Welcome to the BTL Knowledgebase. Ever since we started lining ponds, creating covers, and helping people with their projects, we've gotten asked a lot of questions. Many of these questions are repeatedly asked, so we put together the BTL knowledgebase to help answer any questions you had about a particular subject. We are adding new questions every month, so continue to check back often!
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Are geomembranes strong?
Geomembranes are some of the strongest materials on the market, BTL's ArmorPro is durable against damage, and can hold very abrasive chemicals within.Read More
Are geomembranes waterproof?
Geomembranes are manufactured through a blend of polymers to be completely impermeable and waterproof.Read More
How do you use geomembrane sheets?
Geomembrane sheets are found in multiple industries in order to prevent seepage, control water flow, and to serve as durable underlayments.Read More
Where can I find a geomembrane?
BTL offers a wide array of geomembrane options for every kind of application, our specialized engineers are happy to discuss your particular project with you in order to determine which product is best for you .Read More
What is the thickness of a geomembrane?
Geomembranes vary in thickness, depending on how and where they're being used: 60 mil is the most commonly found thickness in industry geomembranes.Read More
What's the difference between a geomembrane and a geotextile?
Geotextiles are typically porous, used in filtering or draining applications, while geomembranes are meant to halt the flow of liquid or gasses, and don't allow the fluid to pass through.Read More
How long do geomembranes last?
Properly installed geomembranes can last an extremely long time, an HDPE geomembrane can last over 4 centuries if maintained properly.Read More
Which geomembrane should I use?
Different kinds of geomembranes are best suited for different applications; a highly chemical and abrasive environment will need a heavier and more durable geomembrane, like BTL's ArmorPro.Read More
Do geomembranes need a ballast?
Not all geomembrane applications require a ballast, however it may assist in stabilizing and anchoring the material.Read More
How do you install a geomembrane?
Some heavier geomembranes will require professional equipment in order to properly install the liner.Read More
Should you bury a geomembrane?
Geomembranes may function best under a ballast of soil, but this is not necessary, due to their high UV resistance and durability.Read More
Are geomembranes UV resistant?
BTL's AquaArmor and Armor pro are made out of entirely UV resistant materials, and can withstand extended exposure to sunlight.Read More
How thick should a geomembrane be?
Different thicknesses of geomembrane can be used in different applications, with 60 mils defining the industry standard.Read More
Are geomembranes fish safe?
BTL's geomembranes are made with chemical and leach-resistant materials, making them completely safe for fish and various kinds of aquatic life.Read More
How do you weld a geomembrane?
Geomembrane sheets are connected and their seams are sealed through a heat-welding process, which permanently seals the material.Read More
What is a geomembrane sheet?
Geomembrane sheets are created using a synthetic blend of highly durable polymers, spread thin and layered in order to maximize their strength.Read More
Are geomembranes impermeable?
Geomembranes are made of a synthetic, impermeable blend of polymers, often used to control and block water or fluid flow.Read More
How much does a geomembrane liner cost?
BTL offers some of the most affordable and high value geomembrane liners available on the market.Read More
What's a geotextile?
Geotextiles are multipurpose fabrics that are used to separate, filter, or drain -- typically geotextiles are permeable, and allow water to pass through.Read More
How thick is a geomembrane?
Geomembranes can range in thickness depending on their use-case; however, 60 mils is the industry standard, and most commonly found dimension.Read More
What are geomembranes used for?
Geomembranes are a flexible, impermeable synthetic material with a wide array of applications throughout different industries.Read More
Is EPDM toxic?
EPDM is leach resistant and toxin-free, making it safe for humans and fish alike.Read More
How safe is HDPE plastic?
HDPE is widely considered a very safe form of plastic, with low risks of leaching or off-gassing.Read More
Is HDPE toxic?
HDPE is BPA free, and certified by the FDA and NSF to be safe for use with products or materials that are exposed to humans.