forward at about a 45-degree angle to the ground, facing the construction site and creating a watertight seal along the bottom. While the Aqua-Barrier’s baffle does require some exposure above the water to prevent runoff, the internal balancing system is proven to work very well in a variety of conditions.

Pro Tip: Watch a cofferdam in action with AquaComp, our free computer program to help you find the Aqua-Barrier your construction site needs!

Installing an Inflatable Cofferdam

During construction projects near water, you’ll be dealing with either stationary water or a slight current. The Aqua-Barrier works in both, but both circumstances require slightly different installation. At its most basic, a moving water installation requires lowering the deflated Aqua-Barrier into the water from above using heavy equipment. A standing water installation, on the other hand, allows the crew to simply unroll the cofferdam at the desired location in the water. Visit our information pages on proper installation for more details.

How to Get One

We offer cofferdams for sale as a permanent addition to your toolbox. However, we also offer rental services for onetime projects or companies interested in taking our equipment for a trial run before purchasing. Contact us to start the process of finding the right Aqua-Barrier size and type for your project.

An Excellent Engineering Advancement

To the construction industry, few things matter more than safety. When it comes to construction near the water, safety is even more crucial as worksites need flood protection and dewatering constantly. That’s just one of many reasons why water-filled dams, and the Aqua-Barrier in particular, are such excellent inventions for the construction field.

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3 Reasons to Invest in an Aqua-Barrier This Year

3 Reasons to Invest in an Aqua-Barrier This Year

The new year is a great time to reevaluate your progress and set goals for the future. As you start setting resolutions for 2020, it’s important to think of ways to improve your business and protect your employees. By investing in an Aqua-Barrier cofferdam, you can complete this year’s projects with ease and efficiency.

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Why Aqua-Barrier?

Is your construction site located near a large body of water? Do you need to store a large amount of water? Do you live in a region with flooding potential? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need an Aqua-Barrier inflatable dam. Among the many reasons why an Aqua-Barrier product would be a worthy investment, pay attention these three.

1. Emergency Flood Protection

When a hurricane is headed your way, you need to protect your residential or commercial properties. The Aqua-Barrier has been designed to provide substantial flood protection. This year, don’t neglect to prepare for the hurricane season. Instead, purchase a water inflated dam to create a flood barrier to protect your property where and when you need it.

Pro Tip: In comparison to wasteful sandbags, our water-filled barrier is made of environmentally-safe materials for easy cleanup and reusability.

2. Range of Applications

Do you need to dewater your construction site or create a temporary water barrier? Our inflated cofferdams are versatile for any use. From boat ramps to pipeline construction, we take great pride in the range of industries that our Aqua-Barrier can be applied to. With customized sizes that fit your work area, the cofferdam is designed with you in mind.

3. Easy Transport and Installation

Overall, Aqua-Barrier’s portability and user-friendly installation are a great plus. Constructed from industrial grade vinyl coated polyester, the inflatable Aqua-Barrier can be easily disassembled for compact storage and transportation. In addition, our exclusive partner, EZ Roller System, allows easy handling for a minimum of two people. 

Protection for Your Business

No matter what may have transpired in 2019, the start of a new year welcomes a fresh start and room to achieve your goals. If you’ve been unable to invest in an Aqua-Barrier for your business, there’s no better time than now to protect your business.

Are you ready to purchase an Aqua-Barrier? Connect with one of our associates for more information.

Merry Christmas from HSI Services!

Merry Christmas from HSI Services!

2019 has zipped along to the end in the blink of an eye and the holidays are upon us. Amidst the hustle and bustle of celebration, this is the season to pause and reflect on this past year. We consider what went well and look for opportunities for growth. With that in mind, here’s a look at 2019 with HSI Services!

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Understanding the Dewatering Process

In all of the construction sites we service, we’ve been able to assist different industries to remove water to help them complete their projects on time. From the initial installation to building completion, our water solutions have become a great resource for the dewatering process.

What is the Dewatering Process?

Methods of Installing Cofferdams

This year, Houston and surrounding areas have seen a major amount of unforeseen flooding. Our inflatable water dams were able to help properties prepare for incoming storms and avoid unnecessary damage. Whether a business has already experienced a flood event or not, a cofferdam can be installed easily to protect against incoming water.

The 3 Primary Methods of Installing an Inflatable Cofferdam

Pro Tip: Residential and commercial property owners can both benefit from inflatable water-dams. With customized sizing, an Aqua-Barrier can be specifically designed for your property.

Safety Features of the Aqua-Barrier

Our professionals have witnessed enough injuries and dangerous situations amidst flooding and uncontrolled water sites this year. Thankfully, the Aqua-Barrier product was designed with top safety features to keep you and your loved ones safe. Important features like reflective tape and watertight seals have been added to help you protect against floods.

Safety Features of the Aqua-Barrier

Time to Celebrate

The holiday season and the end of another year are always busy. As you gather with your family and friends, we wish you all the love and thank you for connecting with us this year. HSI Services is dedicated to improving ourselves in 2020, and we hope to pass that hope for improvement to our clients!

What are your holiday plans? Let us know on Facebook and enjoy your time off!

Happy Thanksgiving from HSI Services, Inc!

Happy Thanksgiving from HSI Services, Inc!

Whether you’re new to HSI Services, Inc or you’ve been with us for a while, we want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time to take time off work, enjoy a great meal, and spend time with your family. What are you thankful for this year? Here’s what the team at HSI Services, Inc is celebrating this Thanksgiving!

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God’s Protection and Guidance

This year, we’re thankful for the ways the Lord has protected and guide every facet of our business. From our team dynamics to the customers we serve, we rest in knowing that God is in control and look forward to seeing what he will do in the future.

Pro Tip: Our company believes in the power of God’s word and would love to send you a free Bible. Contact one of our staff members to arrange delivery.

Products We Trust

Our assortment of water-inflated dams are tested and proven to give users the solutions they need for water control. We take great pride in being able to provide a product that can help in a variety of situations. Whether it’s for normal day-to-day projects or long-term construction sites, Aqua-Barrier is dedicated to building trust and exceeding expectations.

Our Network of Affiliates 

This Thanksgiving, we’re proud to have multiple organizations to partner with. From Florida to Canada, these affiliates use Aqua-Barrier products for their dewatering needs. It’s an honor to be one of their top flood and cofferdam providers.  


As the holiday season begins, we hope you can take the time to be with your loved ones and enjoy Thanksgiving. Those of us at HSI Services, Inc look forward to helping you make this busy season an enjoyable one!

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