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How to prepare and effectively build a sandbags wall to protect you from floods using UK Sandbags.
Please start off by preparing the area by clearing and interfering objects.
To be extra cautious we can recommend a large sheet of plastic/ tarpaulin to be laid down over the area you are wanting to protect for example the doorway opening.
It’s always best to start at one end by laying the flood protection solutions ( In this case sandbags) down lengthways on top of the plastic sheet and working you way to the end of your wall.
Ensure that the top (unfilled) section of the sandbags is always covered by the bottom (heaviest section) of the next. When finishing off your first wall layer always tuck the end flap under the sandbag. This will secure the area.
When adding the next layer always make sure you stagger the rows so the joints do not match up just like a brick wall.
Homes and building built on a concrete slab normally use up to 25 sandbags however each property is different and may use more or less.
There is a wide range of flood protection products on the market however UK Sandbags provide a quality assured flood protection range for 2015. Please take a look at our latest flood defence products here.
If you are still struggling to build your wall effectively a member of our flood protection team is on hand to help. Give us a call on 01977232024 and a member of our team will be happy to walk you through our step by step guide.