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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Best 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.
How the Aqua-Barrier® Compares to Other Temporary Cofferdams
Safe and reliable: The patented internal baffle provides the most stable and safe system on the market
Engineering: Aqua-Barriers are backed by engineering data (Master Spec, Engineer Stamp, Aqua comp Software)
Convenience: Manufacturing – Sales – Service – Repair … all in one place by a TEAM that has almost 50 years of experience cumulatively
Versatile: restrain water, contain water, divert water, frac and hydra testing, flood protection, erosion control, turbidity — we have done it all !
Unique qualities: No other water inflated dam has a patented internal baffle. It is unique to Aqua-Barrier and Hydrological Solution’s products as are the fittings and accessories
Reusable: Aqua-Barriers are designed for multiple uses and are infield repairable without replacement components
Labor reduction: The exclusive accessories – lifting loops / fill ports / drain ports / work in combination to reduce man-hours which results in savings during install and removal
World-Wide: Our products are sold world-wide and all are made in the USA
Service: our TEAM responds quickly to serve you with minimal wait time and that service does not end at POS – we are available throughout your project to give you the benefit of our experience and knowledge.
Our Aqua-Barrier® temporary cofferdams are best in class and work well for various industries. Contact us to learn more about how our system can benefit your next dewatering project.
The Water-Inflated Cofferdam: A Dewatering Solution For Many Industries
5 Key Benefits of a Water Filled Cofferdam
Hydrological Solutions provides industrial products to meet and exceed the demands of a variety of dewatering projects. But what does dewatering actually mean? And how is it used in an industrial setting?
Dewatering rom solid material or soil. The methods of dewatering vary based on need and specifications for each project. In order to complete a successful dewatering project, the area needs to have a perimeter around it to secure the area inside to prevent (additional) water to come inside.
Dewatering projects come in all shapes and sizes. Hydrological Solutions’ Aqua Barrier Cofferdam provides a multi-purpose solution to:
With an inflatable dam, large boulders and rocky surfaces were not a problem! Cofferdams come in many sizes allowing you to work in water up to 6 feet deep. An inflatable dam can be installed quickly giving you the edge on competing bidders. If you are currently searching for a cost effective way to dewater an area to prevent invasive water from entering the job site, our flood barriers were designed to meet those needs.
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What is a Cofferdam?
A Cofferdam is one of the best watertight structures specially designed to help construction projects and buildings in a particular region that are usually submerged, like piers and bridges. With exclusive features, the excellent construction permits workers to enact repairs, build structural supports and perform some other jobs in a hassle-free and dry environment. If the construction is not installed properly, then it may create more hazards to the workers. In order to avoid dangerous issues, engineering advancements create a unique work setting and protect the workers properly.
There are several kinds of materials used to create a cofferdam. It is a temporary structure, but it has the capability to hold water back from the particular work area. Along with this, it also has specialized features to withstand greater pressure. The basic cofferdam utilizes sheet metal in order to create an effective watertight wall which can be very expensive and time consuming to install. Other types are built from concrete or wood and other prefer double walled techniques along with filler. There is a wide array of cofferdam constructions available including braced, rockfill, double wall, earth embankment, cantilever sheet pile and cellular cofferdams.
Highlights Of Inflatable Dams
Inflatable cofferdams are more beneficial than any other dam. Hydrological Solutions puts our entire efforts into their design. Our Aqua-Barrier Cofferdams are greatly supported by wide-ranging engineering analysis. The dams are purely custom designed to integrate seamless construction, curtailed stress concentrations, superior clamping, zero or minimal creases and robust flow division control. We design the aqua barrier by using high-strength and powerful fabrics with weather and abrasion resistance features.
Most builders prefer our inflatable dams because they are quick and easy to install and are a cost-effective way for controlling the water flow in an easier and convenient manner. Contact us today for more information or a free quote!