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Sandbagging can be quite helpful where the level of water is not expected to be too high. Otherwise you need a considerable number of bags, sand and plastic sheeting.


  • Sandbagging your doors doesn’t stop water from entering your house via the seep holes.
  • Sandbagging your front fence line doesn’t stop water entering through your neighbours’ property, or their neighbour’s property.
  • Place sandbags against entry points to the house otherwise you risk damming and catching rain which may then enter your house.

For tips on using sandbags to protect your home and business, see this page:


Watch the sandbagging video.

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