Steve Bray, owner of Cobh firm SP Services, the leading supplier of emergency equipment to the Irish Emergency Services
“Last December 2013 we were in the unfortunate but not uncommon situation of having a local stream burst its banks and ended up with water rapidly approaching our warehouse back door."
“The Flood Guard floods bags saved the day and protected us from any flood damage. One week later they were still stacked up against our back door providing a level of protection we previously didn’t have before’.
Steve Bray, SP Services
Waterford architects Carey Jones, based close to the River Suir during the recent floods in Ireland
“We had some sandbags which we brought out of our plant room when we understood there was a risk of flooding with all the heavy rain.
“But they were making a right mess of the floor with the sand falling out and were very heavy to move about. Manual handling techniques are all wrong for sandbags and they are filthy things to shift about.
“The city council was unable to help and advised Julie to contact DIY stores, but none had any sandbags. So we searched the internet and found Flood Guard. “We are right next to the River Suir and were very concerned it would burst its banks. They gave us peace of mind.
The Flood Guard were immediately expanded and put into place ready for action."
Julie Cunningham, Office Manager Carey Jones
Flood Guard sandless sandbags in action in Clontarf
Flood Guard sandless sandbags have been deployed several times in Malahide & Clontarf, which has a population 16,000.
“My experiences with Flood Guard have been great! We have used them here in Clontarf many times during heavy rain in areas we know we have problems.
“We take three minutes to wet down the Flood Guard and we’re ready to go. Instant barricade! I would recommend them to everyone. Thanks for a great product!’’
Sandless sandbags rebuild dam wall
"We had not needed our levee for some time. The water had been low and the levee was quite high. We had moved sandbags from one of its walls and moved them elsewhere. Within our community we will often to move and re-use materials for various purposes. This year the heavy rainfall and quick flash flooding meant we were at risk from serious flooding.
We realised that we were going to need something to complete our levee quickly. We had recently seen Flood Guard demonstrated at a local Home Show and called them up. They had inventory in stock and we came to pick up enough to solve our issue.
When we arrived back to our community, water was already going over the low spot in our current levee wall. We quickly soaked bags and began to rebuild the wall. We were able to stop the flow and hold back the water!
This is a product that can be kept on hand and put into use quickly. We were definitely happy that the Flood Guard flood bags that worked in our situation and would encourage others to give it a try.
John Byrne, Howth, Co. Dublin
Flood Guard sandless sandbags are 'a Godsend'
"I love this product so much that I’m on my second double order!
Flood Guard do what they’re advertised to do – that is, absorb lots of water! They’re conveniently easy to shape to whatever areas I want covered and the Flood Guard when wet are not so heavy that an older woman (namely me) can’t pick them up.
What a Godsend this product is because I can’t handle sandbags! When I saw Flood Guard advertised in the newspaper, I immediately went to your website (which, by the way, is excellent), got the information I needed, called for my first double order – which arrived really fast, thank you! – and then spread the word to all my relatives and friends here in Blackrock and across the country.
I don’t know whose ‘brainchild’ this product is, but give him or her a gold medal!"
Bernice Nolan, Blackrock Co. Cork
'I've surprised the wife with sandless sandbags'
"I think it’s an amazing product. My wife couldn’t get over it.
I soaked them and stacked them outdoors and they did the best they could. Whatever water made it in was soaked up by the bags that I set down flat on my boiler room floor. When I got back they were inflated and there was no water anywhere.
I appreciate your helping my friends and me and thank you for the shipping!"
Flood Guard sandless sandbags are 'an awesome product'
"My friends and I purchased a sizeable quantity of Flood Guard for use with rainwater leaking into our basements. They are a most awesome product and have been of the utmost help.
My major motivation to purchase them is dealing with containing clean rainwater.
Thanks you again for such a wonderful product."
Lisa K, Wexford