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Expert Tips For Pond Liner Installation

Shane CarterJune 28, 2018Ponds & Lakes

  If you are wanting to install a large pond liner, following a few simple steps can make the process much easier. Western Liner provides a complete Pond Liner Installation Guide on their website, which outlines everything you need to know and do in order to install a pond liner.   The most important thing Read More

Should You Hire a Pond Liner Installer or Do It Yourself?

Shane CarterJune 28, 2018Ponds & Lakes

  So, you’ve decided to add a pond to your property and you wonder if you should do it yourself or hire a professional pond liner installer. Before you make this decision, here are some questions to ask yourself:   How large of a pond do you want? What will the pond contain? Will there Read More

What is a Retention Pond and Why Do Cities Need Them?

Tom PerkinsMay 24, 2018Ponds & Lakes

  Retention ponds are becoming increasingly required when it comes to city planning and development. A wet pond, or retention pond, is simply a basin that catches the water runoff from higher elevation surfaces. They are established to help limit flooding during torrential rainfall, and to help remove the pollutants from the surrounding environment. Retention Read More

What is an Anaerobic Lagoon?

Tom PerkinsApril 30, 2018Agriculture

  Anaerobic lagoons are highly specialized and designed lagoons that are used to hold and process animal waste, particularly that of cows and pigs. The waste from dairies and pig farms (also known as concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs) can be highly problematic if not handled correctly. Almost all livestock lagoons are anaerobic now, Read More

What Is a Reserve Pit?

Tom PerkinsMarch 28, 2018Containment Liners

  With 1.7 million oil wells in the United States as of 2015, the oil and gas industry is big business. One aspect of this business is the need for reserve pits to be dug and maintained near each drilling site. Reserve pits are storage pits that are used in oil and gas drilling operations. Read More

What is an Alternative Daily Cover?

Tom PerkinsMarch 20, 2018Landfill

  An alternative daily cover (ADC) refers to the use of a material other than soil as a  daily cover for a landfill. A daily cover is required by federal regulations to improve health and safety around a landfill. While 6 inches of soil are traditionally used for the daily cover, soil cover uses valuable Read More

What Is a Geomembrane?

Tom PerkinsFebruary 26, 2018Geomembranes

A geomembrane may sound like a medical experiment gone wrong, but its uses and applications are both varied and fascinating. Geomembranes are synthetic membrane liners or barriers used to control fluid migration in a manmade project, structure, or system. They are made from relatively thin continuous polymeric sheets that are sometimes made from the infusion Read More

Why Your Athletic Field Needs an All-Weather Cover

Tom PerkinsFebruary 16, 2018Sports Industry

  PLAY BALL! Did you know how important it is to protect your athletic fields during bad weather? Football, baseball, soccer, even golf courses often require tarps, covers, and liners. This is not only to preserve the field for play, but also to preserve the venue itself for fundraising and other community uses as well. Read More

The Complete Guide To Custom Fish Pond Liners

Tom PerkinsDecember 18, 2017Ponds & Lakes

Why Do You Need a Pond Liner? Pond liners keep water from draining into the soil. They form an impermeable layer between the water and the soil, preventing water loss.   However, a pond liner only works if it’s free of leaks. In practice, a liner can develop leaks for three reasons:   1. Punctures Read More

Saving Water with Dam Liners

Tom PerkinsDecember 10, 2017Ponds & Lakes

  Increasingly, water is a precious resource, not to be wasted. Water storage by use of dams or ponds requires the very best liner materials to prevent leakage from the reservoir into the ground.   Fortunately, today’s geosynthetic and geomembrane materials offer long life for a multitude of different applications. High-quality dam liners made from Read More

Benefits of Athletics Field Liners

Dave WrightJanuary 3, 2017Sports Industry

  Athletic fields for football, soccer, baseball, and other types of sport are not merely venues for sporting activities. They can be used for many other events, too. Hence, they must be properly maintained, and storm water must be efficiently managed underneath these fields.   Having an effective storm water management system does not have Read More

Why PVC Can Be A Good Choice For Landfill Liners

Dave WrightDecember 5, 2016Landfill

  Landfill liners are laid under landfills to minimize or prevent the migration of toxic substances and leachate into nearby rivers and underlying aquifers or for any possibble contamination of the surrounding area. Modern landfills often use Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) geomembranes to contain contaminates.   PVC is commonly an alternative to polyethylene geomembranes. When looking Read More

Pit Liners – Why You Should Use Them

Dave WrightNovember 16, 2016Containment Liners

  Waste products and any critical contaminant are most often toxic to the soil and groundwater, so they must be contained at all costs. Using pit liners is one of the ways to contain most kinds of byproducts and waste.   They can also be used for containing water in energy industries like gas, fracking, Read More

Have You Got the Right Field Lining Equipment for Your Athletic Field?

Shane CarterOctober 31, 2016Sports Industry

  Athletic fields are not merely used for gaming events, sports, and other community or institutional events. Having the right field lining equipment can make your athletic field a sustainable source of water with its own storm water recapture system.   Modern technology has enabled athletic fields to have better water runoff and irrigation. Some Read More

The Right Landfill Liner Is Essential for Your Success – Read This to Find Out Why

Dave WrightOctober 3, 2016Landfill

  An appropriate geomembrane liner will allow a landfill to safely and securely handle waste. Landfills are essential to proper waste management, so they are carefully engineered and built to effectively handle and keep waste. Landfill liners are specially designed and crafted for that purpose to avoid certain liquids from garbage and waste from seeping Read More

Interesting Facts About Canal Liners

Dave WrightSeptember 19, 2016Agriculture

Seepage is one of the factors that can lead to approximately 30 to 40 percent of irrigation water loss in canals. Applying the right irrigation canal lining should help minimize the impact of seepage. The canal lining is the impermeable layer applied at the sides and at the bed of the canal to boost its Read More

Lake Liners: Think Big When Planning Water Features

Dave WrightSeptember 6, 2016Ponds & Lakes

  Water containment can be challenging when it comes to a body of water that is several acres in size such as lakes. For this reason, there are specially crafted lake liners that can help prevent water loss. High-quality liners can be an efficient and cost-effective way to preserve and contain water in your lake. Read More

Getting The Best Pond Liner Installation Instructions Online

Dave WrightAugust 22, 2016Ponds & Lakes

  Installing a pond liner is a cost-effective way to prevent water loss in the long run. Whether you need a fish pond liner, large lake liner, or a liner for a containment pond, high-quality pond liners that are made of reinforced polyethylene and other durable materials can last for more than 20 years even Read More

Useful Tips to Install Geotextile Liner

Dave WrightAugust 15, 2016Geomembranes

  Geotextile liners are permeable fabrics that can filter, separate, drain, reinforce, or protect the soil. They are usually made from high-quality material, like polypropylene or polyester, and they are used for many different applications, including the lining of canals, ditches, and ponds to prevent the primary liner from being punctured by rocks or other Read More

Three Easy Ways to Make Ditch Lining More Efficient

Dave WrightAugust 9, 2016Agriculture

A ditch can be an efficient and versatile system for drainage, or it can be used to aid farmers with irrigation to grow crops. Like canals, ditches must be lined to minimize soil erosion, deter weed growth on the sides, and prevent dirt from destroying and causing the structure to crumble over time. Ditch liners Read More

What is a Geomembrane?

Shane CarterMay 18, 2016Geomembranes

A geomembrane is considered a very low permeability (low leakage rate) liner made out of synthetic (man made) material.   Usually the phrase geomembrane liner is used by engineers or people who have had experience with liners. They are often more technically savvy when it comes to the physical characteristics of a liner so that Read More

Factory Preformed Liners Give You The Most Bang For Your Buck

Shane CarterApril 30, 2016Geomembranes

  Most of the strongest and cost effective geomembrane liner materials are welded together in a Factory. The liner materials generally come in 12’ or less. These sizes will not allow for larger size ponds or other containments to be lined without the assistance of a factory. These preformed pond liner materials are meant to Read More

Why Choosing a Geomembrane Liner over Clay is Almost Always the Best Decision.

Shane CarterFebruary 5, 2016Geomembranes

Trying to decide how to prevent a pond or lake from leaking can be a daunting process. When it comes to geomembrane liners there are many choices to consider. Type of liner material, thickness, reinforced, unreinforced, among other physical characteristics you may not understand. Why not just choose clay and be done with it? There Read More

As Budgets Tighten, More People Are Using Affordable Geomembrane Containment Liners

Shane CarterApril 30, 2015Containment Liners Geomembranes

  Although containment options such as concrete and coatings can be a good choice when money is no object, often this isn’t the case. Increasingly due to budget constraints the amount of area that is lined is based on the cost of the materials used.With budgets tight, more companies and government entities are doing what Read More

How Pond Liners Conserve Water

Shane CarterJanuary 13, 2015Agriculture Ponds & Lakes

With inclement weather and droughts throughout North America, water conservation is more important than ever. Garden ponds, watershed ponds, storage reservoirs, canals, golf courses, lakes, lagoons, and other containment systems need reliable protection from leakage in order to conserve water and protect the surrounding environment. For example, home and business owners that use ponds to Read More

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