Geomembranes and Liners: Cost-Effective Fluid Containment and Management

PVC liner being unfolded for pond at Hollywood Casino in Columbus OH

PVC liner being unfolded for pond at Hollywood Casino in Columbus OH

Geomembranes are a cost effective way to meet requirements of fluid barriers, containments, and other similar applications. Geomembranes have been used for many years, and have become increasingly popular, due to their effectiveness. These membranes are made in many varieties, so they can be used in many different types of projects. Products can be compounded for multiple purposes. All products undergo intense quality control, to ensure the products sold are the best possible membranes and liners. The Liners are made specifically for durability, flexibility, and chemical resistance. This makes it great for waste water, ponds, and canals. Membranes and liners are used to successfully prevent water contamination in a variety of projects. Geomembranes can be used for oil drilling projects, storm water projects, and in landfills. Membranes and liners play an important role in the health and safety of the people who drink their local water. Geomembranes are installed faster than traditional clay liners, which means you also save money in labor costs. Use of Geomembranes has steadily increased because they work great, and are easier to work with than other options. Geomembranes will also help you meet the local, state, and federal containment requirements of your project. When you are dealing with water contamination, and the health of people, you will want to use the best possible form of containment……. you will find the best solutions in Geomembranes and Liners.

Membranes and liners in Landfills

Landfill membranes and liners are important, because they prevent toxic waste and chemicals from entering aquifers, rivers, and lakes, which can contaminate the local water supply. Membranes and liners prevent waste from getting into water sources, because they provide a barrier. The barriers provided by Geomembranes are tear resistant, puncture resistant, and impact resistant. This means that even under stress these membranes will not rip, tear, or deteriorate. Membranes and liners in landfills are extremely important to the health and safety of the people who live near the landfill and drink the local water.  Geomembrane lining and capping materials from Site Supply are second to none in the industry. We offer PVC, HDPE and LLDPE membranes as well as Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCL’s), and we pride ourselves on the speed and proficiency of our delivery and installation support.

Uses of Liners and Membranes in Stormwater Applications

Fill material installed over liner at Hollywood Casino pond

Fill material installed over liner at Hollywood Casino pond

Membranes and liners have been used successfully with storm water many times. One city required that all polluted water from parking lots and buildings, in the new and very large retail center, be contained before allowing storm water to be released into the nearby steam. As a solution, ponds were built to hold the storm water, and Geomembranes were used to line the ponds, preventing the water from leaking out. The ponds were built to be aesthetically appealing; additionally a bubble fountain and water falls were added for the viewing pleasure of local shoppers.

Membranes and Liners in the Oil & Gas Industry

Geomembranes have been used in the oil industry since the 1970’s. During the 1970’s salt from drilling was being put into reserve pits, which were also used to mix drilling mud. After, drilling was finished the salts were placed into groundwater tables which caused contamination of water wells. Soon, regulations were put into place which required the use of Geomembranes to prevent contamination from oil drilling. Membranes and liners are now being used everyday to form secondary containment barriers to protect surrounding areas from potential contaminate spills from oil and gas drilling and injection operations.