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Category Archives: Geomembranes

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

Why Weight and Thickness are Not the Final Specs for Geomembrane Liners

Tom PerkinsApril 10, 2020Geomembranes

  The best advice we can give to anyone contemplating a geomembrane pit or pond liner is to talk to us before writing the final project specifications. This is important because the tests and standards established to measure and specify the characteristics of various geotextiles may not by themselves be adequate to meet the overall Read More

Costs to Consider with Every Pond Liner Project

Dave WrightMarch 11, 2020Geomembranes Ponds & Lakes

  Every pond liner project is potentially unique and should be treated as such. Even though there are commonly accepted standards to use as benchmarks for specifications, we believe a consultation with the supplier or manufacturer up front is the most effective way to specify the correct materials and deployment for the project. Here are 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 Is a Geomembrane and How Are They Used?

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

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

What is a Geomembrane?

Tom PerkinsMay 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 they Read More

Factory Preformed Liners Give You The Most Bang For Your Buck

Tom PerkinsApril 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.

Tom PerkinsFebruary 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

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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