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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?

Tom PerkinsOctober 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?

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

How Pond Liners Conserve Water

Tom PerkinsJanuary 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

Controlling Water Seepage in Ponds and Canals with Geosynthetic Liners

Tom PerkinsJanuary 13, 2015Agriculture

  Irrigation canals and ponds have been used for centuries to transport water to crops, and this concept has remained largely unchanged since its invention, save for the added technologies of waterwheels and hydraulics. Traditionally, canals used to transport water to where it is needed were lined with concrete or compacted earth. While earthen canals Read More

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