Q: Who uses sandbags?
A: Local councils, community groups, construction industry, the military, large properties, and estates.
Q: How do they use them?
A: Local councils and community groups now mostly use sandbags for floods protection. This can be for doors, airbricks, sinks, etc. Barriers can be built to divert water.
The construction industry uses sandbags for holding down signs, to pad under pipes when filled with dry mix, to shore up banks, and other applications.
The military has a long history of using sandbags, primarily for soldier protection, gun emplacements, and shelters.
Q: Why would they choose to use a SandHopper to fill sandbags?
A: Health and safety. Sandbags are filled by one person whilst standing up. This means less possible back injury and fatigues. Because the sandbag is hooked onto the SandHopper, there are no shovel hits on the hands. No one is in the dirt holding a sandbag open.
It's the economy! If you're paying to have sandbags filled, using a SandHopper means you only pay one person, and that person is working at nearly double the speed.
It makes filling sandbags a much easier job. Our trials have have shown that any fit person, from teenage years onwards, can fill sandbags using a SandHopper.
Q: What are the various kinds of sandbags?
A: Sandbags can be made of polypropylene, hessian, UV resistant material, and other materials. What you need them for, and your budget, will determine the price.
Q: What is the usual size sandbag?
A: Standard size sandbags are 33cm x 76cm. Adaptations of the SandHopper can sometimes be done to fit other size sandbags.
What materials can be used to fill sandbags with a SandHopper?
Sand (even when wet), aggregate, dry mix, rubble, earth, food products, salt.