Water-Activated, 45x Growth in Minutes! Deploys 6x Faster than Normal Sandbags.
Discover QUIK-RESPONSE™ by Vasalta, a rapid deployment flood barrier system used by municipal response crews and individuals alike. These self-expanding sandbags are initially compact & lightweight, allowing for convenient storage, quick transportation to the flood-site and even faster deployment. Upon contact with floodwater, Quik-Response grows in both size and mass, forming an effective barrier against flooding.
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Quik-Response units are compact & lightweight until activated.
Submerge Quik-Response in water for 3-5 minutes to activate growth.
Grows from 0 to 40 lbs. in minutes, becoming a fully-functional sandbag.
Quik-Response: Self-Expanding Sandbag Flood Protection Demonstration Video
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How do Quik-Response self-expanding sandbags compare to normal sandbags?
Using traditional sandbags, it takes two individuals about one-hour to fill and place a 1' x 20' dike (Emergency Mgmt. BC). With Quik-Response, two individuals can deploy a 1' x 20' dike in under 15 minutes. Our self-expanding, sandless sandbags require no filling and no setup.
Easier to Store
The Quik-Response sandless sandbag equivalent of thousands of pounds of traditional sandbags can be stored in a closet or small room. Before activation, Quik-Response Self-Expanding Sandbags lay flat and are easily stored in boxes.
Each self-expanding sandbag is biodegradable and eco-friendly. Quik-Response can be buried to hydrate vegetation and improve soils.
Save On Labor Costs
Upon contact with water, Quik-Response Self-Expanding Sandbags swell in both size and weight, reaching about 40 lbs. Traditional sandbags require a labor force for setup (filling bags with sand) and deployment. Quik-Response requires no setup and can be deployed by one or two individuals.
Save On Transportation Costs
Using a single pickup truck, the Quik-Response sandless sandbag equivalent of 11,000 lbs of traditional sandbags can be transported easily to a job-site.
Hauling sand, filling sandbags, and lifting heavy bags to a job-site is a lengthy process. With Quik-Response Self-Expanding Sandbags, you simply lay the weightless units where you want them, add water, and watch them grow in minutes.
Using a single pickup truck, the Quik-Response equivalent of 11,000 lbs of traditional sandbags can be transported easily to a job-site.
Quik-Response sandbags are initially flat & lightweight. Upon exposure to water, each unit expands in both size & mass to a 40lb, fully-functional sand bag.
The shelf-life of an unactivated Quik-Response sand bag is more than 5 years (if sealed in packaging and kept dry). Once activated, bags can be used for up to 5 months.
We recommend that you pre-activate Quik-Response Self-Expanding Sandbags by submerging them in water or by hosing them down. Quik-Response can also be placed in position prior to activation, however, the units may get carried away by the flood-current. For constructing retaining walls, pre-soaking & stacking them is recommended.
Re-activation is not 100% reliable, and, therefore, we recommend this as a single-use product. However, once re-exposed to water, they will absorb & swell again.
Yes. Quik-Response provides effective protection against both indoor and outdoor flooding.
Quik-Response bags can be stacked in the same manner as normal sandbags. You can refer to this guide on how to properly build a sandbag barrier to stop the flow of floodwater. They can also be placed in front of doorways, windows and any other entrance point of floodwater. In minutes, your home is protected from internal and external flooding.
Quik-Response can save you money on multiple fronts. Users will save square footage on storage space, save time and money on delivery to the flood site, save time in both man-hours and deployment. In short, Quik-Response saves its users time, potential flood damages, and thousands of dollars in labor and flood damages.
Quik-Response performs better than normal sandbags in every way. They are easier to transport, faster to deploy and form tighter and more effective flood barriers than traditional sandbags.
Quik-Response is environmentally friendly and can be disposed of in a number of ways. We recommend burying the bags, as they are biodegradable and will slowly hydrate surrounding vegetation. Likewise, users can dispose of bags in the trash or a landfill.
Quik-Response is biodegradable and environmentally safe. The active ingredients have no negative effects on the environment based on the present state of knowledge and is often used as a soil additive for horticulture.
We do not recommend it, however, in many cases the bags will not break.
Quik-Response can be used in the winter. Fully activate each unit before freezing temperatures occur to assure maximum protection when the snow is melting.