Saturday, April 5, 2008

Liquid EPDM used for Pond Leak Repair

Liquid Rubber Fix pond leaks. Waterproofing Fish Pond, Leaks Repair, pond liner, Fountains, & Reflecting Pools with Liquid EPDM Rubber Concrete which has not been modified with special additives must be protected by impervious coatings when used for containing water. Unprotected concrete will absorb water which can then leach out soluble constituents and cause spalling when frozen. The combination of outdoor exposure plus water immersion creates a demanding environment for a coating. It must have high resistance to water penetration, be flexible enough to withstand extremes in temperature, and not be affected by ultra violet radiation from the sun. Liquid EPDM rubber coatings possess all this characteristics and are also non toxic to fish.
Preparation: Drain water and clean surface dirt while concrete is still wet. High pressure water spray and/or scouring surface with a wire brush may be necessary in fish ponds. If algae is present treat with an algaecide or 25% solution of bleach, let stand for one hour and rise well. Allow one week (rain free) for concrete to dry out.


If you are using this in Koi tanks in immersion conditions, make sure you have 2 coats of Liquid EPDM and that you have a full cure. To do so, let cure in air (without water) for about 1 week in 70 deg F or more ). Soak and rinse out the tank several times with water before making this ready for the Koi. The soaking and rinsing is to ensure you get out any residue solvents after the curing process. You will of course need to prepare the water for the Koy in whatever normal way you prepare Koi tanks/ponds.
Whether your pond is concrete, plastic or rubber lined. EPDM Liquid Roof can fix your leaks troubles. Plastic pond liners have a tendency to crack or to tear. There are products such at tapes and caulks that will eventually wear EPDM Liquid Roof, on the will not. For concrete ponds the easiest solution for leaks are to cover them with a rubber liner but they are tricky to install. Liquid Roof Coatings provides an easy one-time solution to your pond leak regardless of if they are made of rubber, concrete or plastic. And yes, it is safe for fish

for further details visit: http://www.epdmcoatings.com

3 comments:

plumber west covina said...

"The combination of outdoor exposure plus water immersion creates a demanding environment for a coating." thank for this information,it must have a resistance to water penetration.You have a nice blog.

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Pond Pro said...

Liquid EPDM is best solution if we know the method to use it. There should be very care during its preparation. Nice information.

Pond Pro said...

Liquid EPDM is best solution if we know the method to use it. There should be very care during its preparation. Nice information.