Sealing Lakes and Ponds with ESS-13...

Waterborne Application: For existing ponds and lakes that are full or partially full, the most economical option for reducing seepage is the Waterborne treatment. With this method, the product is simply poured into the existing body of water and it migrates over the next 72 hours. As the seepage occurs, the product is drawn into the soil where it reduces the amount of water loss due to seepage by 60% to 90%. A Waterborne application of ESS-13 usually requires one gallon of product to every 2,000 gallons of water, although this rate may vary.

Treated and Compacted Application: This method is suitable for new lakes or renovation projects. The product is mixed into the soil using standard earthmoving equipment. The desired goal is a uniform soil, water and emulsion mixture. Once that is achieved, the soil is then compacted in 6” lifts until the specified liner thickness is achieved. Each 6” layer is then compacted at (+/-) 2% of optimum moisture content. Once the compaction is complete the lake is ready to fill.

Spray-On Application: Over the last ten years the development of our most effective lining system, the ESS-13 Spray-On application, has opened up many doors of opportunity in the public sector. This method can usually meet the most stringent wastewater standards utilizing on-site soil. With this method, the product is simply sprayed onto a properly prepared subgrade and then allowed to dry. Once it is dry, a 6” compacted soil cover is placed over the liner to protect it during the filling process.

Subgrade Preparation: When ESS-13 is being used in either a Waterborne application (most often used in smaller ponds that have not yet been filled as a cost saving measure) or a Spray-On application, ESS-13 Treated and Compacted formulation can also be incorporated into the subgrade in one 6” lift. This ensures that the subgrade is properly prepared and provides for maximum results.

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