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Building A Berm - Flood Prevention

Building a berm with filled sandbags is a simple process that requires a few basic tools and materials. Here are the steps to follow to build a berm:

  1. Gather materials: You will need empty sandbags, sand or other suitable fill material, a shovel, and a flat surface to build the berm on.
  2. Fill the sandbags: Use a shovel to fill the sandbags with sand or other fill material. Make sure to fill the bags about 2/3 full to allow room for tying them closed.
  3. Tie the sandbags: Once the sandbags are filled, tie them closed using the built-in tie strings or by using twine or a similar material.
  4. Lay the first row: Begin by laying the first row of filled sandbags on a flat surface, with the open end of the bags facing down. Position the bags so that they overlap slightly to create a tight seal.
  5. Build the berm: Continue building the berm by adding rows of sandbags on top of the first row. As you build, make sure to stagger the bags so that the seams do not align and the bags are tightly packed together.
  6. Finish the berm: Once the berm is at the desired height, use a shovel to shape the top of the berm to create a smooth surface.
  7. Maintain the berm: Keep an eye on the berm, making sure that it remains in good condition and that no water is seeping through. If necessary, add or remove sandbags to maintain the integrity of the berm.

Temporary Solution For Flood Prevention

It's important to note that building a berm with filled sandbags is a temporary solution, it is not designed for long-term use and it may need maintenance as time goes on.