City of Beaufort will have sandbag station’s available

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There is no guarantee of protection, but sandbags wall may help to reduce damage cause by flood waters.

Please consider these tips prior to beginning your sandbagging project.

  • Only fill ½ to 2/3’s of each bag.  Overfull bags are heavy and may not stack or compact well.
  • Place a tarp or plastic down and build the wall on top.  Pull excess plastic over the wall to create a solid surface to deflect running water and help reduce seepage.
  • Build a wide base.  A general rule is that the base should be at least as wide at the height.  Single stack bags rows should not be over 1 foot tall and no sand bag wall should be more than 4 feet tall.
  • Bags should be place in a staggered manner, like bricks in a wall, and tapped down firmly.  This will help to eliminate voids and failure.
  • Always attempt to leave a space between the structure and the sand bag wall.

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