Fig.5 SANDBAG STACKING AGAINST BUILDINGS
Fig.6 PYRAMID SANDBAG STACKING
Fig.7 DIRECTING DEBRIS AWAY FROM BUILDINGS
Fig. 8 CONTROLLING DEBRIS OR
STORM FLOWS IN STREETS
Fig. 9 DIRECTING FLOWS BETWEEN BUILDINGS
Fig.10 BUILDING PROTECTION
Fig.11 SLIDING GLASS DOOR SEALING
- Sandbags will not seal out water.
- Sand and soil filled burlap sandbags
deteriorate when exposed for several months to continued wetting and
drying. If bags are placed too early, they may not be effective when
- Sandbags are basically for low-flow
protection (up to 2 feet). Protection from higher flows require a more
permanent type of structure.
Do not use straw or bales of hay in lieu of sandbags. They do not perform as well as sandbags and may be washed away.