How Much Do Sandbags Cost?

A sandbag is a container made of a polypropylene material, filled with either soil or sand.  It’s used for different purposes such as flood control, and the amount of soil or sand inside the sack varies depending on the need.

Sandbags have been used to protect soldiers as they use it as temporary fortification since it can absorb some pressure from the incoming hostile fire.  They are also compact enough to be used to control a flood, preventing the area from overflowing.  Sandbags can also be attached to weights as a means of weight training.

Sandbags by nickellis74, on Flickr
Sandbags” (CC BY 2.0) by  nickellis74

How much is it?

RetailerCost
ACE Hardware$15 for 25 woven poly
Home Depot$50 for 50 woven bags
Lowe's$50 for 50 woven bags
Sears$5 per unfilled
TrueValue$30 for one sandless 6"x10"
ULINE$30 for 100 woven poly
Walmart- $50 for 100 woven poly
- $4 per burlap

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Average Reported Cost: $4

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  1. Scott (Bellingham,  Washington) paid $4 and said:

    Come on… an average 50-lb sand bag (filled) costs $3-$5. Where do you get off telling people it’s $50?!? That’s just insane.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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