Sandbags for Flood Protection

Spring is here and along with the season we can expect the usual raining and flooding.  It is important to have a plan and the supplies in place for those times of extreme water levels, especially if you are in an area that is often impacted by floods.

Being ready for a flood before it happens is the best policy and it is pretty easy to do.  The goal is just to stop the water before it can do damage.  There are several ways to do this but still the favorite and most effective flood supplies are sandbags.

No one plans a flood and they usually happen with little warning so equipment that can be moved and deployed quickly is of utmost importance.  Sandbags are easily stored ahead of time because they can lay flat and do not take up much space at all.  Once there is a flood danger reported, they can be quickly put into action and since they are flexible they can be lay upon each other and fill gaps to keep water out.

Many choose to use traditional sandbags that can be filled with sand.  A sandbag filler can be used to speed up the process of filling the bags.  AIRE Diversion Tubes have become increasingly popular because they are environmentally safe and quick to fill.  Another interesting alternative are self inflating sand bags.  When these bags come in contact with the water, they absorbe the water quickly, filling and creating a barrier.

Protect your property and be ready for flooding water by researching your options and planning ahead. With the easy storage of this type of equipment and the quick set up, there is no need to be caught unprepared.

Justrite Smoker’s Cease Fire®

Keep your summer yard beautiful and clean from unsightly cigarette butts with Justrite’s Smoker’s Cease Fire®.  This outdoor ashtray uses Justrite’s proven self extinguishing Cease-Fire technology  to reduce risk of fire and safely store cigarette butts out of view for you and your guests to create a more aesthetic appearance for your property.  The receptacle is flame resistant and can be used outside or inside . The free-standing units are FM approved and made of UV-protected polyethylene so they won’t rust or crack. They come in several colors and their  unique opening helps keep rain out and minimize mess.  They are easy to maintain and empty.  You will also find tie-down notches on the bottom to help provide greater stability for severe weather conditions. Watch the video below for more details on the Justrite Smoker’s Cease Fire®:

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Retroreflectivity & Sign Visibility

Sign visibility in construction, school and pedestrian zones has always been a big priority for increasing safety. With advances in technology, there are better options available to help decrease the likelihood of accidents.  To understand reflectivity and visibility, it is helpful to understand a few important terms first.

Sheeting – is the  front of the sign that is attached to the substrate.  The sheeting helps determine both the retroreflectivity and the sturdiness of the sign. The majority of traffic signs are required to be reflective according to the the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and OSHA.

Retroreflectivity – retroreflectivity is a measure of a materials’s a ability to reflect light back to its originating source and affects the visibility of the sign it’s used on.  Engineer grade reflective was once the standard for sheeting material on reflective signs but new FHWA regulations have replaced this material with materials like High-Intensity (Prismatic) Reflective and Diamond Grade Reflective. Prismatic reflective sheeting meets all of the FHWA, MUTCD and OSHA requirements. Diamond Grade Reflective is now the standard used when very high retroreflectivity is needed to ensure greater visibility.  Hilly roadways, roads with sharp turns and/or really dim lit roads are all candidates for this type of sheeting material.

Traffic Safety Warehouse carries a huge assortment Engineer Grade products,  High Intensity Prismatic Sheeting products  and Diamond Grade Sheeting safety products including barricades, channelizers and diamond grade tape.  If you have questions concerning which is the most appropriate grade for your project, just give us a call.

More Resources on Sign Reflectivity and Visibility Requirements:

FHWA Sign Retroreflectivity Requirements 

OSHA Safety Requirements for Signs, Signals and Barricades

MUTCD Sign Retroreflectivity Requirements