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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 bags remain lightweight and compact until activated.
Submerge Quik-Response in water for 3-5 minutes to activate growth.
Quik-Response grows nearly 45 times its initial size and weighs over 40 lbs.
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 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 sandbag 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 bags swell in both size and weight, reaching about 45lbs. Traditional sandbags require a labor force for setup (filling bags with sand) and deployment. Quik-Response bags require 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 bags, you simply lay the weightless bags where you want them, add water, and watch them grow in minutes.
Using a single pickup truck,the Quik-Response sand less sandbag equivalent of 11,000 lbs of traditional sandbags can be transported easily to a job-site.
How do Quik-Response Sandless Sandbags work?
Quik-Response bags are initially flat and lightweight until introduced to water. Once activated by , watereach Quik-Repsonse bag expands to a 40lb, fully functional flood bag.
How long do Quik-response self-expanding sandbags last for?
Shelf-life on an unactivated Quik-Response bag is more than 5 years (if sealed in packaging and kept dry). Once activated, bags can be used for up to one-year.
Do I have to add water?
Depending on the situation, you may pre-activate Quik-Response with water or let the floodwater activate the bags. Quik-Response can be placed in position in anticipation of flooding. However, if a current of water is expected, partially activating them is recommended so that they don’t float away. For constructing retaining walls, pre-soaking & stacking them is recommended.
Can Quik-Respone be re-used?
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.
Can Quik-Response be used indoors and outdoors?
Yes. Quik-Response provides effective protection against both indoor and outdoor flooding.
How do I use Quik-Response to protect my property from flooding?
Quik-Response bags can be stacked and used as a 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.
How much money can I expect to save?
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.
Do Quik-Response self-expanding sandbags work better than normal sandbags?
Quik-Response perform 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.
What are the recommended disposal methods for Quik-Response sandless 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.
Is Quik-Response environmentally safe?
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.
Can I drive over Quik-Response Flood Barriers?
We do not recommend it, however, in many cases the bags will not break.
Can Quik-Response be used in the winter/snow? Will they freeze?
Yes, they can be used in the winter. Fully activate each unit before freezing temperatures occur to assure maximum protection when the snow is melting.