Amazingly these 20 FloodSax came from this one cardboard box Amazingly these 20 FloodSax came from this one cardboard box FloodSax resemble large pillowcases in their dry state FloodSax resemble large pillowcases in their dry state FloodSax keep torrential floodwater out of homes and businesses FloodSax keep torrential floodwater out of homes and businesses

15 reasons why Brits use FloodSax alternative sandbags rather than traditional sandbags to prevent flooding inside and out

Flooding hits some part of the UK most weeks and as a nation we’ve traditionally turned to sandbags to try to keep the floodwater out of their homes and businesses.

According to the Association of British Insurers the average household flood claim is likely to be around £31,000 and £70,000 for a flooded business so it's vital everyone has flood prevention, flood control and flood resilience measures in place to deal with their own flood risk.

Traditional sandbags are far from the only answer and more and more people are turning to alternative sandbags called FloodSax which are space-saving to store as they are vacuum-packed and quick and easy to deploy.

Before they are activated FloodSax resemble pillowcases and are incredibly lightweight, amazingly weighing just a few ounces yet once expanded a row of standard 500mm by 450mm by 200mm FloodSax are strong enough to stop a powerful torrent of water in its tracks. Each row of FloodSax will keep around 20cms (8ins) of water out and have proved themselves as flood barriers time and again worldwide.

So here are the reasons why more and more Brits use them – almost 3 million FloodSax have been sold worldwide to help with flood prevention and flood mitigation.

  1. Local councils in the UK have no responsibility to provide sandbags so you are responsible for your own flood protection and sandbags are difficult to move and store.
  2. Sandbags must be replaced regularly costing thousands of pounds for big companies and authorities that need palletised sandbags ready all year round for any emergency.
  3. Sandbags can deteriorate if stored for a long time, especially in cold, damp warehouses.
  4. Sandbags are exceptionally unwieldy to lift and handle with all kinds of health, safety and manual handling technique problems for staff who have to use them at businesses.
  5. Sandbags are messy with the sand easily washed out and adding to all the damage if they burst.
  6. Sandbags are difficult and expensive to transport anywhere due to their weight. One box of 20 FloodSax is equal to 20 sandbags on a pallet.
  7. Sandbags need a lot of people to move any number of sandbags anywhere.
  8. FloodSax are easy to store and can be vacuumed-packed to save even more room.
  9. FloodSax are always there for peace of mind. No panic to buy sandbags if a flood is forecast so are ideal for instant flood management.
  10. FloodSax can be expanded in water right next to where you need them and stay taut until flood subsides.
  11. FloodSax are lightweight before they are used with the standard bag weighing just a few ounces so can be used by people who would not be able to lift sandbags.
  12. Thousands of FloodSax can be quickly transported in a van, saving on fuel, wages, manpower and the impact on the environment.
  13. FloodSax can be stored in small depots around the area, not one huge central store so can be taken even more quickly to the scene.
  14. FloodSax can be expanded and put down the toilet to block it from filthy water being forced up by the floodwater backing up through the drains and sewer.
  15. FloodSax are multi-functional and in their dry state can be used indoors to dry up leaks and spills, especially in hard-to-reach spaces such as beneath pipes and floorboards.

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