Typar Geocells Provide Effective, Efficient Flood Protection in Selkirk, MB Canada
(Nashville, TN) – April 15, 2011 – Typar Geocells Flood Protection Systems provided fast protection in light of emergency flood situations recently in Selkirk, MB Canada. During the mid-April flood, the city of Selkirk realized the need to quickly bridge a gap in their existing levee system near a local park. With the installation assistance of Bowser Construction, the city rapidly deployed Typar Geocells and successfully fortified the park and surrounding areas of Selkirk.
“The installation of Typar Geocells was simple and very quick. We were able to deploy a 15 foot section every 15 minutes with only five people,” said Bryan Bowser, President of Bowser Construction. “We laid the equivalent of 25,000 sandbags in ten hours and nobody broke a sweat. I was quite impressed.”
“We can install a flood wall in practically no time compared to sandbags,” says Michel Boyer, President of DBB Inc. “As far as I am concerned, Typar Geocells System is a miracle product. The efficiency gained and technology used in Typar Geocells is light years ahead of any traditional flood protection systems.”
Typar, a division of Fiberweb, Inc., designed Typar Geocells to differ from sandbags and other forms of flood protection by functioning as a singular, stabilized structure rather than individual units. The system also offers various height and configuration options due to their ability to be easily stacked and transported. Typar Geocells Systems are comprised of geotextile materials and have been tested by the US Army Corp of Engineers. Once expanded, they are able to be filled with sand, rocks and other suitable materials to enforce their flood water resistance.
Fiberweb, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiberweb plc, is one of the world’s largest and leading suppliers of high performance, specialty nonwoven fabrics. With its vast experience in nonwoven geotextiles, Fiberweb has long been regarded as a technological innovator with a strong portfolio of intellectual property, a preferred partner for customers focused on high-quality and reliable supply, and a consistent inventor in global network of competitive manufacturing assets. With revenues approaching $1 billion and over 1,800 employees worldwide, the company has a strong global position with major operations in North America, Europe and Asia.
Visit TyparGeocells.com for more information or to find out how Typar Geocells technology can help you in environmental or civil emergency situations.
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Quick, easy and effective TYPAR® Geocells are made in the USA and can be used to protect property from flood damage and to meet local codes and state and federal regulations for sediment and erosion control.