Will sandbags keep water out completely out of a house during a flood?

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  • 6 months ago

    No, the sandbags are only capable of slowing floodwaters rather than stopping them completely. Proper sandbags are made from materials that will stack easily and allow you to create a more effective barrier against oncoming waters. While not wholly effective, sandbags do help mitigate floodwater damages.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    No because sand lets water through but slowly. slow enough to bail or pump it out.

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  • 6 months ago

    No, they will slow it down but not completely stop it.

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  • 6 months ago

    No .

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  • Edwena
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    6 months ago

    No. It is best for knocking down wakes from rescue boats and trucks. It will slow down the ingress of water, but you still have to have pumps to pump out the water that seeps through. The primary purpose of sandbags is to give the victims something to do. Hard work instead of sitting around complaining about overthrowing the government because they didn't prevent what is about to happen. You should invent a sand bag easy fill machine to make the work easier. The government will probably tell you to not make it.

    • Markus Imhof
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      6 months agoReport

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  • 6 months ago

    no, it will only slow down the water at a certain level, if the water gets over that level it will not be able to stop it

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  • Will
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    6 months ago

    No. It will delay the entry of water, but the water will find a way because there is no force on the planet that is more destructive than water. It will find a way through.

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  • In
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No. You will need to have polyethylene between the water and the sand bags to keep most of the water out but you will still get some seepage under and around. Prep what you can and get to higher ground ASAP. Houses and belongings can be replaced, human lives cannot.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Not completely but a flood is not a static situation, it rises and it falls, so the sandbags can stop the water enough during that peak to make a big difference,

    Source(s): Never been anywhere near a flood. Too smart to.
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