Sacks not sand­bags needed for floods

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

DIY stores B&Q and Home­base and The Range are now stock­ing an in­no­va­tive al­ter­na­tive to sand­bags.

The Hy­dro­sack and Hy­dros­nake cre­ate a bar­rier to flood­wa­ter.

Once in con­tact with wa­ter, the prod­ucts quickly ex­pand and ab­sorb up to 20 litres of liq­uid in around three min­utes. The fill­ings then crys­tallise and re­tain their weight for up to six months.

They are com­postable af­ter use and cost from £14.98.

David Sal­lon, in­ven­tor of both the Hy­dro prod­ucts, says: “Sand­bags are in­vari­ably is­sued af­ter the floods oc­cur due to the dif­fi­culty in fill­ing and dis­tribut­ing them. By the time they are filled and de­liv­ered, it’s nor­mally too late.”

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