Flood & Erosion Protection



TrapBag® & The Mining Industry

TrapBags and the Mining Industry

We are expanding our services to the international market in response to demand from the mining industry. TrapBag® barriers can help the mining industry by providing retaining walls, diversion barriers, tailings dams, erosion control barriers as well as check dams and emergency containment for leachate spills. The TrapBag® barrier systems have been used to elevate berms contain, Cyanide spills, redirect mudflows and provide flood protection in the mining sector. The TrapBag® is rapidly deployable as a ready response to liquid and earthen emergency’s in remote mines. The TrapBag® is very lite and compact making it easy to transport by air as well as easy to deploy with minimal labor. One ground labor to pull out and connect the chains of cells (bags) and two 3 meter frontend loaders can deploy and fill 100 to 150 lin. meters of 1.2 meter tall barrier per hr with minimal training. TrapBag® has worked with private sector industries as well as global governments.

Negative environmental issues associated with the mining industry:

  • Erosion
  • Toxic contamination of soil
  • Toxic contamination of groundwater & surface water
  • Sinkholes
  • Flooding

The mining industry in the US and other developed countries are mandated to follow strict environmental & rehabilitation codes to minimize impact on the surrounding area & people as well as restoring the area to its previous condition.

Benefits of TrapBag® Barrier System

  • Rapid response time
  • Lightweight & compact
  • Easy & economical to transport
  • Ease of access to remote mines
  • Easily to deploy & fill
  • Minimal training required

Mining Industry Uses

  • Tailings dams
  • Erosion control
  • Retaining walls
  • Diversion barriers
  • Emergency containment
  • Check dams
  • Elevate berms
  • Redirect mudflows
  • Flood protection