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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An underwater pipe in need of repairs presents a challenge to the average construction crew. Before any work can begin, the crew has to dewater the entire area and set up a barrier so they can work in safety. Typical dewatering methods and barriers won’t help a great deal in this case.
For underwater pipeline construction, a water-inflated bladder dam such as the Aqua-Barrier offers a faster, cheaper, cleaner solution than most go-to barriers. An inflatable cofferdam can even reduce waste during your project. Here’s why an inflatable barrier is an ideal choice for a pipeline construction project.
Fast, Easy Installation and Removal
A steel cofferdam or wall of sandbags requires at least a full workday or longer to set up, costing you valuable time and allowing any damage to worsen. On the other hand, an Aqua-Barrier can be unrolled and inflated to its full capacity in much less time. It’s also fully portable! Once you’re done at one construction site, deflate your cofferdam and move on to the next one.
Keep Costs Low
Since an inflatable cofferdam is reusable, you won’t have to invest in a new barrier for each construction project. Just buy a new cofferdam and use it for years to come. Not only will you save money over time, but you’ll save on your initial purchase as well. An Aqua-Barrier typically costs about half the price as its steel or concrete cousins!
Pro Tip: Use a cost calculator to see how much you’ll be saving by choosing an inflatable cofferdam rather than a steel or concrete barrier.
Compared to sandbags or traditional cofferdams, an Aqua-Barrier is surprisingly environmentally friendly. Just fill it up with the very water you’re barricading against, and drain it when your project is finished. There’s no trash or hazardous waste to haul away as sandbags would produce. An inflatable cofferdam is one dewatering solution you don’t have to clean up after!
The Perfect Dewatering Solution
For a pipeline construction project, the Aqua-Barrier presents a fully portable, reusable, eco-friendly solution. The strong vinyl material will withstand huge amounts of pressure and obstacles. No cofferdam presents an easier installation method. What more could a construction crew ask for?
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An inflatable cofferdam such as the Aqua-Barrier provides a simple, low-cost way to guard against excess water. The barrier can be installed in anticipation of a flood, as a dewatering method, or to help curb the flow of water. Today, we’ll be looking at the proper cofferdam installation methods for all three primary scenarios.
Installing the Aqua-Barrier
The Aqua-Barrier provides excellent protection against flood waters or water around a construction site. However, as with any type of cofferdam, it must be properly installed to work correctly. The three scenarios in which an inflatable cofferdam is usually deployed are as follows:
- Dry surface installation
- Static water installation
- Dynamic water installation
1) Dry Surface Installation
To install the Aqua-Barrier on a dry surface, simply unroll it around the area you want to protect and inflate the cofferdam with water to its desired height. That’s it!
Installing the cofferdam on a dry surface is usually done as a preventive measure if flooding is anticipated. For particularly nasty floods, it’s recommended to inflate the Aqua-Barrier to its maximum height of about six feet. Don’t let even a drop of water get through.
Pro Tip: Smooth out the area your Aqua-Barrier will lie on as much as possible. While the vinyl is strong, obstructions could be problematic.
2) Static Water Installation
You would use this installation method to install the Aqua-Barrier in a body of stagnant water, such as a swimming pool. Unroll the Aqua-Barrier across the surface of the water and float it to its desired position. Once the cofferdam is in place, begin pumping in water. The cofferdam will inflate downwards into the body of water and provide a sturdy barrier.
For more details on installing the Aqua-Barrier in static water, check out these instructions.
3) Dynamic Water Installation
For construction projects such as pipeline repair, you’ll have to install the Aqua-Barrier in moving water. Start by positioning one end of the cofferdam in place with heavy equipment, like a backhoe, and anchor the other end to the shoreline. Inflate the bladder from the flowing water until it’s sufficiently blocked and you can begin work.
Using an Inflatable Cofferdam Properly
An Aqua-Barrier is the quickest, safest, and most cost-effective way to ensure that your property stays flood-free and your construction projects aren’t overrun with water. If you take the time to properly install your bladder dam, you’ll never have to worry about leaks or flooding.
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Pipeline construction or repair presents its own unique set of challenges. This is particularly true if the pipe is underwater. To create a clean and safe workspace, your construction group has to completely dewater the area before work can begin.
The Aqua-Barrier, an inflatable bladder dam, presents a perfect solution for all your pipeline construction needs. It’s far more affordable than most dewatering solutions on the market today, in addition to requiring far less time to set up and tear down. Here’s how the Aqua-Barrier can make your pipeline construction project go faster.
Quick Installation and Removal
Traditional cofferdams or other water barriers can take days to assemble and require additional time to remove the water. With an Aqua-Barrier, installation takes just a few hours. Better yet, the water you need to remove is stored inside the inflatable dam itself! Reduce both your time commitment and your environmental impact with an inflatable cofferdam.
Most traditional dewatering methods or flood barriers are single-use. A traditional steel cofferdam in particular has to be completely disassembled and the materials hauled away once the project is complete. Fortunately, an Aqua-Barrier can be used multiple times. After the initial purchase, you shouldn’t need a new one for a long time! Just deflate it, roll it up, and head to the next job when your pipeline construction is complete.
Pro Tip: If your company currently uses traditional dewatering methods, plug them into this cost calculator to see how much money you could be saving with an Aqua-Barrier instead.
Works with Any Construction Site
A fully inflated Aqua-Barrier can hold back up to six feet of water and silt, making it the ideal choice for a high-water area. Additionally, the cofferdam’s scrim-reinforced PVC material is durable and tear resistant, preventing most leaks and making repairs simple. The Aqua-Barrier can survive almost any problem your construction site can throw at it!
A Great Choice for Your Construction Job
An inflatable cofferdam can save you money on your construction project and reduce the time spent on a job. Plus, the same barrier will last you for plenty more jobs in the future without major maintenance. What more could you ask for in an inflatable dam?
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