In the wake of the St. Clair County flood Warnings You've probably heard about using sandbags to help prevent flooding in your home or business. Little did you know as with any prevention and protection there is a right way and a wrong way.
Sandbagging is an old flood prevention technique that's simple, but still effective. If the bags are not filled and stacked properly, though, they will be useless. Here are some tips and steps for the most effective way use sandbags:
- Only use sand in the bags:
- Try to use coarse sand:
- When building a sandbag wall, it's crucial for the bags to shape around each other tightly:
- Stagger the sandbags on top of one another:
- Set up your sandbags before flooding is anticipated: