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Quick Dam Sandless Sandbags

Item #: QD1224-6

Our price: $41.95


The lightweight and easy to store alternative to sandbags

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Our Price: $41.95


Quick Dam Sandless Bags contain a super absorbent powder that activates & swells when wet. Once activated (typically 5 minutes), the water is contained as a gel within the fabric, thus acting as a barrier. Gelled contents are not hazardous and nontoxic. One of the key features of these flood bags is their extended life of several weeks to months after being activated. The black non-woven durable fabric provides UV protection that prevents degradation of the inner absorbent, allowing the consumer to leave the flood bags in position for ongoing protection.

CAUTION: not for use with salt water

Features & Benefits:

  • No need for Sand or labor filling sandbags
  • Safe, Non hazardous & Non Toxic
  • Absorbs 4 gallons of water & grows to full size at 3.5" high in 5 minutes
  • Stack multiple bags to increase wall height
  • Lasts for up to 8 months of continuous use

Common Questions:

How do you activate them?

Lay them in position and wait for the rain, spray with a hose, dunk them in a bucket of water, lay them in a puddle or place them in a water source like a stream.

Do I have to add water?

Depending on your situation, you may pre-activate them or let the weather activate them. Quick Dams can be placed in position and wait for water to arrive. If a current of water is expected, partially activating them is recommended so that they don’t float away. If building a retaining wall is desired, pre-soaking & stacking them is recommended.

How long do Quick Dams last?

Un-activated: indefinite as long as kept dry, so store in their closed package until needed.

Activated: if left in position, they can last for 6-8 months.

Can I re-use them?

Yes, you can re-use them. Once activated, Quick Dams will remain active until the water evaporates, typically taking a several weeks for complete evaporation. If left in position, they will shrink while evaporating and grow when re-exposed to water.

They seem to shrink. Is that normal?

Yes, as the water evaporates, they will get smaller. If complete evaporation is desired, store Quick Dams in a dry environment. Over several weeks, Quick Dams will shrink & become crunchy. Once re-exposed to water, they will swell again.


Environmentally friendly content decomposes over time

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Additional Information

Weight 8 oz.
Items per pack 6
Dimensions 12” X 24” each activated bag
Key Feature Flood protection up to 3.5in high & then stackable
Origin Made in the U.S.A.

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