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Is the Aqua-Barrier® the Dewatering Solution You Need?

Is the Aqua-Barrier® the Dewatering Solution You Need?

Is the Aqua-Barrier® the Dewatering Solution You Need?

Inflatable bladder dams are flexible, eco-friendly and quick to use. Most systems are installed in just one day, ensuring that you stay on schedule. No more putting projects on hold while you wait for costly dewatering. Time is money, and with an inflatable bladder dam, you can save both.

Aqua-Barrier®: The Ideal Dewatering Solution

Flexible, inflatable bladder dams are the tool of choice for dewatering. They’re easy to inflate, repair and are completely reusable. Aqua-Barrier® inflatable bladder dams are the most cost-effective way to dewater your site.  This prevents water from reentering the job site during construction. That is just one of the distinct differences that set the Aqua-Barrier® apart from other dewatering solutions.

1) Superior Construction

The Aqua-Barrier® consists of industrial grade vinyl coated polyester. This fabric features a base of woven polyester between two layers of flexible polyvinyl chloride. The result is a durable, strong material made to withstand harsh conditions and a variety of terrains. This material allows for easy repairs, is reusable, and can be stored compactly.

2) Innovative Stabilization Method

Aqua-Barrier® inflatable bladder dams use internal baffles that lock into place when the barrier is exposed to uneven water pressure. (This occurs as water drains from the worksite.) The amount of inflated barrier above the water level is called freeboard. To ensure stability, there should be at least 25% freeboard.  Aqua-Barriers® will shift to stabilize when exposed to uneven water pressure. In some cases, weak soil or hazardous conditions may require additional freeboard.  

3) Sizes for Every Scenario

Whether you’re working on a small residential boat ramp or large bridge, the Aqua-Barrier inflatable bladder dam can work for you.  They come in a variety of sizes, which makes it a versatile product for your worksite.

4) Easy Installation

Bladder dams are easy to install, no matter if you have no water, standing water, or moving water.  Installation calls for minimal manpower and machinery.  Inflatable bladder dams are easy to remove when dewatering is complete.  

Staying Competitive

Construction projects operate on tight schedules with firm deadlines.  Delays not only set the project behind but set the budget back as well.  With the Aqua-Barrier® inflatable bladder dam there is minimal installation time, and removal leaves no trace of the device. It’s a simple solution to a big problem!

You can spend days hauling sandbags and dirt to your worksite, or you can Contact Us to learn more about inflatable bladder dams.

Hydrological Solutions is Now HSI Services, Inc!

Hydrological Solutions is Now HSI Services, Inc!

Hydrological Solutions is proud to announce we have rebranded as HSI Services, Inc! With over 20 years of experience behind us, we offer water management expertise for various industries. More than a simple name change, we are excited to provide you our streamlined services and new products. HSI Services is ready to help with all your flood protection and dewatering needs.

About HSI Services, Inc.

HSI Services is dedicated to supporting our clients in achieving their objectives. We strive to provide the highest quality products and client services. We are committed to ongoing research and development to improve our existing products and develop new products to serve our client’s needs. Our objective is to offer the safest, most effective temporary cofferdams and flood barriers available to the industries we service.

What’s New

We have made our Aqua-Barrier Cofferdams and Water Inflated Property Protector (WIPP) even better with key enhancements and upgrades. In addition, we now also offer various other products and accessories to fully equip you for all your water management needs.

1) Improved Products

Our temporary cofferdams now feature a stronger, heavier fabric. We have also instituted superior quality assurance equipment to refine our material testing process. Our repair process has also been evaluated and improved.

2) Regional Equipment Rental

Check out our new regional equipment rental service featuring items such as water pumps, air compressors, light stands, and blast pots. These products make HSI Services your one-stop shop for dewatering and flood protection.

3) Accessories

You can also now find accessory features with us such as floatable fittings, reflective safety strips, and patented lifting loops.  Your safety is important to us, so we offer the tools you need to get the job done right.

Superior Products

Our inflatable cofferdams remain the best in the market. We only use the highest quality materials, and all our products are reusable. For the best dewatering and flood protection solutions, choose HSI Services.

Read more on the Distinct Differences page on our website.

Ready to Serve You

At HSI Services, 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.

To learn more about our temporary cofferdams and rental equipment, Contact Us.

Water Diversion with Aqua-Barrier®  Temporary Cofferdams

Water Diversion with Aqua-Barrier® Temporary Cofferdams

pump-aroundWorking on a construction gig that requires you to dewater a worksite? As you know, not all dewatering jobs are the same. Sometimes you can completely block off the water for the duration of your project and others you will need to create a diversion to keep the water flowing smoothly while you work. Often dewatering projects require cofferdams to be installed bank-to-bank across streams, rivers, or similar small bodies of water. Since these bodies of water cannot be fully blocked, water must be diverted to maintain a healthy flow.  

Water Diversion for Streams, Rivers, and other Bodies of Water

Hydrological Solutions has had many years of success with using diversion pipes and by-pass pumps along with Aqua-Barrier® cofferdams to safely redirect water at construction sites in or near streams, rivers and other bodies of water.  

Used by Contractors All Over the World

Contractors and project managers love the versatility of the Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam system and continue to successfully deploy the water-inflated dams with diversion for many projects all over the world.  This combo comes in a variety of sizes to fit the needs of different construction sites. Cofferdams and diversion pipes can also be set up in numerous formations depending on the shape of your worksite.  

Most Cost-Ediversion-with-intake-installedffective Solution for Dewatering with Water Diversion

Quick and easy to deploy, the Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam system has saved many contractors both valuable time and money.  Because time is money in the construction industry, this has quickly become the most cost-effective dewatering solution with water diversion in the world.

Learn More

If you and your crew often work on sites that require dewatering with diversion, the Aqua-Barrier® may be just what you’ve been looking for. Contact us to learn more about this innovative dewatering solution and find out which formation will work best for your next project.

A Versatile Summertime Dewatering Solution

A Versatile Summertime Dewatering Solution

Summertime Dewatering with Aqua-Barrier®Although summer is quickly fading into fall, the season’s naturally low water levels have yet to return to normal. Dewatering your worksite when water levels are low may seem like a job for sandbags. But there’s a much better solution. Many contractors rely on water-inflated cofferdams, even for smaller jobs like summertime dewatering.

The Aqua-Barrier® temporary cofferdam may seem like a bigger solution than you need. You have probably seen the Aqua-Barrier® being deployed for much larger projects. The enormity of this water-inflated cofferdam solution may seem overpowering for smaller projects with low water levels. The good news is that this dewatering tool comes in various sizes, making it the best dewatering solution on the market, no matter the project size. The Aqua-Barrier® is a great solution for dewatering construction sites, summertime flood control, and general water containment.

Water Containment with Aqua-Barrier®The Versatility of the Aqua-Barrier® Temporary Cofferdam

The Aqua-Barrier® water-inflated cofferdam was designed with flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and ease of use in mind. Not only is this method reusable and easy to deploy, but the various sizes available make it ideal for any project.

The Aqua-Barriers® you rent will depend on the size and shape of your project. Choose from the following:

Available Heights:

  • 2ft
  • 4ft
  • 6ft
  • 8ft

Available Lengths:

  • 25ft
  • 50ft
  • 75ft
  • 100ft

Custom heights and widths are also available for purchase and barriers can be connected to fit any work area.

Aqua-Barriers®, by design, are a very versatile solution making them ideal for various projects, even where water levels are lower than usual. Whether you need a summertime dewatering method, flood control or water containment, the Aqua-Barrier® has you covered.

Summertime Dewatering

Across the country water levels are lower in the summer months.  Lower water levels do not decrease the importance of controlling the hydraulic environment of your construction site. The choice is yours – avoid a potentially costly delay by trading labor intensive sandbags for easy to install Aqua-Barriers®.  As you know, sandbags can take hours to install.  On the other hand, an Aqua-Barrier® is much easier to deploy. For small jobs Aqua-Barriers® can be can be installed manually.  For larger jobs, Aqua-Barriers® will require some heavy lifting machinery, but a hundred-foot-long six-foot tall wall is approximately 1% the weight of a traditional sandbag wall of the same size.

Summertime Flood Control

Flood Control with Aqua-Barrier®Aqua-Barrier® offers several distinct advantages over sandbags for flood control.  You don’t always have days to prepare for a flood.  A 6×100 foot sandbag wall requires over 617,500 pounds of sandbags, which need over 617 cubic yards of storage. By comparison, a 6×100 foot Aqua-Barrier® wall is only 1,098 pounds before inflation and requires only 16 cubic feet of storage.  Once floodwaters have contaminated sandbags, they need Hazmat procedures for removal, adding a costly and time-intensive element to cleanup.

Water Containment

Even with lower water levels, many construction projects require water containment.  Sandbags are a multipurpose tool not specifically designed for water containment. They are not water tight by design, and that can result in unwanted water in your worksite. On the other hand, the Aqua-Barrier® is specifically designed for water containment, using a sophisticated internal baffle system that locks into place when introduced to uneven water pressure. The Aqua-Barrier® system can be used to contain both moving and standing water.  One of the most popular ways that it is used for summertime water containment is during pool maintenance and repair.

Aqua-Barrier® the Superior Choice

In these dryer months, many contractors make the misguided decision to use sandbags.   Sandbags are less efficient, environmentally unsafe and costly to dispose of.   The benefits of Aqua-Barriers® aren’t only for construction sites with deep water; temporary cofferdams are the most ideal solution for construction site dewatering (and more!) in all seasons.  Contact us to learn more about using the Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam system for summertime dewatering and find out which size is most appropriate for your project.

Aqua-Barrier®: Your Environmentally Friendly Dewatering Method

Environmentally Friendly Dewatering Method: Aqua-Barrier®Social consciousness about the environment has never been stronger and you can see it reflected in the media, social media, and legislation. You may feel a personal responsibility as a global citizen, want to protect your public reputation, or you may just want to make sure you are compliant with current regulation. No matter how you look at it, it’s in your best interest to be environmentally conscious with every aspect of your projects. Aqua-Barrier® is your key to an environmentally friendly dewatering solution. Consider the following:

Your Next Project’s Environmentally Friendly Dewatering Method

Dewatering a project site causes a considerable disruption to the local ecosystem and can harm the wildlife if not done properly. Aqua-Barrier® is an easy-to-install water-filled cofferdam that makes your dewatering process environmentally friendly for you. Here’s how:

  • The water you need to displace is used to fill the barriers, so no foreign material needs to be brought in to the worksite.
  • Nothing below the surface is affected because Aqua-Barrier® sits on top of the surface.
  • At the end of the project, the displaced water is simply drained back into its place of origin leaving behind no debris to clean up.
  • The barrier material is non permeable, allowing nothing to leak through the barrier membrane.
  • The barrier material is “soft” in nature, no sharp edges that could be harmful to plant and wildlife.
  • Aqua-Barrier© can be installed by hand to further minimize the environmental impact.
  • Aqua-Barrier© installation requires less fuel and energy than conventional cofferdams, making them the eco-friendliest dewatering solution.

Aqua-Barrier®: Environmentally Friendly Dewatering MethodBest for the Environment, Best for You

The Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam takes all the work out of making your dewatering process eco-friendly while saving you money and time. Hydrological Solutions specializes in cost effective and environmentally friendly temporary cofferdams in the construction industry using water inflated dams including the Aqua-Barrier®. To learn more about environmentally friendly dewatering methods, Contact Us.