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Basement Flooding

using cofferdams to protect your basement from floodingBasement Flooding

Many residents are fortunate enough to not have to deal with flooding, but for those unfortunate few who have had to deal with the devastating aftermath of their belongings and structure being irreparably damaged, the word “flood” brings feelings of dread. Imagine converting your concrete walls and floor into a wonderful, comfortable, cozy living space, and the ground water rises and seeps through your (mostly) finished walls, demolishing your living space. With a cofferdam, none of this has to happen.

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Hurricane Chris

Cofferdam Protection - Hurricane ChrisHurricane Chris

In the Atlantic Ocean, a rapidly strengthening hurricane is taking form and creating a source of serious concern for east coast residents. Hurricane Chris has officially become a Category 2 hurricane with winds of over 105 mph but is expected to continue in its acceleration for another 18+ hours. This is the second hurricane in the 2018 season, and it is unusually early in the season for the formation of the second hurricane; typically it’s not until late summer (around late August).

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Cofferdam Installation – St John Florida

Cofferdam installation - St John FloridaCofferdam Installation – St John Florida

Dam-It Dams inc. is the cofferdam contractor that was hired to install a temporary portable water-filled cofferdam for a particular project site located in St Johns, Florida. The dam was manufactured in one piece, which measured 10 foot tall by 275 foot long. The contractor needed to install four 20 inch road drain pipes into the retention pond for a new subdivision. Each drain was roughly situated approximately 150 feet apart from one another.

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What Makes Our Cofferdams Environmentally Friendly?

What Makes Our Cofferdams Environmentally Friendly?

A water filled cofferdam damming water in a canalWhen it comes to cofferdam choices, there are so many alternatives out there and you want to make sure that you’re choosing the most eco-friendly one available to you that fits your situation. Sandbags require heavy labor and can easily be torn. Gel-filled bags can also be ruptured, causing the spill of gel materials into the surrounding ground and water. There are other, more permanent, cofferdams available, but they change the outward aesthetics of your home and are not removable once the threat of flooding passes.

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