Quick Dam Flood Barriers & Flood Prevention Products
At Toolstop, we understand the importance of safeguarding your home and business from the devastating effects of floods. With our Quick Dam flood protection products, you'll be well-prepared to face the worst of flood-related challenges. Quick Dams are more than just sandless sandbags; they're a revolutionary flood prevention solution that effectively shields against flash floods, severe storms, rising rivers, and household leaks. Allow us to introduce you to the world of Quick Dam and how it can be your lifeline when it comes to flood protection.
What are Quick Dams?
Quick Dams are not your typical sandbags. Instead, they contain a super absorbent polymer, similar to what's found in baby nappies, that reacts and swells upon contact with water. This innovation transforms them into a highly effective water containment system. Once activated (usually within 10 minutes), the water is encapsulated as a gel within the fabric, forming an impenetrable barrier.
How to Activate Quick Dams?
The versatility of Quick Dams is unmatched. To activate them, simply lay them in the desired position and wait for the rain, spray them with a hose, immerse them in a bucket of water, place them in a puddle, or position them in a freshwater source like a stream. Depending on your situation, you can pre-activate them or allow the natural weather conditions to activate them. Please note that Quick Dams are not suitable for use with saltwater.
Long-Lasting and Reusable
Quick Dams offer lasting protection. When unactivated, they have an indefinite shelf life, as long as they are kept dry in their closed packaging. Once activated, they can remain effective for 6-12 months. The best part is that they are reusable! Quick Dams stay active until the water evaporates, which typically takes several weeks. They will shrink during evaporation and expand when re-exposed to wate, and they can be disposed of in the trash. The polymer contents will degrade with UV exposure, pressure, and time, leaving an empty pouch that can be easily discarded.
Why Choose Quick Dams Over Traditional Sandbags?
Quick Dams provide a more efficient and convenient alternative to traditional sandbags. They are compact, ready for immediate deployment, and can be stored until needed without the labourious task of filling sandbags manually. Compared to standard sandbags, Quick Dams are a practical, space-saving solution.
The Importance of Flood Protection
In the UK, the average flood claim payout is a staggering £31,000. It's crucial to recognise that local councils have no legal obligation to provide flood protection, leaving homeowners and businesses responsible for finding their own solutions. This is why Quick Dams are an essential investment in your flood protection strategy. Toolstop stocks both flood bags and flood barriers. Our flood barriers are longer, designed to effectively divert floodwaters. Both options are available in various sizes to suit your needs. Find out more about how Quick Dams can help homeowners in the UK cope with rising flood insurance costs in our blog.
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