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Southwestern Materials, Inc
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Manchaca, Texas 78652
Warehouse location: Austin, Texas
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...
Buy High Quality Bentonite Sealant from Southwestern Materials
Bodies of water such as ponds, lagoons, and small lakes are prone to leaking and seepage from their sides as well as their bottom. These kinds of water bodies need to be frequently monitored to check for leaks and other issues. In cases where an existing pond has started leaking, the pond must be sealed to avoid further damage and problems.
Sodium bentonite is a special pond sealer that can be used on ponds and other natural or man-made bodies of water. Bentonite is an environmentally friendly and natural substance that has proven to be extremely effective in sealing ponds, lagoons, lakes, wells, and other bodies of water. Bentonite has no chemical additives and is completely safe for fish and other kinds of pond-life as well as livestock and other plants.
Located in Texas, Southwestern Materials is a leading bentonite supplier. Whether you are trying to seal a leaking pond or construct a new pond, our high quality bentonite clay is sure to get the job done. We also provide granular bentonite, which is very effective in sealing up water wells and preventing leaks. Beyond ponds and wells, bentonite also has a number of other applications as well.
To learn more about clay bentonite or to place an order for pick up or delivery, contact us today at 888-600-6077.
More About Bentonite
Seepage is one of the most common problems that ponds, 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 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 and problems 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.