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Sandbags For Sale & Flooding - Empty Poly Bags - Tent & Store Bags

Size

14x26 polypropylene sandbags (all colors)
14" x 26"

(most popular)

18x30 white polypropylene sandbags
18" x 30"
25x40 white polypropylene sandbags
25" x 40"
31x45 white polypropylene sandbags
31" x 45"
UV Protection 3-6 months 3-6 months None None
Weight capacity 50 lbs 50 lbs 50 lbs 100 lbs
What to put in it

sand

gravel

sand

gravel

materials

food

materials

food

materials

garbage

Purpose

flood control

erosion control

military fortification (green color)

earthbag homes

flood control

erosion control

storage

earthbag homes

storage

storage

trash bags

Ties included Yes Yes No No
Color(s)

White

Green

Beige

Orange

White White White

4 Reasons Why Sandbags Are The Best Way To Stop Flooding in 2019

Polypropylene sandbags have been used for centuries. Since the Revolutionary War in 1776, sandbags have been used to build fortifications to protect against flooding and other dangers.

Few 18th century technologies have remained till the present day (horse and buggy, anyone?). So why exactly have sandbags stood the test of time?

1. Economical and inexpensive

1,000 14" x 26" sandbags, costing a total of $239, would be enough to build a 55-foot long wall 3 feet high. That works out to just $0.24/sandbag.

  • Related: Calculate how many sandbags you need to build a sandbag wall using a sandbag calculator

2. Lightweight and easy to transport when empty

One pallet can hold 20,000 14" x 26" empty sandbags, which weighs 1,700 pounds.

20,000 white 14x26 empty poly sandbags technical specs: industry leading (tightly woven polypropylene fabric), extremely strong (30 lb tensile strength), double chain stitch (can hold 50 pounds). 1000 sandbags/bale, 80 lbs/bale (bale weight), sub-packed 100 sandbags/pack, 8 lbs/pack (pack weight). The total pallet weight for 20,000 sandbags is 1,700 lbs/pallet. A pallet will be shipped via common carrier, e.g. USF Reddaway or UPS Freight.

That's enough sandbags to build a 830-foot long wall 4 feet high, enough to protect the length of more than two football fields.

The lightweight nature of empty sandbags allows them to be transported thousands of miles to their final destination for minimal cost. Once onsite, the sandbags can be filled with a wide variety of materials, including sand, silt, clay, gravel, or soil.

Polypropylene sandbags can last for years if stored indoors and sheltered from the elements, so by keeping some empty sandbags in your basement, you can always be prepared to protect yourself against flooding.

3. A proven solution, trusted by none other than the US Army

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses tens of millions of sandbags for engineering projects, including flood control projects, across this country.

Here, a USACE engineer demonstrates the proper way to fill a sandbag and build a sandbag levee.

4. Many applications besides flood protection

Sandbags have been used for centuries to protect against flooding around the world, but they can also be used for other applications.

Polypropylene sand bags are effective at stopping water because of the sand contained within the bag. The plastic in the bag itself, specifically polypropylene, is water permeable.

This makes the polypropylene sand bags more versatile because putting gravel (rather than sand) in the bags allows them to stop sediment while allowing water to flow through, making sandbags the perfect erosion control device.

As well as flood control, poly sandbags can be used for building earthbag homes, on construction sites, and as weights for traffic signs and canopies.

Each of our heavy duty polypropylene sandbags has a weight capacity of 50 pounds or more and are great for storing materials and building flood barriers.

Our polypropylene sandbags are so heavy duty that they have been used by the US Army.


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Sandbaggy sandbags always come with free shipping to the continental USA and arrive within 4 business days if the shipment is less than 150 pounds.


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Our sandbags, burlap bags, and landscape staples are trusted by

United States Marine CorpsMarine Corps
United States ArmyUS Army
National Park ServicePark Service
US Forest ServiceForest Service
American Red CrossRed Cross
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