Sandbags for Hurricane Protection and Prevention

Sandbags for Hurricane Protection and Prevention

2020 has been a historically busy hurricane season, as we are now into the Greek alphabet for storm names. Though November typically signals the end of the hurricane season, there are still several systems brewing in the Atlantic that may impact the United States in the coming days and weeks. As of today, Hurricane Eta is threatening Florida’s west coast, with another disturbance being closely watched as it approaches the Gulf next week. 

Prevent Floodwater From Homes and Businesses

Woven polypropylene sandbags are one of the best resources to prevent and protect homes and businesses during emergency flooding situations. Woven polypropylene sandbags can range in size from 14”x26”, 15”x27”, 17”x27”, and 18”x30” and can be filled with 30 – 50 LBS of dry sand or gravel. The bags have attached tie strings for easy closure and are treated with UV Inhibitor (UVI) in order to extend the life of the sandbag outdoors. 

How Are Halsted’s Sandbags Packed?

Empty sandbags are packed 1,000 per bale. A typical bale weighs approximately 80 LBS. We can pack 12,000 – 16,000 empty sandbags on a pallet, which can ship with a standard LTL carrier. For truckload sandbag inquiries, we can fit approximately 500,000 empty polypropylene sandbags into a truck. Halsted does not sell sandbags to the end-user. One hundred percent of our sales are through packaging companies, industrial supply businesses, and retail distributors. If you are a consumer looking to purchase woven polypropylene sandbags, we can refer you to one of our trusted distributors. 

How Much Does a Sandbag Cost?

A woven polypropylene sandbag is a much more economical solution as compared to some of the flood prevention and erosion control products on the market. Sandbag pricing depends on a variety of factors, including the size of the bag, the thickness of the fabric, the amount of UV Inhibitor, and the quantity that is being purchased. Halsted is a wholesale supplier of sandbags, and our products are available to distributors and resellers only. Our wholesale pricing is based on volume and is calculated to enable our distributors to competitively resell our product. Contact us today to discuss your custom sandbag quote.

How To Fill Sandbags 

Depending on the size of the project, a woven polypropylene sandbag can either be filled by hand (with a shovel or scooper) or by machine (with an automated bag filling machine). We work with several distributor partners that sell both filled sandbags and filling equipment. Give us a call today and we can refer you to one of our trusted partners for filled sandbags and sandbag filling equipment. 

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