March 26, 2009
HESCO Bastion USA Providing ‘Heavy Artillery’ for North Dakota Flood Battle
Installed in one-tenth of the time it takes to construct traditional sandbag levees, HESCO Bastion USA's innovative Concertainer barriers are an efficient, effective, and proven tool in emergency flood fighting campaigns. In fact, every structure protected by HESCO in the
"Time is of the essence in emergency situations, which is exactly why HESCO's Concertainer technology is such an effective weapon in protecting communities from the ravages of flood waters," said
The rising waters in
Fast Facts About HESCO:
- A typical wall of HESCO Concertainer units -- equivalent to approximately 1500 sandbags -- can be erected and installed by two people, using a standard front loader, in just 20 minutes. A similar sandbag wall would take ten workers roughly seven hours to erect.
- The innovative HESCO Concertainer system consists of linked welded mesh cells lined with geotextile. The units are flat-packed, transported to flood zones on pallets, and erected on-site easily in a matter of minutes. The units are then machine-filled with aggregate (dirt, sand) to form a robust defense wall.
- HESCO Concertainers were installed to protect a critical I-wall located along the Industrial Canal in
New Orleansduring Hurricane Gustav. This location was one of the most critical and vulnerable sections of the entire New Orleansflood protection system.
- HESCO Concertainer units have been widely and successfully used to protect our troops in
Iraqand Afghanistan. Walls built from the units have been used to protect hospitals, guard posts and embassies.
SOURCE HESCO Bastion USA