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Big Bag Flood Barrier System

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $595.00

Special Price $540.00

  • Buy 50 for $530.00 each and save 2%
  • Buy 100 for $520.00 each and save 4%
  • Buy 500 for $510.00 each and save 6%

Quick Overview


SKU: BB100


Each Big Bag Flood Barrier System Includes:


A Polypropylene UV coated general purpose bag. Many mediums can be used for fill purposes including, but not limited to: gravel, sand, dirt, larger rock, recycled road material, and concrete. In many situations mediums can be re-purposed. *Liner sold separately.

5 Bag System Height in Inches Width in Inches Length in Feet
Open Top 36" 36" 15'
Single Layer Insert 6' 36" 36" (inches)


  • All weights and dimensions are nominal.
  • SPI code PP
  • RIC code 5
  • NAICS code 314910
  • 2200 hour UV Rating
  • 10 mil heavy duty woven impenetrable polypropylene “waterside” with extra UV protection
  • 6 mil heavy duty woven permeable polypropylene on non-watersides of barrier
  • Each bag contains 2 supporting wooden U-Frames (“Self-supporting” for filling with a medium)
  • 27 Cubic foot per bag for a total of 135 Cubic foot capacity/system
  • Each tightly woven nylon utility loop has a 1,100 lb. capability total bag capacity 4,400 lbs.
  • Safe Working Load (SWL) 4,400 lbs.
  • 5 Bag system capacity 22,000 lbs.
  • Meets both 5 to 1 Single-Use and 6 to 1 Multi-use Safety Factors
  • Stacking capabilities to be determined by an engineer

Shipping Specifications:

  • 5 Bag system weighs 50 lbs. or 22.25 Kg
  • 5 Bag System measures 6” x 36”x 36” when packaged for shipping
  • Each packaged pallet (44”x 44”) contains 7 Systems 42” x 36” x 46” Total Weight = 400 lbs.
  • 53’ Trailer capacity = 392 Systems = 56 Pallets w/7 systems per pallet Total Weight = 22,400 lbs.

100 year shelf life at RH below 50%


Big Bags USA protective flood barrier systems consist of five, one cubic yard sandbags. The dimensions of the system are 40” in height, 36” in width and 180” in length. The light weight expandable accordion like, sandbags flood barrier enables one laborer to easily move the systems into position while using a minimum of storage. Every individual one cubic yard sandbag is comprised of a woven high strength Polypropylene. Our polypropylene sandbags offer the highest in UV protection and an impenetrable woven waterside, protecting sand from contamination. The result is a greater spectrum of end use of your resources. Every flood barrier has a fill capacity of 2,700-3,400 lbs. depending on moisture and clay content of the sand. The sandbags themselves and the utility loops have been rated at  4,400 lbs. leaving plenty space for marginal variables. One five bag flood barrier system filled and deployed will weigh up to 17,000 lbs., considerably less than the 20,520 - 25,840 lbs. of a  conventional sandbag barrier of the same dimensions. The principal concept of Big Bags USA flood barrier systems is the ground conforming sandbags method without the “dead space” of conventional sandbags barriers.

Big Bags USA protective flood barrier systems are stackable for threats higher than the base 40”. Using a pyramid configuration, meaning for every vertical system you will need one horizontal system, compared to sandbags that have twice the base width compared to height.  Using this configuration, heights of 196” or more can easily be achieved.

In situations when Big Bags USA flood barriers will receive over-topping or will be submerged, a closed top system is recommended. Close top flood barrier systems offer all the capabilities and dimensions as our open top systems, while providing the extra protection of enveloping fill material within the Big Bags USA flood barrier system.  The feature of the closed top systems prevents erosion and failure of your flood barrier system and protects against possible sedimentation introduction into the environment.

Big Bags USA protective flood barrier systems are ground conforming and therefore have the ability to be deployed on terrain that is uneven or unleveled with negligible preparations. The protective flood barrier system is well suited for corner and curved deployments. The systems are stackable directly on top of each other two systems tall, for higher stacking the pyramid method is advised. In environments that are unreachable with standard equipment, Big Bags USA flood barrier systems are liftable for safe and effective deployment using our spreader bar.

Necessary equipment for any deployment of the Big Bags USA barriers are a cordless screw guns and ¾”-1 1/2” wood or drywall screws to attach one system to another before filling. A few clamps can also be used with a minimum of two clamps on each side. When the bags are filled all the way, then remove clamps and connect the next system.

Heavy equipment that is normally used to fill the bags are: Front End Loaders, Skid Steers, Backhoes, Side Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks (with a slurry of sand and water) and Concrete Conveyor belt Trucks.

Training and organization of labor is greatly reduced using the Big Bags USA barrier compared to conventional sandbags. Effectively utilizing a smaller unskilled labor force creates a larger margin in budgeting and mitigation compared to conventional a sandbags barrier.


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