Increase Your Efficiencies and Cost-Savings.

Whether you are protecting hillsides, homes and businesses, roads or trying to control and divert floods through sandbags, there is a easier and faster way using either our ground bladder technology or compost filter socks/blankets.

Instead of bags and sand, our bladder fills up with water to create a barrier anywhere you need it. What would be a five-hour job with a team of workers can be accomplished in 30 minutes by one or two people.

Interceptor Check Dam -
The Next Generation of Bladder Technology

Geotextile Bladder vs. Interceptor Check Dam.
In essence, the similarities between the two are that they both have water bladders as the primary cofferdam.

  • But where a geotextile sock covered bladder will hold and collect the stormwater; a contractor will need to supply a dewatering pump and an electrical source with an automated start/stop controls to route the impounded stormwater around the construction work area.

  • Whereas, the interceptor check dam will allow the impounded stormwater to flow out its control point check_damconsisting of a cinch strap in the middle of the bladder where an outlet port is located. Preferably the hose can be routed via gravity around the construction work area; thus making it a hands-free operation independent of power and/or pumps. If the discharge point is above the hydraulic gradient; then a pump station will still be needed.

The installation of the interceptor check dam is fairly simple. It comes out typically as a rolled-up unit of which it is just placed across the culvert and folded out into position. The upstream edge has grommets to stake down. The bladder is then filled with the back wall clipped into the front fish/debris screen which is strapped to the staked grommets. As the bladder fills up, the interceptor check dam starts taking shape and impounding stormwater. Since the debris screen will remove the large solids, the discharge hose is protected from plugging.

For breaking down the interceptor check dam, disconnect the hose and open up the outlet valve for dewatering the impounded stormwater. Note that there is a small apron on the downstream edge for draining; however, the drainage course will be to be protected for erosion control. When that flow has initially diminished, then open up the drainage port(s) of the bladder and allow it to deflate. When the bladder is nearly empty, unstake the interceptor check dam and roll it out of the culvert.

Both designs can be pressure washed, dried out, rolled up, and placed into inventory for later use.

The Economics of Erosion Control

Costs are based on materials and labor required to cover 4,000 square feet (100’ x 40’). Cost of Injuries (clerical, processing and insurance) not calculated in totals.

ClimaCover™Waterfill Anchor Technology is more efficient resulting in fewer on-the-job injuries.

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Installation & Removal of Sandbags versus
Ground Bladders by Contractor
Ground Bladders
Total Cost First
Installation and Removal
($0.77 sq. ft)
($0.64 sq. ft)
Total Cost Second
Installation and Removal
($0.77 sq. ft)
($0.22 sq. ft)
Total Cost Third
Installation and Removal
($0.77 sq. ft)
($0.22 sq. ft)
Total After 3 Uses

Based on Washington State Department of Ecology's Specifications under BMP-C123

Advantages of Using Ground Bladder Technology

  • Hillside Covers: Ground bladder technology can use far less labor, last 10+ years, prevent wind from lifting sheeting to billow wherever, and be removed, deconned & reinstalled in no time.

  • Flood Control: In no time and with less labor - ground bladders can be easily installed to protect buildings, doorways, land, and equipment from flood events.

  • Cofferdam: In shoreline construction projects, it is necessary to perform the work in a semi-dry environment. Our ground bladders can segment out sections of shoreline from the rivers, lakes, ponds, and/or oceans.

  • Check Dam: For installing culverts, utilities, bridges, shoreline rehabilitation, and landscaping; ground bladder technology with our patented design will check dam the entire flow and divert to a location deemed fit – typically in less than 2 hours for 2 guys. The diverted flow can be treated for sediment and/or contamination before returning to its original course.

  • Temporary Building Walls with ClimaCover Clips: Building Contractors find it necessary to wall off sections of the buildings for reducing drafts and increasing the worker productivity in frigid environments. Visqueen walls can be installed, removed, and reused at a different location a fraction of the time and expense.

  • Road Saver: Sometimes water streams develop suddenly off the hillsides and threaten the road/highway integrity. Our ground bladder technologycan coffer dam the stream and direct the water to cross the road on a controlled matter.

  • Dike Boil Buster: It is typical for dikes to develop at times leaks that will need to be fix immediately. Our boil buster will not only stop the leaks; but also allow the internal sediment to completely fill-in the channel causing the leaks. This ground bladder technology can then be moved to the next leak easily.

  • Emergency Roof Repairs: Buildings that are missing section(s) of their roofs can use visqueen sheeting with ground bladder technology to add a protective cover over that missing section(s) without putting any holes into the roof.

  • Large Tent Supports: At times there is a safety and an aesthetic value of not having stakes in the ground and tie lines for tent support. Weighted ground bladders can hang from the upper crossbars and hold the tent in-place during windy days.

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Ground Bladder Technology in Action
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Tri-Wall Flood Barrier
Steep Hillside Cover
Regulatory Testing
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Air Boom/Turbidity Curtain
Temporary Wall Cover
Interceptor Check Dam

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Washington State Department of Ecology –
Best Management Products (BMP)

• BMP 123 – Plastic Ground Cover
• BMP 150 – Materials On Hand
• BMP 200 – Check Dams
• BMP 201 – Interceptor Check Dam
• BMP 208 – Triangular Silt Dike
• BMP 220 – Storm Drain Inlet Protection
• BMP 230 – Straw Bale Barrier
• BMP 235 – Straw Wattles

Washington State Fish & Wildlife
Completely Approved For In-Water or Near Water Projects

Washington State Department of Transportation
Qualified Products List (QPL) for Washington Contractors

BMP Applications - Additional Uses

  • A 20’ anchor weighs just 6 lbs when empty
    and 220 lbs when filled.

  • Greatly reduces on the job injuries and required man hours.
  • Completely encapsulates plastic covering used for erosion control.

  • Encapsulation prevents lift and prolongs the useful life of plastic covering.

  • 20’ x 100’ area can be covered and encapsulated using just 16 of our
    20’ anchors.

  • 2-man crew can install in 30 minutes

  • Rapid deployment in case of emergency or unexpected rain.

  • 8” X 20’ anchor has a 3 minute fill time using a standard ¾” garden hose.

  • Provides seal by conforming to ground contours.

  • Secures all edges of spoils piles
    preventing further contamination.

  • Also available in chemical resistant
    XR5 material for HazMat use.

  • Can DeCon and Reused.

  • Will Hold Tight in a Severe
    Wind Storm.

  • Available in high visibility Interstate Orange for high traffic areas.

  • Used by Utility Companies and Public Works for Best Management Practices.

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Request For Quotation
Flood/Erosion Sizing
Client Information (* = required field)







*Company Contact:

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Describe the area or structure needing flood/erosion control:
Hillside Shoreline
Buildings Culverts
Bridges Dikes

If other, describe:

What is the sq. ft. of the flood area?

Indicate additional items needed:

Anchors Sandbags
Stakes Sand
Ground Bladders

How wide is the culvert in which the Interceptor Check Dam will be placed?

Does the collected stormwater require to be redirected around the work site?

Yes | No

Does the stormwater need to be redirected up an elevated gradient that requires pumping?

Yes | No

Does the collected stormwater require to be filtered prior to release?

Yes | No