StormBags are a convenient and efficient alternative to traditional sandbags for flood and storm protection. These bags are designed to be lightweight and user-friendly. When dry, each StormBag weighs only one pound but can expand to weigh between 30 to 35 pounds once hydrated. The hydration process itself is simple: the bags can absorb approximately four gallons of water in a span of 3-5 minutes, negating the need for labor-intensive methods usually associated with filling traditional sandbags.
Noteworthy Approvals and Tests:
- Approved by the Department of Homeland Security
- FEMA Approved
- Tested by the Salt Lake City Bomb Squad and the National Guard
Material and Longevity:
- Comprised of biodegradable burlap and linen
- Non-toxic contents
- Can be dried out and stored for re-use after about two weeks in hot, dry conditions
- Will remain at full size indefinitely if continuously exposed to water
Unique Uses and Limitations:
- Suitable for use around trees and bushes for hydration during drought conditions
- Not suitable for use in salt water environments
- Measures 23″ x 13″ when dry and can grow to 6″ tall when hydrated
- Capable of soaking spills and sealing unwanted openings
The company also offers the StormTec Door Protection Kit aimed at safeguarding homes and businesses from wind-driven rain. This kit comes in four sizes designed for various door types, including single doors, double doors, single garage doors, and double garage doors. Each kit contains a 4 mil construction-grade plastic sheet, heavy-duty duct tape, a cutter for customization, and enough StormBags to protect the specified opening.
StormBags negate the need for cumbersome logistics often associated with traditional sandbags, such as the heavy equipment, manpower, and stockpiles of sand. Their lightweight and compact nature makes them easy to transport, offering a speedy solution for emergency scenarios where time is of the essence.