As the risk of stormwater damage increases across the country, the need to determine a plan of action for protecting your property should already be in place.  Most people who purchase the WATERBAG have been through the drill of sandbagging before, which is why the WATERBAG is the #1 alternative-sandbag device available. 

Whether or not you're a novice or a seasoned veteran dealing with stormwater hazards. any responsible agency is going to tell you the best way to protect your property is to divert storm water and debris away from what needs protection.  We at the WATERBAG whole-heartedly agree with the diversion method with the added consideration of NO ADVERSE EFFECT.  

We all know water will travel downhill seeking the path of least resistance.  Try not to let the water conditions faced by your property create problems for others.  Collaborate and work with your neighbors who share the same water course and together with the WATERBAG, create a wall of resistance where stormwater, slurry and debris will have no other choice than to seek another course.  

Click on the drawings to the right to view the most common diversion problems faced by most homeowners.  Naturally your property and situation will vary.  However, using common sense and your knowledge of the property being protected, most general diversion issues can be addressed.  If you have a unique situation or if you just need additional general help, please contact us at consumerprotjects@thewaterbag.com. We're here to help.  

Always remember with sandbags, an inadequate supply or improperly-placed sandbags may cause more damage than if they had not been used at all.  

To Dam or To Divert ! That is the question?
Doorways-Entryways.  This example is a barrier method to stop rising water from seeking any entryway.  Make sure your protection extends past both side of  the entryway or opening.
Knowledge of property being protected is a key eliment.  Always try to channel water toward non erosive areas or natural watercourse.  Like downsloping driveways, streets or other natural watersheds.
Hillside run off-Example of diverting the numerous threats presented and channeling them toward a natural watershed.
Driveway or front of house.  This example creates a funtional barrier that enables stormwater runoff to continue in the direction its heading without allowing it to scour another path. Into your property.
Down slope- If the property in question is below the fall line.  Diversion should take place at the crest or top of the  fall zone.  If that is not possible then the diversion barrier should be placed as close to the structure as possible.
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