The unique design of the Rapid Barrier System offers distinct advantages over other water-filled barriers, the overall rectangular design means:
- Greater stability (rolling resistance)
- More ground contact (greater sealing ability)
Each barrier of every size comes equipped with belt loops to accommodate optional cam buckles and high quality ss#316 quick links, to quickly and further secure the barriers, if needed. The size and quantity of quick links and cam buckles vary with the model of the barrier provided.
We provide as an option both heavy duty ground sheets and lighter duty top sheets of tarpaulin to further protect barriers from abrasion, puncture and stains. These tarps, for the 25 ft and 50 ft models are specially designed to line up with the quick links on the barriers for connection if required.
For barriers stacked in a pyramid fashion, these tarps are taped together on one end in a horizontal layout (as shown)!
All barriers come with attached skirts for end to end continuous connections, also as standard accessory. A minimum of two fill and two drain ports with caps and balls valves for enhanced fill and drain options. Soft carrying handles are provided on all models except the 12 inch X 12.5 foot long model. The top sheet overlays the barrier to provide further protection from “in between the barrier” floodwater penetration.
A specially designed skirt insert is available for combined end-to-end and stacked barriers. The insert restricts the formation of a channel which could allow water to seep past a barrier wall.
Our commercial barriers use a material that is 50% thicker than our standard models and can accommodate our larger quick links which may be used with our heavy duty cam buckles to quickly secure end-to-end and stacking connections as well as static connections (trees, buildings, etc.).
Setting up the barriers is more precisely achieved with convenient “markers” located on the barriers to ensure they properly line up with each other when connecting end-to-end .
Soft handles on the larger barriers are provided for ease and convenience during set-up and take-down.
Barriers can be further protected with a thick, non-porous semi-flexible cover sheet (Insta-shield) to be used where rapidly flowing debris-filled floodwaters are anticipated.
All barriers use PVC material and all barriers are equipped with the following features:
- UV protected
- Fire retardent
All barriers can be filled from a fill pipe 2 inches in diameter or from a simple garden hose. Fill and drain ports can be enlarged for special orders.
To build a barrier wall just 1 ft high by 12.5 ft long you will need 75 sandbags and 2,250 pounds of sand or just one of our barriers and a garden hose to fill it…takes about 22 minutes!
To calculate just how many sandbags you need, use this calculator from Kurt Heckman. https://www.vcalc.com/wiki/KurtHeckman/Sandbag+Wall+Calc
Note: These barriers are not approved to store or transport potable water. Rapid Barrier can supply potable water storage solutions!