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Why Are Canals Essential to Modern Life?

Many people only associate canals with the waterways in Venice that are traveled by gondola, but each year thousands of miles of new canals are installed for a wide variety of uses. 

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Common Problems with Geomembranes

With proper material and thickness selection, geomembranes should install smoothly with few issues.

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Creating a Complete Geomembrane System

A geomembrane system is a complete set of liners designed to work together to contain any kind of solid or liquid waste.

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All About Geomembrane Underlayments

The last category of common applications for geomembranes is underlayment. Similar to liners, an underlayment doesn’t necessarily contain every drop of liquid in a reservoir, but still plays an important role in drainage and soil stability.

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Geomembrane Liners vs Other Options

While geomembranes may make the best liner for all short-term and permanent storage situations, they’re far from the only option.

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All About Geomembrane Liners

The single most common and essential use for a geomembrane is lining. Without a flexible and impermeable layer of geomembrane, it’s much harder and more expensive to build a pond, tank, containment area, landfill, or other facility that must hold liquids.

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All About Geomembrane Covers

Take the temporary tarp to the next level by installing a permanent geomembrane cover that can handle UV exposure, heavy rain or snow loads, and even employees walking over the surface for maintenance.

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All About Geomembrane Tarps

Geomembranes are primarily used in applications that leave them buried under the earth or layers of concrete, but they make surprisingly good tarps as well.

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What are Geomembranes?

Geomembranes are impermeable and flexible sheets of material designed to secure, stabilize, or seal exposed earth.

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Backup Spill Protection for Secondary Containment Areas

Even with the right secondary containment pads and other measures, you still need basic spill protection procedures for emergencies. 

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Maintaining Your Secondary Containment Pads

Containment pads take plenty of planning and careful installation, but you’ll only need to do minimal maintenance on a monthly basis to keep your pads in good shape. 

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Choosing a Liner for Permanent Containment Areas

Once you’ve determined how many permanent containment pads you need and their general sizes, you still need to choose a liner material. 

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Calculating the Size of Each Secondary Containment Pad

Before you can design a new secondary containment pad that is custom fit to your needs, you’ll need to determine the expected volume for each containment zone. 

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Pre-made vs. Custom Pads for Secondary Containment

After determining the regulations related to your particular business and storage procedures, it’s time to choose the containment pads you want to add to your facility. 

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Secondary Containment Pads for Agriculture

After oil refinery and mining operations, agricultural facilities are the next largest group of businesses that handle hazardous waste. 

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Secondary Containment Pads for Mining and Oil Refining

You can’t rely solely on any containment method for these kinds of viscous fluids, especially when protecting fuel storage areas for gasoline and diesel. 

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Who Regulates Secondary Containment Standards?

Secondary spill containment is more than just a good idea for loss control. It’s also mandated by multiple levels of federal, state, and local laws. 

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What is Secondary Containment?

Primary containment of hazardous materials is required in dozens of very different environments. 

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Understanding Fire Protection Ponds: How to Prevent Summer Barn Fires

The biggest causes of barn fires in the summer are electrical storms and spontaneous combustion of dry fuels like hay and firewood. 

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Understanding Fire Protection Ponds: How to Prevent Winter Barn Fires

Barn fires are arguably the worst thing that could happen to a farm. 

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How to Maintain My Fire Suppression Pond

Now that your pond is ready to go, it’s time to look at maintenance.

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Understanding Fire Ponds: What is a Dry Fire Hydrant?

In rural areas, especially those where municipal water systems are not readily available, dry hydrants are used to supply the water needed to fight fires.

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How to Choose the Best Liner for My Fire Protection Pond

Now that you have selected when to build your fire protection pond, it’s time to choose which liner is best for your project. 

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When Should I Build My Fire Retention Pond?

Now that you have your planning in place, it’s time to decide when to build your fire retention pond.

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Fire Ponds and Safety: General Rules for Emergency Access

A fire suppression pond is a phenomenal feature to have in order to defend your community or property, and you will want to let your local fire department or other emergency responders know how to best access the water before you begin construction.

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