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Category Archives: Containment Liners

What Does a Pond Liner Cost?

Tom PerkinsFebruary 8, 2021Containment Liners Geomembranes Ponds & Lakes

Establishing the cost for a large pond liner requires more than simply choosing the cheapest material per square foot. All elements of the project need to be considered, including obviously the size of the pond, but also the use of the pond, longevity expected, slope and depth, whether water is still or moving, and also Read More

Commercial Pond Liners

Dave WrightJanuary 26, 2021Containment Liners Geomembranes Ponds & Lakes

The function of large pond liners for commercial ponds calls for sophisticated liner materials, and this becomes increasingly important the larger the pond and the more exacting the ground conditions. While the small garden fish pond will often turn to the common retail offering of the synthetic rubber EPDM, there are frequently better choices available, Read More

Heavy Duty Pond Liners

Tom PerkinsDecember 11, 2020Containment Liners Geomembranes Ponds & Lakes

The material best suited as a liner for a heavy duty pond project is not obvious unless the entire project is taken into account. Western Environmental Liner supplies Geomembranes that exceed industry standards for tear and puncture resistance and warrants these for as much as 20 years of service life, but we always recommend a Read More

Stormwater Retention Ponds

Dave WrightSeptember 1, 2020Containment Liners Ponds & Lakes

Stormwater retention ponds, or basins, exist to manage runoff water surges and hold them back from flooding or overburdening an area or a waterway system. These ponds can be called either Retention or Detention ponds, depending on the purpose. Often these ponds are systematically fed runoff water from surrounding drainage systems. Detention ponds seek merely Read More

Installation Tips and Pitfalls with Pond Liners

Dave WrightFebruary 13, 2020Containment Liners Ponds & Lakes

  While the engineering specifications for any size and use of a pond can be determined from multiple reference sources, one thing that can’t be established in advance is how well, or how poorly, the installation of the pond liner will go. It’s an industry commonplace that the vast majority of failures of pond liners Read More

Why RPE is Often Better than HDPE for Pond Liners

Dave WrightNovember 11, 2019Containment Liners Geomembranes

  There are many types and purposes of ponds, but the one characteristic in common is that they shouldn’t leak – and that’s down to the pond liner you use. Which type of material is best for your pond project, an RPE or an HDPE liner?   RPE is Reinforced Polyethylene, a woven product, and Read More

What Are Oilfield Secondary Containment Requirements?

Dave WrightOctober 3, 2018Containment Liners

  Oil and gas production is a highly regulated industry and rightly so. Oils spills such as the devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 have been known to negatively impact drinking water, cause public health crises, and ravage natural resources and wildlife. How oil and gas is extracted, processed, transported, and stored is extremely 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

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

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

Tom PerkinsApril 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

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