- Temporary Dams
- Environmental Spill Control
- Mudslide Containment Barriers
- Landslide/Rockslide Prevention Systems
- Erosion Control Products
- Gravity Retaining Walls
- Temporary Levee
One of the fastest and most stable temporary dams you can install is the Barrier Force® barrier system, constructed of high-strength woven fabric in a pentagon shape that incorporates baffles and common partitions within the bag sections. Folded in an accordion style, the Barrier Force® barriers make it easy to deploy rapidly with our Man Portable Deployment Unit, or MPDU, and with minimal manpower, these temporary or permanent Barrier Force® barriers can be filled with sand, dirt, cement, gravel, and other recommended materials based entirely on your needs. Installation is faster than traditional sandbags and more effective, and with the ability to be installed on top of all types of terrain, our Barrier Force barriers can effectively handle all of your temporary dam needs.
Environmental Spill Control
Chemical spills, sewage, and other liquid waste can be harmful to human health, other living organisms, and the environment, yet it is possible for a spill to happen in almost any city. If you or your business is involved with potentially harmful liquids, a pollution-control plan should be ready to execute at any time, and part of that plan can include pollution control and containment using the Barrier Force® cellular containment system.
Sediment and mounds of mud resulting after a flood can possibly contain contaminants that are hazardous to human health and the environment. Sometimes, mud and heavy sediment can be mixed with sewage matter or industrial chemicals, making proper containment and disposal especially critical, and there have reportedly been incidents where free-flowing storm water carried waste products, chemicals, and other pollutants into residential areas. Barrier Force® barriers can be used to contain and control the flow of storm water.
If your business is involved in using, storing, or manufacturing liquids with possible environmental danger implications, then a spill-containment defense system should be part of your emergency response plan. The Barrier Force® spill-containment system can help contain spills and protect your property against any devastating effects that an environmental spill may cause.
Environmental spill control and spill protection with a Barrier Force® defense containment system is a quick and easy method to help you get a situation under control. Our high-strength bags are connected together to form a continuous length of barrier, typically in 100-foot segments, which are then installed side by side to create any length of containment protection. The bags are mounted on a Man Portable Deployment Unit, or MPDU, and filled with dirt, sand, or other recommended material and can also be stacked on top of each other to meet any height requirement.
Mudslide Containment Barriers
Mudslides develop when water rapidly collects in the ground, resulting in a surge of water-soaked rock, earth, and debris. Mudslides normally begin on steep slopes and are triggered by natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tropical storms. Like a fast-moving landslide and typically caused by heavy rains, earthquakes, and storms, mudslides take place when water accumulates fast on sloping ground and must be well-prepared for to prevent serious damage.
One of the fastest mudslide containment barriers you can install is the Barrier Force system, constructed of high-strength woven fabric in a pentagon shape that incorporates baffles and common partitions within the bag sections. Folded in an accordion style, the Barrier Force® barriers make it easy to deploy rapidly with our Man Portable Deployment Unit, or MPDU, and with minimal manpower, these temporary or permanent Barrier Force® barriers can be filled with sand, dirt, cement, gravel, and other recommended materials based entirely on your needs. Installation is faster than traditional sandbags and more effective, and with the ability to be installed on top of all types of terrain that are somewhat level, they are also useful for fighting floods, erosion control, environmental pollution control, and infrastructure protection.
Landslide/Rockslide Prevention Systems
Landslides are a geological phenomenon involving vast amounts of land movement that is sometimes subtle but can be triggered over time or due to one specific event, such as a storm or earthquake. Preparation rather than deflection is the key to lessening the harm of landslides and rockslides by installing a temporary or permanent barrier to protect people and property.
Barrier Force® barrier systems provide the protection you need with their pentagon shape and high-strength textile material. The individual bags are connected together and chambered to form a continuous length of barrier, typically in 100-foot segments, which can be linked together to form a barrier of practically any length.
The bag segments unfold accordion style and are mounted on our Man Portable Deployment Unit, or MPDU, before being filled with sand, dirt, gravel, soil, cement, or other recommended material depending on the situation.
Erosion Control Products
Erosion is a natural process moving solids such as sediment, rock, and other particles from their original source to another location. This normally results from wind, water currents, melting snow, and sloping terrain, and while a certain amount of erosion is beneficial for the environment, exaggerated amounts due to human factors such as deforestation and construction need to be curtailed. Because of forest fires or other events, some areas are more prone to erosion than others, and should have erosion-control barriers installed to protect and prevent unnecessary erosion.
Barrier Force® containment systems provide a solid barrier for erosion control with rapidly deployable cellular containment systems used where a secure container barrier system is needed. Barrier Force® erosion-control barriers can be temporary or permanent, and are filled with sand, dirt, or other recommended material while always remaining versatile and stackable to meet the height requirement of your projects. Barrier Force® systems are also used to build earthquake-safe walls, safety barriers, water-control barriers, and gravity walls.
Gravity Retaining Walls
A gravity wall using Barrier Force® barriers prevents the downslope movement of soil or rocks that lead to significant damage to buildings, structures, and other property. Gravity retaining walls can be temporary when filled with dirt, sand, or other recommended material, but when you need a permanent gravity wall to hold back soil or rocks from causing damage to property, fill the Barrier Force® containment system with cement. Walls made with the Barrier Force® system prevent land erosion, and can last for ten years or more depending on the severity of the weather where they are installed.
Barrier Force® gravity retaining walls are a series of high-strength pentagon-shaped bags or cells manufactured side by side in 100-foot-long segments in an accordion-like fashion, making them easy to store, deploy, and fill. The Barrier Force® containment bags are placed on a Man Portable Deployment Unit, or MPDU, and filled using an excavator on tracks or a front-end loader. Each segment is placed side by side to create any length desired, and can be stacked on top of each other to meet your height requirements. The Barrier Force® barriers have been used extensively in the United States wherever a secure containment system is needed for flood control, erosion control, safety barriers, and other uses.
Levees are usually built by piling mounds of earth on a level surface and are typically broader at the base before tapering off to a narrower and level top. Levees require protection from erosion, often accomplished by planting vegetation to make the earth bind with roots of the vegetation. Erosion from water in the form of waves or currents is also a threat, but reinforcing the structure with Barrier Force® containment barriers can prevent levee breaks.
Levee heights can easily be increased with the cost-efficient and labor-efficient Barrier Force® cellular containment barrier systems and can be used for levee armoring, levee elevating, to build retaining walls and for spill containment. Some states have implemented a levee repair program, by which experts identify areas where levees are damaged or weak. Levees are the target of wind and water erosion and should be carefully monitored in order to ensure their ability to contain an increase of water level, be it in a river or on the coast. These barriers are useful during the time period when levees require repairs but are impeded by bad weather and other conditions that hamper the repair process.
Barrier Force® barrier systems are a fast and easy method to contain flooding. The bags are mounted on a Man Portable Deployment Unit and filled with dirt, sand, or other recommended material, depending on the needs of each client and whether the structure will be permanent or temporary. Barrier Force barriers make a versatile and formidable structure for levee breaks.