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Firestone PondGard EPDM Installation Guides

The PondGard Installation Guidelines include detailed information about site preparation and installation, product data sheets, installation tools and a chemical resistance chart. You can view, print or download the PondGard Installation

Guidelines in Adobe PDF Format:

The PondGard Installation Guidelines include detailed information about site preparation and installation, product data sheets, installation tools and a chemical resistance chart. You can view, print or download the PondGard Installation Guidelines in Adobe PDF Format:
  1. System design
  2. System installation
  3. Technical data sheets
  4. Chemical Resistance Chart

Installation Process

In addition to its long-term durability, PondGard is a unique, user friendly material that can be installed quickly and easily. The following process displays how personnel with minimal training can install a PondGard system without the use of expensive or special equipment:

Site Preparation/Excavation

PondGard EPDM requires minimal preparation prior to installation. Generally, only vegetation and large rocks are removed from the surface. An Underlayment may be required before installing the membrane in areas needing added protection.

Installation

Select the PondGard panel sizes that best fit the area to be covered. Panel sizes range in size from 8’x10’ (2.4 m x 3 m) to 50’ x 200’ (15.2 m x 61 m) to minimize seaming and accommodate any size job. Once the panel size is selected, simply unroll, position and smooth the liner into place.

Seaming

High-quality field seams are installed quickly and easily with a three-inch QuickSeam Tape and six-inch Batten Cover Strips. The edges of the PondGard panels are overlapped a minimum of six inches (15 cm). The overlapped area is cleaned and primed with QuickPrime Plus, and the QuickSeam Tape is applied to form high-quality, watertight seams. Nondestructive airlance testing is performed to assess the in-place quality of the field fabricated seams. QuickSeam tape seams exhibit strong initial bond strength and become even stronger with time and exposure.

Details and Trenching

The PondGard membrane is trimmed and anchored in a trench around the pond perimeter to ensure the liner will remain securely in place. In many cases, details such as corners and small pipes can be sealed quickly and easily using QuickSeam products.