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AquaDams® are portable dams filled with onsite water that can be installed wherever needed to control, contain, or divert the flow of water on nearly any work site.


  • AquaDam sizes are customized to your project's requirements. Heights range from 1ft to 28ft. Single AquaDams can be manufactured up to 1200ft in length. AquaDams can be connected together by a patented coupling collar connection to form any required barrier length. Any length up to 1200ft can be custom fabricated with notice. 
  • The most environmentally friendly, EPA Safe Water Act Compliant, water-filled cofferdam. It won’t pollute the worksite or destroy the surrounding ecosystem. AquaDams isolate the sediment created by construction next to, or in, a body of water to prevent contamination.
  • AquaDams are made with watertight inner polyethylene tubes that are surrounded by a lightweight, heavy-duty geotextile woven polypropylene master tube, PP Webbing reinforced seams, and polyester thread. AquaDams contain no welded seams, making them the ideal choice for water containment.
  • Will conform to most surfaces, providing an excellent seal and keeping water seepage to a minimum. Seepage rates depend on ground conditions.
  • Large and small AquaDams can be used in conjunction with each other, making the possible configurations almost endless. They can be deployed in a straight line, to form turns, or to completely encircle an area. 

Aquadam Leads the Way

 We proudly produce the tallest (28ft) and longest (1200ft) water filled barriers in the world! 

Real history

 For over 30 years AquaDam has been revolutionizing the way water is diverted and controlled on construction worksites. AquaDams are light-weight, heavy-duty water filled barriers that are much less expensive, and more effective, than other cofferdam products. We have the most experience with temporary water-filled water control structures, period. 


 Our water filled flood barriers can meet the demands of a wide variety of protection requirements and site conditions. The AquaDam works by constraining water-tight tubes within a woven outer sleeve. In conjunction with the stability baffle, this design creates a temporary non-rolling water-filled barrier which is able to control up to ¾ of its height in flood water depth when filled. 

In your corner

 When water levels rise, critical infrastructure is put at risk. Climate change and increases in natural disasters are putting extra costs from water damage on local and state governments. Mitigate risk and costs by taking proactive measures and deploying AquaDam water-filled flood barriers before, during, and after events to protect valuable property. 

Not just Industrial

 AquaDams can mitigate flood damage by creating an impermeable barrier around homes and property. Installation is 10 times faster than sandbag dikes and requires much less manpower. Generally, 2 people and 2 pumps. AquaDams can be drained and stored for reuse, making them a great option for protection from annual snowmelt or rainy seasons. AquaDams have a high potential for reuse, but reuse is not guaranteed. Protect your home and investment with the innovative solution developed from over decades of experience. 



Aqua Dam Products


AquaDam® is a unique, patented idea, that uses water filled tubes to create aqua barriers and control water to prevent flooding. AquaDam® was originally designed as a method for blocking of streams for pipeline crossings. Using AquaDams to complete pipeline crossings is one of the most environmentally effective methods in use and is ideally suited to crossings involving large diameter pipelines. AquaDams are also ideal for flood control and been used effectively to prevent flooding and form aqua barriers for a number of communities. Finally, AquaDams are used for temporary water storage for areas stricken by drought or where wild fires are expected.

On-site requirements for AquaDam® installation require only portable pump and the usually abundant local water supply. This means AquaDam® is ideal for water control projects such as stream or lake bed construction diversions, aqua barriers, coffer damming, or environmental pollution confinement and silt control. AquaDam® provides fast, effective relief for tougher applications such as mud slides, hazardous waste control and flooding. AquaDam® is also an ideal choice for preventing overtopping of levees, which is the number one cause of levee failure.  Layfield's AquaDam® acts as a temporary portable cofferdam  that can be reused. Cofferdams of this type are stretched across the site, then inflated with water from the prospected dry area to create a dry working environment.  Cofferdams are excellent for creating water tight enclosures for repairs and exposing the bottom of a body of water for repairs.  

AquaDams are a patented idea that combines three or more polyethylene or woven geo-tech tubes and any available water supply. Two 'inner' tubes, contained by an outer 'master' tube, are pumped full of water simultaneously. Counter friction between the master and inner tubes results in a stable, non-rolling 'wall' or aqua barrier of contained water, which adjusts automatically to bottom terrain as the AquaDam® deploys. Within minutes, an impervious aqua barrier wall of solid AquaDams is formed.

A few of the more common uses include:

  1. Water diversions and aqua barriers during pipeline installation in and around rivers or standing water.
  2. Water containment during repairs on bridges, sewage systems and power plants.
  3. Easy, rapidly deployed to form an aqua barrier and flood control.
    Aqua Dams are used to block off streams for construction. Here a creek is blocked for a pipeline repair.
  4. Erosion control through diversion or containment of flowing water.
  5. Temporary reservoirs for water storage.
  6. Temporary cofferdams for containment of spilled materials.
  7. Silt containment and sediment collection.



  • Flood control dams can be made very quickly
  • Uses the available water to hold back floods
  • Deploy quickly with two people and a pump
  • Cheaper than sandbags to install and remove
  • Can be cleaned and reused



  • Special size 3 ft (0.9 m) high to hold back 28" (0.7m) of water
  • Used to protect property from flood waters
  • Can be used as a line along the edge of the river or flood source
  • Can use for individual perimeters around high value properties
  • To provide additional freeboard on existing dikes
  • Can be used to keep access roads open during floods

Product Description

 AquaDam® uses available flood waters to create an impermeable barrier to protect against flooding. AquaDam® tubes are 10 times faster to install than sandbags dikes and take far fewer people. This allows emergency response officials to concentrate volunteers on high visibility areas while using AquaDams to protect large areas from flooding. AquaDams are typically 25% cheaper than the cost of a similar sandbag dike. AquaDams are also inexpensive to remove and the dams can be drained and stored for reuse. The AquaDam® flood control dam is 3 ft (0.9m) high and can hold back 28" (0.7m) of flood water. It is estimated that 75% of flood damage is caused by less than 12" (300 mm) of water making AquaDam® flood control dams an effective tool for your emergency response team. For best results, an accurate prediction of the flood crest should be available. 

AquaDam in Action