Questions & Answers About the Flood Barrier Diversion Tube:
What is the tube made from? - The AIRE Industrial water diversion tubes are a family of heavy duty PVC tubes, designed to be ecofriendly, re-usable sandbag alternatives. The easy-to-use flood barrier tubes are made from durable PVC that helps protect your home, business or jobsite from water damage. Use water to fight water. No messy sand, or beady gel substances inside.
How will I know what size I need? - The diversions tubes can be ordered in a variety of sizes and can be customized per request. To extend the size of your diversion tube simply purchase the connector sleeve option. This will allow end to end connection and create a diversion tube of virtually any length.
How do I use this? - Simply unroll, place where you need to divert water from and fill the tube with a simple garden hose. Depending on your waters’ output per minute, this process can be done in just a few minutes. Here is an example: A 25-foot, 1/2-inch diameter hose attached to a faucet that supplies water at 40 psi has a flow rate of 24 gallons per minute. So, the further your tube is away from a hose, the longer time you will need to plan for filling.
Is this product a one and done, or can I reuse it? - The diversion tube is fully reusable and designed to give you years of use, unlike a sandbag that is thrown away after just a single use. The Diversion tube provides emergency flood control and storm water runoff control. Businesses, homeowners and municipalities use them as flood guards, flood barriers for doors, structure perimeters, and as spill barriers for groundwater management projects. If you want to set it and keep it deployed for a long time, this tube will perform that duty.
Sandbags are a pain to get rid of, how is the flood tube any different? - When the event has cleared, simply empty the tube, allow it to air dry to prevent mold/mildew, fold it up, and store it away so you are prepared for the next event. The rolled-up footprint of the tube, depending on length, is can be as small as a football. This rugged flood barrier can stand up to salt water, chemicals and year-long deployments. Diversion tubes from AIRE Industrial are Made in the USA and built to last.