Stop flood water without breaking your back

Welcome to our Sandbag Alternatives, where innovation enhances flood defence. At Floodshield, we're committed to offering advanced solutions aimed at safeguarding your home and business from flood damage, bypassing the conventional limitations of sandbags. Our collection, featuring products like FloodSax and Flood Cubes, embodies the pinnacle of modern flood defence technology, merging user-friendliness, effectiveness, and eco-friendliness.

Dive into our assortment of sandbag alternatives today and see how you can elevate your flood defence measures with Floodshield. Defend your premises with assurance, knowing you're supported by the forefront of flood defence technology, crafted for supreme protection and ease.


A revolutionary alternative to traditional sandbags; lightweight, compact, and easy to store

Upon contact with water, these sandless sandbags expand, absorbing water to become fully activated and forming a sturdy barrier against floodwaters. They can be placed around doorways, garages, and other entry points to block incoming water. Because of their flexibility, FloodSax can conform to the ground and fill gaps more effectively than traditional sandbags, providing a tighter seal around the areas you're protecting.

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Flood Cubes

An eco-friendly, budget-conscious and efficient sandbag alternative that is easy to use

The Flood Cube is another innovative flood defence tool that works well as an alternative to traditional sandbags. Flood Cubes are modular in design, allowing you to stack and arrange them to create custom barriers tailored to the specific needs of your property. Whether you're looking to fortify a perimeter or create a barrier for specific areas vulnerable to flooding, Flood Cubes offer a quick and effective solution. Their interlocking design ensures a secure and stable barrier that can hold back floodwaters efficiently.

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Are they as good as a sandbag?

The era of strenuous sandbagging is over. Our alternatives present lightweight, straightforward deployment options that can be quickly activated as floodwaters rise. Items like FloodSax are compact and light, expanding upon water contact to establish a strong floodwater barrier. The Flood Cube and Osmo Flood Barrier further underscore our dedication to innovative flood defence, offering adaptable solutions to shield different entry points around your premises.

These alternatives surpass traditional sandbags in effectiveness and offer a greener choice that diminishes waste. Convenient to store and rapid to set up, our sandbag alternatives are crafted for everyone, from homeowners to businesses, aiming to reduce flood impact effortlessly.

How to protect your property using a sandless sandbag

Securing your property against floods with sandless sandbags provides a flexible and robust flood defence method. Innovations such as FloodSax and Flood Cubes offer the adaptability and efficiency crucial for swift deployment and steadfast floodwater defence.

Both FloodSax and Flood Cubes boast user-friendly designs, allowing both homeowners and businesses to rapidly tackle flood threats without the burdensome lifting or cleanup tied to conventional sandbags. It's wise to position these products at key points around your premises for quick use. Once the threat diminishes, FloodSax and Flood Cubes can be effortlessly collected and stored for later, presenting a cost-efficient boost to your flood protection strategy.

By integrating sandless options like FloodSax and modular Flood Cubes into your flood defence plan, you equip your property with cutting-edge tools that not only avert flood damage but are also eco-conscious and simple to handle.

Why choose a sand-less sandbag?

Choosing a sand-less sandbag offers several advantages over traditional sandbags, especially in situations requiring quick and efficient flood protection:

  • Weight and Portability: 

    Sand-less sandbags are significantly lighter and easier to transport when they are dry. This makes them ideal for rapid deployment in emergency situations where time is of the essence. Once they come into contact with water, they absorb it and expand to full size, becoming effective barriers against floodwater without the heavy labor involved in filling and moving traditional sandbags.

  • Convenience and Storage: 

    Traditional sandbags require a substantial amount of space for storage, and their weight makes them difficult to move without specialised equipment. In contrast, sand-less sandbags can be stored in compact spaces and easily moved by hand, allowing for quick access and use when needed.

  • Efficiency and Effectiveness: 

    Sand-less sandbags are designed to absorb water and expand upon contact, which allows them to create a tight seal against floodwaters more quickly than traditional sandbags. This efficiency in swelling to block water makes them particularly effective for diverting water and protecting property with less preparation time.

  • Environmental Considerations:

    Traditional sandbags, once used, can become contaminated with hazardous materials carried by floodwaters, posing challenges for disposal. Sand-less sandbags, depending on the material they are made of, can sometimes be easier to dispose of or clean and reuse, making them a more environmentally friendly option.

Overall, sand-less sandbags offer a convenient, efficient, and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional sandbags for flood protection. Their ease of use, combined with effective water barrier capabilities, makes them a valuable tool for both emergency responders and homeowners seeking to mitigate the impacts of flooding.

Frequently asked questions

What are sand-less sandbags, and how do they work

Sandless sandbags, such as FloodSax, are innovative flood defence tools that absorb water to expand and form a barrier against floodwaters. Unlike traditional sandbags, they are lightweight and dry when stored, making them easy to deploy. When they come into contact with water, the super-absorbent material inside swells, mimicking the functionality of a traditional sandbag without the need for sand or labor-intensive preparation.

Can sand-less sandbags like FloodSax be reused?

FloodSax and similar products are designed for single-use during flood events. Once they've absorbed water and expanded, they cannot be returned to their original state. However, their lightweight and compact nature before activation makes them an efficient and space-saving option for preparedness.

What makes Flood Cube different from other flood defence products?

The Flood Cube is a modular flood defence system designed to be stacked and arranged according to specific needs, offering flexibility in creating barriers of various shapes and heights. This adaptability makes it suitable for protecting doorways, garages, and other entry points against incoming water. Its ease of assembly and disassembly for storage and reuse is a significant advantage over more traditional methods.

How effective are sand-less sandbags to traditional sandbags?

Sand-less sandbags offer comparable effectiveness to traditional sandbags, with several additional benefits. They are quicker to deploy, require no sand, and can be easily stored until needed, making them a convenient and efficient alternative. Their design allows for a snug fit and adaptability to various environments, which can enhance their effectiveness in flood defence.

Are these products environmentally friendly?

Products like FloodSax and Flood Cube are designed with environmental considerations in mind. For instance, the absorbent material in sandless sandbags is typically biodegradable, and the products themselves do not require the use of sand, a natural resource that can be harmful to ecosystems if sourced unsustainably. Furthermore, their reusability, particularly in the case of Flood Cube, contributes to their environmental friendliness by reducing waste.

Flood defence for all requirements:

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  • Water Filled Barriers

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  • Air Brick Flood Covers

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  • Flood Clean-up Range

    Get the tools to help you with the big clean up job following a flood.

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  • Helpful Flood Resources

    FREE information to help you beware of, prepare for & deal with floods.

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  • Flood Preparation Checklist

    Check out our checklist to ensure you are prepared for the next flood.

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  • Flood Cleanup Guide

    Get guidance on how to clean up the aftermath of following a flood.

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