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Southwestern Materials, Inc
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Manchaca, Texas 78652
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What is Bentonite?
Western bentonite, a most unique industrial mineral, also has uncommon origins. The origin of western bentonite dates back millions of years ago. During the Cretaceous period in the western parts of North America, there were long periods of volcanic eruptions along a chain of volcanoes that stretched from Mexico to Canada...
High Quality Sodium Bentonite from Southwestern Materials
Ponds, stock tanks, lagoons, and other small bodies of water are prone to leaks and seepage from there bottoms as well as from there 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.
Texas based, Southwestern Materials 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 toll free at 888-600-6077 direct 512-280-7801.
More About Bentonite
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.
How Does Bentonite Fix Leaking Ponds?
When bentonite is exposed to water, it naturally reacts with the water to form an impermeable barrier. This layer prevents any water or liquid from seeping through and being lost to the soil. 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.
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.
Bentonite Application Methods for Ponds
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 Southwestern Materials, we can provide important information and tips for properly applying sodium bentonite to ensure lasting results.
Choose Southwestern Materials 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 Southwestern Materials. With a wide selection of sodium bentonite and clay bentonite products available, we can supply the materials you need. Contact us via our website or by phone to learn more about our services.