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.
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 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 in this canal lock that was being restored by British Waterways workers.
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