Stop flooding, control erosion, and so much more with sandbags! Just fill these empty sandbags with sand, dirt, or gravel and they are ready to go.
Our sandbags are extremely heavy duty, made from tough woven polypropylene and are UV resistant, able to last under the sun for months without breaking. Plus, you'll save when you buy sandbags in bulk!
14" x 26" ultra
|How to fill it
|What to put in it
4 Reasons Why Sandbags Are Still The Best Way To Stop Flooding
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.
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.
Sandbaggy sandbags always come with free shipping to the continental USA.