Inspect the site
1.1 First, remove any debris where the berm is to be built. Try to avoid sharp turns and uneven ground. If purchasing sand, consider a level place near the center of the berm for your sand pile. Filling your sandbags close to the berm will reduce fatigue.
1.2 Measure the length in feet of the berm – record here: __________
1.3 Measure height required – record here: __________
1.4 Use the table to estimate the number of bags required: _________
|Hieght of wall||Bags/10 feet|
Height of wall Bags/10 feet
1 foot 50
2 feet 100
3 feet 210
4 feet 360
5 feet 550
1.5 If fill material is not readily available on-site, you will need to buy sand. Expect to use about 40lbs of fill material in each bag. Multiply your number of sandbags (above) by 40lbs to get total amount of material required.
Record amount of sand required here: __________