|All soils leak, some types more than others. Keeping a body
of water full provides better water quality, greater fishing and
a more scenic view.
Water Features Add Value
Water features play many roles in today's world. The beauty and
habitat of a well-placed pond or fishing lake can improve the
appearance of even the flattest, most mundane piece of land
— and make the surroundings a better environment in the process.
LLC geomembrane lake liner projects
have fallen in to two categories:
Renovating a leaking lake- We are
called in after the land owner usually tries several
unsuccessful remedies at great cost. In most cases, the
lake construction catastrophe could have been averted by proper soil testing prior
to any construction. Certain types of soils will simply not hold
water. Typically, we see 7 out of 10 clay or bentonite liners
New construction in a less than ideal site-
Sometimes the land owner has the ideal spot for a great trophy
fishing lake or recreation lake. It is scenic, fits well
with existing terrain, has adequate watershed to fill the lake and is in a
location convenient to recreational use and fishing.
BUT - the
soil tests we perform indicate the location
is less than ideal for holding water. At this point, the
landowner needs to question an unscrupulous contractor.
Many contractors want the job so badly they will tell the land
owner anything in order to get the job. Lining the lake
bed with on site heavy clay or using a bentonite clay liner are
typical schemes we run across.
The only guaranteed solution is a geomembrane
plastic lake liner.
Geomembrane plastic liner use in tandem with solid design turns a less than
ideal piece of land into a valuable asset. In addition,
geomembrane liner use prevents seepage loss thereby conserving
millions of gallon of water annually.
We believe as with any construction project, the end result is
only as good as the project specifications, materials, and
quality of installation.
has a long history of
successful installations and the references to verify our
The plastic lining you choose is dependent upon many site unique
factors. It's why we don't have any "canned solutions" to offer
you. Many times we can save you both time and money in
your lake lining choice based upon our hands on past experience
with assorted lake liner projects. .
Geomembrane being delivered to the job site -
Near Palestine,TX Fall 2008
Types of Geomembrane Lake Liners
Geomembranes - (Poly Vinyl Chloride)
Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) is the most commonly specified lining
material in the industry. Manufactured by the calendaring or
extrusion process, it is a highly flexible, non-reinforced,
cost-effective, waterproofing geomembrane liner with many uses
and advantages for the user.
PVC has high puncture strength and excellent abrasion
resistance. It is resistant to a number of industrial chemicals.
Because of its high flexibility, PVC liners readily conform to
subgrade contours and offer excellent interface friction without
The use of a PVC geomembrane liner prevents contaminants from
entering groundwater sources or streams. In addition, it
conserves potable water resources by preventing seepage loss.
PVC is available in a variety of formulations including fish
grade and oil resistant. It is available in 20 mil, 30 mil, 40
mil and 60 mil.
PVC material is delivered in rolls of 6-8' wide material and
fabricated into large panels for delivery to the project site.
PVC can be fabricated into panels of up to 25,000 sf and shipped
to a site for installation. The use of large fabricated panels
allows field installation crews to install acres of lining per
day while limiting the number of field seams.
(High Density Polyethylene)
HDPE is the most widely used geomembrane in the world and is
used more commonly internationally due to its availablility and
relatively inexpensive material cost.
HDPE is an excellent product for large applications that require
UV and Ozone resistance, chemical resistance or high-quality
installations. Typically used in landfill and mining
applications, this product is delivered in large rolls with a
width of 22.5' and is heat welded in the field by trained
technicians providing a high quality, test certified
installation. HDPE offers the most cost effective liner for
large projects. HDPE is available in thicknesses ranging from 40
to 120 mil.
HDPE Lining materials are a cost-effective choice for exposed
lining projects. This product has been used in landfills, WWT
lagoons, animal waste lagoons and mining applications.
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