Project Managers Marvel at Portable Cofferdams,
A portable cofferdam is any pre-fabricated water barrier that can be transported to and installed at a project site, oftentimes in response to an imminent or emergency flood situation. Traditional barriers such as sandbags and levees do not qualify as portable cofferdams because they must be fabricated on site. On the other hand, cofferdams (also known as coffer dams) DO qualify.
Dam-It Dams, Inc. is one of just a few manufacturers in the world that manufactures, transports and installs portable cofferdams in a wide range of sizes to accommodate virtually any project manager’s needs.
Photo 1 – A Dam-It Dams’ portable cofferdam is delivered to the worksite.
Portable Cofferdams to the Rescue
Because a portable cofferdam is a temporary enclosure in or around a body of water that is constructed to allow dewatering, diversion or damming of a targeted area, it helps prevent water from crossing established/safety threshholds.
Today, Dam-It Dams, Inc. and other modern portable cofferdam manufacturers use on-site water to fill dual inner tubes that cause the dam’s chambers to slowly and evenly inflate, forming a strong, stable cylindrical tube. As the inner tubes continue to fill and the water pressure builds, the dam unrolls in a controlled manner to create the portable cofferdam.
Photo 2 – Dam-It Dams’ cofferdams are inflated with on-site water.
Our patented, water-filled portable cofferdams offer effective and cost-efficient solutions for these major types of situations that are the 3-Ds of water control:
Dewatering, unwatering and water control are common terms used to describe the removal or drainage of ground or surface water, typically on a construction site. Dewatering is often required before subsurface excavation for such things as foundations, shoring, cellar space and repairs to existing water structures.
Diversion is the temporary (or sometimes permanent) re-routing of water. It may be required to initiate a project and/or allow a project to proceed.
Damming is the process of creating a barrier that holds back water. The barrier may be needed to maintain water table levels, collect water for storage and prevent water from crossing established/safety threshholds.
Our portable cofferdams work with Mother Nature, not against her. They create effective water barriers that leave no – or only a minimal – footprint on the environment. And, our portable cofferdams are industrial strength and reusable to minimize additional investment costs.
Whether you need a portable cofferdam for dewatering, diversion or damming, we have a wide range of sizes to accommodate virtually every project manager’s needs. Contact us today for more information and a free quote. Click here damitdams.com to go to our Home Page.