20 x FloodSax Self-filling Bags (1 Case)
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FloodSax® are transformed from being as light as a pillowcase to as tough and heavy as sandbags within minutes. You can fit 20 FloodSax® into a cardboard box so they can be ready for action anytime, any place, anywhere.
WHEN floods strike you have little time to act.
FloodSax® are transformed from being as light as a pillowcase to become as tough and heavy as sandbags within minutes.
Twenty fit into a cardboard box so can be ready for action anytime, any place, anywhere unlike sandbags that need vast warehouse storage space, are heavy and expensive to shift and require huge manpower and lorries to get them to the scene. If you think councils will react quickly to a flooding emergency by providing you with sandbags you are, unfortunately, burying your head in the sand.
Countries worldwide are being devastated by floods and in the UK alone more than 5.5 million – or one in six properties – are at risk of flooding but anyone can face a flooding emergency in their home such as a burst pipe at any time.
The semi-porous inner liner within FloodSax® contains gelling polymer which absorb water to become taut in just over 3 minutes. Once the water is in there, it stays there and the bags act just like sandbags to keep floods at bay. They are designed so they mould into doorways to keep floodwater out.
In short, FloodSax® take away the risk and are incredibly easy to deploy.
Last year we saw devastating floods in the USA, Germany and the Czech Republic(Europe). In the UK over 5.5 million - or one in six properties - are at risk of flooding from all types of floods across England and Wales. The latest official climate change projections indicate rising sea levels and increasingly severe and frequent rainstorms with more flood risks.
|Easy to store||✓||✘|
|Can be vacuumed-packed||✓||✘|
|Thousands can be quickly transported in a van||✓||✘|
|Lightweight before they are used||✓||✘|
|Can be stored for a long time||✓||✘|
|Can be expanded at scene of a flood||✓||✘|
|Can be stored in small depots||✓||✘|
|Inflation Time||Max. 3 minutes|
|Weight before||200 grams|
|Weight After||Up to 23kg|
|Outer Fabric||Wool pulp fluff, superabsorbent polymer (sodium polacrylate, cross linked)|
|Flood Water Height||20 cm (8 inches)|
|Single External Doors||1 x Door Pack (which is a pack of 5) - 3 on the outside and 2 on the inside|
|Double External Doors (e.g. Patio)||2 x Door Pack (which is a pack of 10)|
|Air Bricks *||2 x FloddSax|
|Downstairs Toilets||1 x FloodSax|
|Garage doors - Single (3m width)||2 x Door Pack ( which is a pack of 10)|
|Garage doors - Double (6m width)||4 x Door Pack ( which is a pack of 20)|
|* Please remember old house have lower air bricks, newer house have higher and most house have a minimum of 2 air bricks.|
|Smallest pack = 5 x FloodSax® in a plastic sleeve||500 x 450 x 20mm||3.4 Kilos|
|Case = 20 Floodsax® = 4 packs of 5||600 x 460 x 360mm||16 Kilos|
|Pallet = 20 cases of Floodsax® of 20 = 400 Floodsax per pallet||1200 x 1000 x 2000mm||340 Kilos|
FloodSax® are exceptionally tough and can stop a powerful torrent of water in its tracks. Just look at the video of how they saved a Yorkshire company from being flooded and check out how this powerful water jet fails to shift Floodsax® and they have even been known to hold back the sea.
But they can also be vital in those little domestic emergencies. If you have a cracked pipe, your toilet has a blockage and is overflowing or water is pouring out of your bath, pop a FloodSax® under and it’ll soak up the water. If your washing machine has sprung a leak put a FloodSax® in front to stop it spreading. And after the flood has finished FloodSax® can play a vital role in the clean-up and recovery stage. Pop them on the floor and they will soak up all the filthy floodwater with each bag absorbing 22 litres.
And then there are times when you might want to divert water such as on this road where it was being pumped out of a flooded residential area and back into a pond or deep. British Waterways use them in canal locks undergoing renovation to keep water seeping in away from its staff carrying out the work. People use FloodSax® outside their homes to divert water away from airvents and directly down open manhole covers in to the sewers.
Imgine you own a business with equipment worth £360,000 at the mercy of torrential floodwater heading your way. What do you do? Find out what happened to this firm.
FloodSax® are endorsed by the National Disabled Fire Association and discover for yourself how easy they are to lift, handle and deploy to protect your property. Anyone can do it!
FloodSax® helped a family save their home from water damage caused by frightening flash flooding in suburban Moonee Ponds in Australia. Luckily they had a supply of FloodSax® on hand as they had no time to call for assistance. Old drainage systems were unable to cope with the extreme deluge, turning streets and lanes into rivers in a matter of minutes. The entire family helped to build a wall of FloodSax® by using the floodwater itself to ‘energise’ each bag and they stopped the torrent from wrecking their home.
Watch how a TV crew captures the moment FloodSax® are used to halt torrential floods in Colombia.
Presenters prove how FloodSax® beat sandbags when it comes to dealing with floods in the aftermath of a disaster as they prove on TV’s Disaster House.
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