High Quality Sodium Bentonite from Easley, Inc.
Sodium Bentonite soil sealants can be utilized for water containment projects for farm ponds and fresh water lakes. Ponds, stock tanks, lagoons, and other small bodies of water are prone to leaks and seepage from there bottoms as well as from their sides. These water bodies need to be monitored for leaks. In cases where an existing pond has developed a leak, the pond should be sealed off to avoid further issues.
Sodium bentonite is earthen clay material that makes an excellent pond liner. Sodium Bentonite is an environmentally friendly organic material that has proven to be extremely effective in sealing ponds, stock tanks, lagoons, and other earthen sealing projects. Sodium Bentonite has no chemical additives and is safe for fish, livestock and other plant life. Using bentonite effectively will ensure that a water body stops losing water through seepage and can prevent future leaks from developing.
Oklahoma based, Easley, Inc. is a leading supplier of sodium bentonite clay. Whether you are trying to seal a leaking pond constructing. Our high quality sodium bentonite is sure to get the job done. We also provide granular bentonite for broadcasting over the top of the water on a leaking pond
To learn more about sodium bentonite or to place an order contact us today at 405-382-1973.
Sodium Bentonite as a Pond Leak Sealer
Seepage is one of the most common problems that ponds, stock tanks, lagoons, and lakes face. Water loss by way of seepage can naturally endanger many lakes and ponds and diminish their usage. Bentonite is an earthen clay sealant that is not only natural and safe for the environment, but affordable as well. Using bentonite effectively will ensure that a water body stops losing water through seepage and can prevent future leaks from developing.
Environmentally Safe ~ Cost Effective ~ Easy to Apply
How Does Bentonite Fix Leaking Ponds?
When bentonite is exposed to water, the Sodium Bentonite particles expand up to fifteen times their dry bulk size. The expansion forms a mechanical bond with the surrounding compacted soils and fills the voids between the soil particles. This creates a barrier that effectively impedes further seepage through the soil, typically decreasing the permeability of a soil several orders of magnitude.
The hydrated Sodium Bentonite becomes a tough, highly flexible mastic that naturally expands and moves to self-seal small cracks that develop in the soil. Bentonite can withstand hydration/re-hydration and freeze-thaw cycles without losing its sealing ability.Therefore, bentonite is a great option for sealing ponds built on porous soil. Bentonite is a completely safe and non-toxic substance that will not contaminate the water or harm wildlife and fish. As a result, bentonite is an effective pond sealant for a number of different types of applications.
Sodium Bentonite Clay Products
Sodium Bentonite Pond Sealer is better suited to sealing new ponds or dry ponds which have no water in them.
Sodium Bentonite Granular Seal is a coarse granular bentonite that can be sprinkled over existing ponds to decrease water leakage. The Sodium Bentonite is drawn into cracks and crevices where leakage is occurring, providing a seal without draining the pond.
Bentonite Application Methods for Ponds
Bentonite is not only used to plug or seal leaking water bodies like ponds. It is also commonly used in the construction of new ponds and lakes. By mixing the bentonite with the soil around a pond site, one can ensure zero seepage from the outset and prevent future problems from occurring. Depending on the size of the area or pond to which the bentonite is going to be applied, this material can be easily applied using basic farm equipment or through hand tools. Large ponds will require the use of motorized vehicles like tractors to adequately spread the material.
Several different techniques can be used when applying bentonite. The appropriate method of bentonite application will depend on the nature of the pond leakage, the type of soil on which it is to be applied, and whether or not the pond will be drained or is new construction. Moreover, the amount of bentonite that should be applied to the bottom of an existing pond will also depend upon the pond’s depth and the amount of pressure exerted on the bottom.
Applying bentonite to a water body involves careful planning and monitoring in order to ensure successful application. Using the right amount of bentonite and the right method of application is crucial if a pond is to be sealed effectively. At Easley, Inc., we can provide important information and tips for properly applying sodium bentonite to ensure lasting results.
Choose Easley, Inc. for Your Bentonite Supply Needs
If you are looking for a 100% natural substance for any kind of water-related sealing, look no further than Easley, Inc. With a wide selection of sodium bentonite and clay bentonite products available, we can supply the materials you need. Contact Easley, Inc. by email, phone 405-382-1973 or use our convenient contact form to send your questions or place an order.