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Sandbags For Flooding - Size: 14-inch x 26-inch [For Sale] - Empty Woven Polypropylene

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Video: Sandbags to Prevent Flooding: Sandbaggy 14" x 26" Poly Sandbags


Sandbaggy's 14" x 26" sandbags to prevent flooding are built to take a beating and great for many uses, including flood and erosion control, pipeline construction, and earthbag homes.

Sandbags to prevent flooding are available in multiple colors: dark green, white, orange, beige, and black. The bags are constructed of a tough, woven polypropylene and are rigorously tested to ensure they can be filled with sand and dropped at least 10 times from 4 feet before showing any signs of wear.

14x26 Empty Woven Polypropylene Sandbags Technical Specs: Industry Leading (Polypropylene fabric is tightly woven on industry leading circular looms), Extremely Strong (These tie strings have a tensile strength of at least 30 lbs), Double Chain Stitch (Sandbaggy's bags are double chain stitched, allowing the bags to hold at least 50 pounds)

We use industry-leading light stabilizers, enabling our sandbags to withstand harmful UV rays, temperature fluctuations, and weathering. This allows our sandbags to last at least 3-6 months under direct sunlight and in high-heat places like California and Florida. 


  • Size: 14 in. x 26 in.
  • Weight capacity: 50 lbs 
    Extra Strong: The Drop Test: Sandbaggy Sandbags are tested to withstand a minimum of 10 drops from a height of 4 feet before any noticeable damage to the sandbag (when filled with 40 lbs of sand)
    • Extra strong: tested to withstand at least 10 drops from 4 ft high without any noticeable damage
      • When filled with 40 lb of sand

Drop test from 30 feet high

1) Standard Sandbags: White, Green, Beige, Orange

  • Material: woven polypropylene, with 10x10 weave count
  • UV protection: 1600 hours 
    Green Sandbags: UV Protection: Built to withstand 100 degree F direct sunlight for 3-6 months - a must-have in high-heat places like Florida, Arizona and California. In cooler regions of the country, our sandbags can last 6 to 24 months, depending on the amount of sun exposure on a day-to-day basis.
    • Built to withstand 100°F direct sunlight for 3-6 months in hot, sunny states
    • Can last 6-24 months in cooler, less sunny states
  • Colors: Available in white, military green, beige, orange
    14x26 Empty Poly Sandbags - White, Green, Beige, Orange Color

    2) Black Sandbags: 2X fabric content


    • Comparable to big box stores: Empty woven polypropylene sandbags for sale, comparable to those sold at Home Depot, Uline, Lowes, Walmart, and Amazon
    • Uses
      Sandbags are great for erosion & flood control for homes/businesses, pipeline construction, earthbag homes, and holding down traffic signs & temporary fences.
      • Erosion and flood control
        • Woven polypropylene sand bags for flooding to stop water and keep water out
      • Pipeline construction
      • Building an earthbag house
      • Hold down traffic signs
    • Includes ties: once the empty sandbag is filled, use the pre-attached tie string to close the top of the bag
      Pre-Attached Tie String: Once the sandbag is filled, use pre-attached tie string to close the top of the bag
    • Lasts 3-6 months under strong sunlight with built-in UV protection
      Green 14x26 poly sandbags used to stabilize slope and prevent erosion under strong sunlight
      • Actual customer photo (courtesy of Daniel from Albuquerque, NM) of green sandbags used to stabilize slope and prevent erosion under strong sunlight
      • For bags that last 1-2 years under the sun, we recommend 14" x 26" polyethylene, long-lasting sandbags.
    • 30-day return policy
    • Free shipping: arrives in 4 business days (3,000 empty sandbags or fewer), anywhere in continental USA
      • Shipments of 5,000 empty sandbags or more will take 1-3 weeks (pallet shipment)

    Customer Review: Alan from Arizona

    I live in Arizona, where we get lots of flash floods.

    My plan is to put more bags between the two layers and build a semi-permanent flood barrier.

    The color of these green sandbags is very nice and fully blends in, especially when the green season gets here.

    The sandbags are easy to work with. They seem to be tough.

    These Sandbaggy sandbags are really great.


    1. Protect your property from hurricane flooding

    When filled with sand, woven polypropylene sandbags stop flooding and water. 

    Polypropylene sand bags are an inexpensive solution to avoid damage to your property when there is a flood.

    With polypropylene sandbags around your house, your house will be saved from flooding.

    Home protected from flooding by wall of poly sandbags

    Since their invention, polypropylene sand bags have saved tens of thousands of homes from being flooded. 

    Tens of thousands of Sandbaggy empty sandbags for flood control were used to protect homeowners from flooding during Hurricane Florence in 2018.

    • An actual customer photo of a backyard cistern they are building using orange and green 14x26 polypropylene sandbags

    2. Made of 100% polypropylene

    Our rugged Sandbaggy empty sandbags are made with thickly woven polypropylene allowing for heavy-duty applications like sandbagging, landscaping, construction, and building flood barriers.

    Application: Sandbags used to reduce sediment erosion on burned area -- reducing sediment from entering water bodies (such as lakes and streams)

    The weave count is 10x10. Comparable to military sandbags.

    3. Similar to sandbags used by the military, with UV protection

    Our tough, empty, coarsely-woven polypropylene sandbags can be used for so many different applications.

    Filled green 14x26 poly sandbags in preparation for use in slope stabilization / erosion control project

    • An actual customer photo of filled green 14x26 poly sandbags in preparation for use in slope stabilization and erosion control project

    Made with 1600 hours of UV protection, these polypropylene sand bags can sit under the sun for six months before they begin to degrade.

    Other names for Sandbags: Poly Bags, Sandbag, Sandbagging, Empty Sandbags, Sand bags, Military Sandbags, Polypropylene Bags, Sand bag


    How do you sandbag a house?

    Sandbags filling instructions (step by step) and fill materials

    Sandbags Filling Tips

    1. Fill sandbags 1/2 to 2/3 full and tie the bag at the top with the included ties
      • Lay flat when in place
      • This sandbag should weigh between 35-40 lbs.
      • An overfilled sandbag weighs between 60-75 lbs and will leave gaps which will allow water to seep through.
        Filled beige 14x26 poly sandbags laid flat in place
    2. Always wear gloves during the filling operation to avoid hand injuries and protect yourself from contaminants in sand and floodwater.
      • Safety goggles should be used on dry and windy days.
      • Filling sandbags is physically demanding work and can easily cause back and other injuries if not careful.
      • Always lift with your legs and not your back.
      • Do not reach out, bend over, or twist when lifting.
    3. Do not throw sandbags - it stresses the back and shoulders.
      • Instead, use a brigade line to pass bags
    4. Use a short handled, #2 rounded point shovel with straight shaft and D grip, bagger scoop or funnel to fill sandbags.
    5. Remove any debris from the areas where the sandbags will be placed.
      • After placing the sandbag, walk on the sandbags to create a tight seal between each bag.

    Laying green sandbags on a hillslide to stabilize slope and prevent erosion

    Fill Materials

    • Sandbaggy polypropylene sandbags are built to hold either gravel or sand.
      • Be aware of poor quality sandbags that rupture when filled with sharp gravel rocks.
    • Gravel should be filled in sandbag when used as an erosion control device (on slopes).
    • Sand should be filled for flood control needs, whether to protect doors or garage or to divert water.
    • If sand or gravel is not accessible, less effective solutions is to fill the sandbags with backyard soil.

    Filled beige and orange 14x26 poly sandbags used to build sandbag wall

    Do sandbags absorb water?

    • The sand inside the bag can absorb a small amount of water, but the purpose of sandbags is to protect buildings from flooding by diverting flood water around them, rather than by absorbing the water.
    • Along with sandbags, it is best to use plastic tarp sheets as well when building sandbag walls to create a better water-tight seal.

    Can bullets penetrate sandbags?

    • No, because the sand inside the bag cannot move out of the way fast enough to allow the bullet to penetrate through it.
    • The bag keeps the sand trapped inside of it and prevents the energy of the moving bullet from causing the sand to fly everywhere.
    • Instead, the force of the bullet is turned into heat, so the sand inside the bag will feel warm to the touch after a bullet is fired into it.

    How long do sandbags last?

    Because of their built-in UV protection, these woven polypropylene sandbags can sit outside for 3-6 months.

    How do sandbags work? Are sandbags waterproof?

    • 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.
    • This is perfect for preventing trash or other sediment from entering storm drains, for instance.
    • Our customers have found that the water permeability of the plastic allows water that gets in the sand to be released from the bag, so the sand doesn't stay soggy.

    Application: sandbags in the field: Sandbaggy sandbags used to control sediment on job site in Southern California

    How many sandbags do I need?

    If you are building a sandbags wall, calculate how many sandbags you need. Our 14" x 26" and 18" x 30" sandbags are specifically designed sandbags for flooding. In general, it takes 600 standard 14" x 26" sandbags to build 100-foot wall 1 foot tall.

    What do you fill sandbags with?

    Use sand to stop flooding. Use gravel to control erosion by stopping soil and other sediment and allowing water to pass through.

    Poly sandbags used to construct a sandbag wall to protect against flooding

    Pictured: filled polypropylene sandbags (closed off with included tiestring) as part of sandbags wall to protect against heavy flooding

    What are the dimensions of the sandbags when filled with 50 lbs of sand?

    • The exact dimensions may vary.
    • Our customers have found that the dimensions are roughly 17" long, 12" wide, and 5" deep.
    • After filling, be sure to seal the bags shut with the included ties.

    Poly sandbags used to protect a ditch

    I enjoy camping and being outdoors. Can I use these to hold things down so they don't fly away, even in strong winds?

    • Yes.
    • For a canopy, tying four filled sandbags to each leg will surely keep the canopy in place.
    • Filled sand bags (closed off with included ties) can also be used to hold chairs and umbrellas in place outdoors.

    Application: poly sandbags used to hold down temporary fencing

    Here are some of the purposes for the different color of sandbags.

    • Military-green sandbags = used to match the environment’s color
    • Beige color sandbags = used to match the soil’s color
    • Orange color sandbags = used when the sandbag needs to stand out (such as in safety situations)
    • White color sandbags = used in all kinds of situations

    Dog sleeping on pile of filled orange 14x26 poly sandbags tied using zip ties

      What is the difference between 14" x 26" poly sandbags and 18" x 30" poly sandbags?

      14" x 26" sandbags are available in four colors: white, green, beige, orange. 18" x 30" sandbags are only available in white.

      When filled up, a 14" x 26" sandbag weighs 30-50 pounds while an 18" x 30" sandbag weighs 75-100 pounds. The 18" x 30" sandbag can fit 2-3 times more material in each bag compared with the 14" x 26" sandbag.

      Both sizes have 1600 hours of UV protection and can be used for a variety of purposes, including earthbag home building and filling the bags up with coal and other materials and selling it by the bag.

      Both have a hem top at the top of the bag. This means that there is sewing at the top of the bag so that the bags do not fray.

      What is an earthbag home?

      Earthbag construction is a cheap building technique using soil placed inside polypropylene sandbags (hence "earthbag") as the primary structural support for a building.

      It allows for the construction of both strong and quickly built structures.

      1000 square foot unfinished circular earthbag structure made of thousands of white polypropylene sandbags

      This 1000 square foot two-story circular structure (unfinished when the photo was taken) cost well under $15,000 to build, plastering and interior finishing costs included.

      Interior of 1000 square foot unfinished circular earthbag structure - made of thousands of white polypropylene sandbags

      It was constructed with thousands of white polypropylene sandbags.

      What size sandbag should I buy?


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

      (most popular)

      14" x 26" ultra
      heavy duty

      12" x 38"
      tube sandbags
      18x30 white polypropylene sandbags
      18" x 30"
      25x40 white polypropylene sandbags
      25" x 40"
      31x45 white polypropylene sandbags
      31" x 45"
      White bulk bags
      35"L x 35"W x 50"H
      bulk bags
      80 in. x 80 in. Plastic Poly Sheets80" x 80"
      poly sheets
      How to fill it
      Sandbag filler
      UV Protection 3-6 months 7-15 months 6-9 months 3-6 months None None 6-12 months
      Weight capacity 50 lbs 100 lbs 90 lbs 50 lbs 50 lbs 100 lbs 2,000 lbs N/A
      What to put in it

















      grass clippings





      flood control

      erosion control

      military fortification
      (green color)

      earthbag homes

      flood control

      erosion control

      military fortification

      earthbag homes

      inlet protection

      flood protection

      sediment control on hills/slopes

      securing plastic sheeting

      flood control

      erosion control


      earthbag homes



      trash bags


      hauling materials

      collect green waste

      Ties included Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes (corner straps) No





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