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Record Breaking Water Related Events Throughout The World

Record Breaking Water Related Events Throughout The World

Dam-It Dams inc. CofferdamsHere are Dam-It Dams Cofferdams, we pay attention to all things weather and hydro-logically related.

These are the most accurate record setting numbers available to us, as a vast majority of records set have been recorded post-1880. Any record weather occurrences prior to that time, which may or may not have been of greater note, will have been lost in history. Below is a list based upon the information we have at-hand of record breaking numbers, some astounding, in the world of water related events. One thing is for sure, the weather patterns are getting more destructive, and protecting yourself from dangerous weather is now becoming a much bigger concern.

Highest Storm Surge: in relation to Tropical Cyclone Mahina

Defined as a rising of the sea as a result of atmospheric pressure changes and wind associated with a storm.

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Current Storm Tracking

Current Storm Tracking In the wake of more recent storms that have developed into strong and deadly hurricanes this 2018 hurricane season, comes Xavier. Xavier is expected to remain at Tropical Storm status until it devolves back to a Tropical…

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Idea – Pool Winterization with Cofferdams

Dam-It Dams inc. CofferdamsIdea: Pool Winterization with Cofferdams

Whether in-ground or above-ground, outdoor pool winterization and repairs are painstaking, to say the least! There is so much to do that you begin to wonder if all the upkeep and cleaning and chemicals and level-checks justify the owning of a pool. Then comes the exciting season where there’s a nip in the air and colorful leaves begin to fall… directly into your pool.

Now’s the time when it’s flat-out cold outside, some of us have already experienced snow this week. If you’ve put off closing your pool, there’s a sudden rush to get it done before too much damage occurs, because frozen water expands.

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Flood Related Deaths and Flood Protection

Flood Related Deaths and Flood Protection

Flood protection - a cofferdam guarding a buildingFloods are considered to be one of the most dangerous weather events we encounter, and the trend of deaths due to floods continues to go up in numbers that are deeply concerning.

Though a good number of the deaths are directly related to unavoidable circumstances in the event of flooding, there is a notable amount that could be avoided. In many situations, people are attempting to escape rising water levels by driving through flooded roadways and getting trapped in currents that are moving quicker than anticipated. If there is moving water at all, no matter how slow it appears to be, it’s advised to avoid moving through that water at all costs. In 2018 so far, 66 people have died in U.S. Floods alone, with more than 50 of those deaths in vehicles.

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Types of Surface When Installing Cofferdams

Portable Cofferdam on a job siteTypes of Surface When Installing Cofferdams

Generally speaking, there are three different types of water conditions when it comes to construction and repair that could require the use of a cofferdam system by Dam-It Dams, Inc. Below we’ll provide descriptions for you, in order to help you better understand the various conditions.

Dry Installation

This condition is where there is no water present at the work site, therefore your dam can be installed more effortlessly. This condition allows for the easiest installation and breakdown of the cofferdam system while allowing for continued dry conditions.

Wet- Static Water Installation

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