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