Oct. 16, 2012
-- The latest spell of bad weather across the UK has seen even more properties damaged by flood water and with more rain on the way, the demand for sandbags is high.
If you have been anywhere near the UK over the last few weeks you won’t have missed the large amount of rain coming down, putting even more areas under risk of flooding. The recent weather has proved that flooding is becoming an even larger risk for property owners across the country and with more rain expected, everyone is desperate for ways to avoid flood waters invading business premises, homes and other properties, with the demand for high quality sandbags rising.
The protective packaging experts at Weir & Carmichael, who provide hessian sandbags as part of their vast range says, having forewarning of the rain that is expected to hit the UK in the next few weeks has given businesses, councils and homeowners the chance to take action and put preventative measures in place to protect their properties. The impact of flooding is both practical and emotional – the practical side being the extensive damage to buildings that rising flood water can do, while the emotional side is the amount of irreplaceable belongings that get damaged such as photographs and books and not being able to return home until the property has dried out. Anything property owners can do to avoid this is welcomed.
Sandbags have always been a traditional way of protecting property simply by building barriers directly around doors and windows. And with the warning of more bad weather on its way, sandbags are easy to stockpile and have ready when water levels start to rise. Weir & Carmichael have been supplying sandbags to the Ministry of Defence and local authorities for over 50 years and have a range of both woven polypropylene and hessian bags, with large stocks held at their warehouse ready for quick dispatch.
Their range covers rot proofed hessian bags, as well as polypropylene sandbags with UV additives incorporated, helping to prolong the life of the bags regardless of the conditions they endure. Their stock includes different sizes and specifications, ready for next day delivery where possible. Weir & Carmichael sandbags can even be ordered ready filled and no order is too small. To see the range in full simply go to http://www.weirbags.co.uk