SEEPAGE PREVENTION WITH IMPERMEABLE MEMBRANES

SYNTHETIC, ORGANIC, HIGH POLYMERS IN THE FORM OF THIN, FLEXIBLE AND IMPERMEABLE SHEETING ARE BEING INCREASINGLY USED TO PREVENT SEEPAGE OF WATER OR WASTES IN CANALS, PONDS AND THE LIKE. MOST COMMONLY USED ARE POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) POLYETHYLENE AND BUTYL RUBBER. PVC HAS THE HIGHEST PUNCTURE RESISTANCE, BUTYL IS SATISFACTORY BUT HIGHER IN COST, POLYETHYLENE IS LOWEST IN BOTH COST AND PERFORMANCE STRIPS OF EACH CAN BE JOINED EASILY INTO MEMBRANES FOR LARGE AREAS BY HEAT OR ADHESIVE. MEMBRANES SHOULD BE PLACED ON SMOOTH, COMPACTED SOIL AND COVERED WITH EARTH FOR PROTECTION FROM TRAFFIC AND SUN. /ASCE/

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    • Vol 37, No 2, 44-46, 1 TAB, 6 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Staff, C E
  • Publication Date: 1967-2

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  • Accession Number: 00234300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1994 12:00AM