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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Endless, hot summer days are right around the corner. For many, that means spending most days outside near a cool pool. Water parks are a favorite destination for many families because of the fun and exercise provided for kids. Adults also enjoy the rush of adrenaline from riding down giant slides, or the calming relaxation provided while floating in the lazy river.
If you have repairs scheduled on play structures before the summer opening date, or are in the design and build phase of a new water park attraction, you might think draining and wasting all of your pool water is the only option. However, there is a practical, water conserving solution.
Traditional cofferdams and retention pools take a considerable amount of time to deploy. Considering it’s already springtime, you need to finish construction as quickly as possible. If you need repairs done on time and on a budget, Aqua Barrier® water storage is the answer for you.
Only Drain What’s Necessary
When you need a new pool lining or to upgrade the filtration system, you won’t have to waste gallons of water by draining it from your lazy river or wave pool. Instead, use the Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam to temporarily hold the pool water in the other section of the pool.
Pro Tip: An Aqua-Barrier® allows you to reach the area that needs to be repaired during water park construction without losing all of the water.
How Aqua Barrier® Works
We offer two solutions for water park construction– the Aqua Barrier® Water Storage and the Aqua Barrier® Cofferdam. The state of the art dewatering solutions are made from a heavy-duty vinyl that’s designed to contain immense amounts of water.
When used in conjunction, they provide a water conserving solution for water park management. The Aqua Barrier® Cofferdam inflates with the very water in your pool while creating an airtight seal, preventing any other water from leaking through to your construction area while the Aqua Barrier® Water Storage holds any additional water.
Reduce your Water Waste
Water is a valuable resource that should be saved and reused whenever possible. Many people don’t realize that there is a quick and easy solution to saving water during water park construction.
Would you like to know more about our water saving solutions for construction management? Join the conversation to speak with our Aqua Barrier® experts, today!
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.
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.
- Start With a Plan
- Factor in Risk Assessment
- Implement Safety Training
- 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.
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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.
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.
- Flood Insurance
- Risk Assessment Plan
- Metal Flood Barriers
- Aqua-Barrier® Water Inflated Dam
- 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.
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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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