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Discussion in 'Water Features' started by alf500series, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. alf500series

    alf500series LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    Bentonite has been used for years as a sealant in farm ponds, fishery ponds and other larger earth-bottom bodies of water. It DOES NOT completely waterproof, but rather reduces seepage to a very minute level. To be effective, it must be applied correctly, which involves tilling and compacting. The additional costs in labor and machinery use would far exceed the cost of liner in a pondless project.
     
  3. alf500series

    alf500series LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    anybody ever tried using it for leaks in waterfalls or fountains?
     
  4. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    Beings that waterfalls and fountains are usually constructed using either liner or concrete, the answer is no. Bentonite only works with soil and then as a water resistant binding agent.
     
  5. Fishwhiz

    Fishwhiz LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
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