Lloyd Bag Company

Sandbag Supplier Ontario

Using sandbags to protect your home and business

Don’t wait until it’s too late to start planning flood prevention at your home or business. Now’s the time to design your disaster plan and stock your supply of sandbags. While sandbags won’t stop the flooding completely, they can help reduce the amount of water that finds its way onto your property. The following are some tips from Lloyd Bag- Ontario bag suppliers outlining how to make the most of sandbags in a disaster situation.

Where Should I Put Sandbags?

  • In order to reduce flooding in your building, we recommend that you place sandbags over floor wells and drains. This will help prevent the backflow of grey water into your home. Sandbags should also be placed in front of doorways and brickwork vents.
  • Most standard homes and buildings built on a concrete slab can be protected with less than 25 sandbags. lloyd Bag-Ontario bag suppliers recommend keeping 30 bags in your home at all times.
  • If your home is built on a foundation of fibro sheeting or timber, you may need to build a wall of sandbags in order to prevent moisture penetration.

How Do I Fill a Sandbag?

It’s important that you use only sand when filling sandbags. Do not, under any circumstance, use soil. Soil will absorb water, which will eventually leak into your home and cause damage. Lloyd Bag-Ontario bag supplier also recommend that you only fill your sandbags 2/3 full. Do not overfill the bag as then it may be too heavy to carry. A filled sandbag can weight upwards of 15 to 20 kilograms.

How Should I Lay Sandbags?

It’s important that you lay down a piece of plastic first before stacking your sandbags. This will form a water proofing membrane and improve your sandbags’ performance. From there, lay your sandbags like brickwork on top of the plastic sheeting. Always ensure that the filled end of the next bag covers the unfilled top part of the previous bag. Tuck under the flap of the last bag in order to end a row. Remember to stagger rows so that the joins do not line up.

Handling Instructions from Lloyd Bag- Ontario Bag Supplier

Burlap sandbags should only be used once. Remember to discard them after they have been exposed to flood waters and order new ones from Lloyd Bag- Ontario bag supplier. It’s important that you take extreme care when handling sandbags as well. Always remember to wear sturdy gloves to protect yourself from flood water debris and contaminants.

Expect the unexpected. Make sure your home or business is properly equipped with sandbags from Lloyd Bag Co. Contact your Ontario bag supplier today by calling 1-800-549-2247.

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