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A: Quick Dam Flood Bags and Barriers are generally good for one season. The inner polymer holds onto water and then starts evaporating while it's drying out. If they get wet again they will reactivate. It is not recommended to cover them with soil as the soil may prevent enough water from reactivating them again. You can just leave them in position.
A: I use them to block my back door so water can't get into the house. If you are putting them on a slope, I think the water would be diverted in the way sandbags divert water.
A: As long as there is a path for water to flow, which is lower than the place that you have the dams, then yes these dams can divert the flow. Water will always follow the path of least resistance, and the dams may be used to guide the flow away from areas you want to protect.
A: Once they have expanded with water, I see no reason you couldn’t use these to divert water. They are only 3.5” high so it wouldn’t be best for fast flowing water that will go over the top of the Quick Dam.
A: These work great to divert water towards a specific area. I highly recommend! I especially like that they are effective and functional for more than just one use when we have rain every day in FL during hurricane season! No more filling up sandbags.
A: Yes, these will control up to 3.5in of water & divert water based on gravity & direction.
A: I’m not sure. If it were me I’d probably use plastic or rubber mats because cardboard maybe unreliable after getting wet.
A: Cardboard would not be recommended because the water would seep through. Also, the moisture from the barriers would eventually deteriorate the cardboard. It would be best to place them on a tarp or a plastic sheeting. This way the Barrier is still functional and seepage is negated.
A: I believe the instructions said to lay them out ( out of the sun) and that they would eventually dry. We did that then folded them & stored them in the event we would need them again.
A: Yes, these may be reused. Just leave them out until they are dry. The mats absorb a lot of water, so it will take a few weeks for all of water to evaporate. Once it evaporates, just roll the mat up, put it where you can find it, and it will be ready for next time. I may take up to a month for all of the water to evaporate.
A: The Flood Bags/Barriers tend to lean towards being a one time use item, but in some instances you may get another activation from them. The Flood Bags/Barriers can take a couple of months for the water to fully evaporate and for the bag/barrier to "dry out." The best way to help the deactivation process is to store them in an area that is dry, protected from moisture, humidity, and direct sunlight.