Big Bags USA is a rapid deployment barrier, an alternative to sandbags. We are pioneering ideas in disaster prevention and sandbag replacement that are fast, reliable and easy to integrate. Big Bags USA is designed for the highest demands without straining labor or resources, saving you time and money.
Our Big Bags USA systems consist of 5 heavy duty cubic yard bags, connected to form one unit. Each unit can be connected to one another to reach any desired length or height and remain open for filling.
Depending on deployment, the bags can be filled using any type of equipment: skid steers, back hoes, front end loaders, conveyor belt trucks, crane booms, and even cement mixers with the correct slurry. Simple and fast deployments are the core of effectiveness for the Big Bags USA barriers.
A single system is 3' wide, 15' long and 40" tall, forming a wall in just a few minutes by 2 men. One system is equal to over 750 regular sandbags and are filled in place in less than 10 minutes.
Stockpiling Big Bags USA barriers ahead of your next flood event will ensure protection will be on hand before the waters show up. For every dollar spent on preparedness, saves at least 4 dollars in recovery. The clean up is as simple as the deployment, saving time, manpower and money.
The systems can effectively be used most anywhere. The flexible design of no rigid bottom structure allows the Big Bags USA sandbags to conform to any sub-surface, making a water-tight seal. Thus, wherever a protective flood barrier is needed, tops of levees, in the streets, surrounding a building, sides of hills, over sewers, Big Bags USA sandbags can adapt to the topography.
Yes , for every layer you will go up, you would want an extra layer on the bottom, similar to a pyramid. This gives you the best defense where the most water pressure will be located.
Big Bags USA flood barrier can be placed at any angle required. When the systems are ‘snugged’ up against each other prior to filling, a water-tight seal is created. Encircling an area, equipment, buildings is a strategic way to utilize the flood barrier system if flood waters cannot be stopped or diverted in a given area.
Big Bags USA will last over 2200 hours of direct sunlight which will allow you to use them over and over again. We recommend keeping the fill material inside of the bags and use them for other projects or flood protection needs. Please ask us how to do this.