Aqua Dam Products

Aqua Dam is a unique, patented idea, that uses water filled tubes to control water. Aqua Dam was originally designed as a method for blocking of streams for pipeline crossings. Using Aqua Dams to complete pipeline crossings is one of the most environmentally effective methods in use and is ideally suited to crossings involving large diameter pipelines. Aqua Dams are also ideal for flood control and been used effectively to prevent flooding of a number of communities. Finally Aqua Dams are used for temporary water storage for areas stricken by drought or where wild fires are expected.

On-site requirements for AquaDam installation require only portable pump and the usually abundant local water supply. This means Aqua Dam is ideal for water control projects such as stream or lake bed construction diversions, coffer damming, or environmental pollution confinement and silt control. Aqua Dam provides fast, effective relief for tougher applications such as mud slides, hazardous waste control and flooding. Aqua Dam is also an ideal choice for preventing overtopping of levees, which is the number one cause of levee failure.

Aqua Dams are a patented idea that combines three or more polyethylene or woven geo-tech tubes and any available water supply. Two 'inner' tubes, contained by an outer 'master' tube, are pumped full of water simultaneously. Counter friction between the master and inner tubes results in a stable, non-rolling 'wall' of contained water, which adjusts automatically to bottom terrain as the Aqua Dam deploys. Within minutes, an impervious, solid Aqua Dam is formed.

A few of the more common uses include:

  1. Water diversions during pipeline installation in and around rivers or standing water.

  2. Water containment during repairs on bridges, sewage systems and power plants.

  3. Easy, rapidly deployed flood control.

    Aqua Dams are used to block off streams for construction. Here a creek is blocked for a pipeline repair.
  4. Erosion control through diversion or containment of flowing water.

  5. Temporary reservoirs for water storage.

  6. Temporary containment of spilled materials.

  7. Silt containment and sediment collection.

Aqua Dams are normally installed by Layfield crews as site conditions vary from job to job. For details on installation of Aqua Dams in your area we suggest you contact your local Layfield office and ask for our Service Group.


Flood Control

  • Schuswap Lake Canoe, BC
  • Mishimokwa Resort Sicamous, BC
  • White Pines Sicamous, BC
  • Sicamous, Schuswap Lake, BC
  • Flood Control, Idaho
  • Flood Control, Idaho
  • Flood Control, Idaho


  • Coquihalla River Hope, BC
  • Little Red Deer River Sundre, AB
  • Pelican Lake Moose Jaw, SK
  • Telkwar River Smithers, BC
  • Beaton River Fort St. John, BC
  • Boundry Creek Midway, BC

Civil Work

  • Beaton River Fort St. John, BC
  • Thompson River Ashcroft, BC
  • Brunette River New Westminster, BC
  • Coffer Dam Power Station Gate Repair


  • Columbia River Castlegar, BC
  • Silt Control River Bank Rehabilitation
  • Hamilton Harbour Hamilton, ON
  • Wascana Creek Regina, SK
  • Pine River Chetwynd, BC
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