For those who want a good pond seal to solve and repair the base of their water retention stock tanks, natural sodium bentonite clay is the best alternative. Clay prevents water from escaping or flowing, while at the same time, it is harmless to fish, cattle, livestock, and plants.
Bentonite is an absorbent clay consisting mostly of Montmorillonite that works exceptionally well as a pond line
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Depending on the type of soil on your pond and the size of the pond is how much sodium bentonite clay we can recommend applying.
The following table will help you decide the required amount of pond sealant needed in relation to the square foot of different soil conditions.
This table is based on Lonestar Minerals quality bentonite mix mesh powder for ponds.
Powder mix mesh granular Pond sealant:
Soil condition: Amount of bentonite clay:
Rock or gravel: 3.0 to 3.5 lbs. of bentonite per square foot area.
Clean Sand: 2.5 to 3.5 lbs. of bentonite per square foot area.
Silty Sand: 2.0 to 2.5 lbs. of bentonite per square foot area.
Sandi Silt 20% Clay Min: 1.5 to 2.0 lbs. of bentonite per square foot area.
Clay soil: 1.0 to 1.5 lbs. of bentonite per square foot area.
Pond Size Area Calculating Formula:
Step 1.- Multiply your depth of deepest point by two, and the resulting number needs to be added to the length dimension of the pond.
Then repeat this process, multiply your depth of deepest point by two, and the resulting number needs to be added to the width dimension of the pond.
(Length + Depth x 2= “X”) and (Width + Depth x 2= “Y”)
Step 2.-Then, multiply the resulting number from both equations, from the above formula.
(L X W = Total Pond Area)
*This formula gives a reasonable approximation of the size of your pond.
To estimate the area of a Circular Pond:
Follow this process below!
Step 1.- You will need to measure the circumference of the pond. Once you have acquired those measurements, you will divide the circumference by two times pi. This resulting number is the radius of the pond.
Pond Circumference / (2 X Pi) = Pond Radius
Step 2.- Once you have solved for your radius. You will square the radius and multiply it by pi.
(Radius^2) X Pi = Pond Area
Feel free to contact us for any questions or concerns, our experts through our contact page, or give us a call. We can calculate the square footage of the pond you! (To calculate your pond square footage size area, we need the longest pond length, longest pond width, and deepest pond depth).
We offer a unique milled clay product for pond sealant that is a mix mesh powder granular product from fine 200 mesh powder to a 40-mesh mix.
This pond sealant is by far the best product for this application.
If you were to use a granular bigger particle size chips, you would need twice or three times as much to perform as good. (Please see the picture of our product so you can have a better idea of our work) to give you an idea, if you hold our product in your hand, it will feel like you were holding beach sand.
We offer our product delivered at any of our warehouses.
The main warehouse is in Laredo, TX. We also have a warehouse in Eagle Pass and Bulverde, TX. (11 miles North of San Antonio TX.)
Or we can also ship directly from Wyoming mines depending on your location and the logistics cost.
We offer a delivery service, and we can coordinate delivery from less than a full truckload order to a complete truckload order. (Please call us for a landed price quote).
Our headquarters are in San Antonio, TX.
You’ll need equipment to unload 3,000 lbs super sacks or 2,500 lbs pallet from a flatbed truck.
These super sacks have straps on top to grab with your tractor, excavator, front loader, bobcat, or forklift.
Please make sure you can lift 3,000 lbs. Super sack since must of the time, the super sacks do not have wooden pallets underneath, if you require pallets, please call and request on your order (cost per pallet will be added to your order).
All our super sacks come with a very efficient discharge valve. The location of the discharge valve is underneath the super sack, for effortless pouring. To efficiently release the pond sealant, you must pick up the bag and untie the valve to start pouring the liner on top of your soil.
Besides offering our bentonite clay for your leaks and seepage, we also offer the service to apply and treat your soil.
We design, reshape, or build new lakes and ponds.
An American geologist identified swelling water clay in and around rocky formation near Fort Benton.
Bentonite was given the name “mineral soap.” However, interest in bentonite increased during the 1920s when researchers called bentonite a whole range of clay. That mainly consists of mineral montmorillonite and with lesser amounts of some other minerals such as pyrite, feldspar, quartz, and calcite.
Important Properties of Bentonite
The density of bentonite ranges between 2.2 and 2.8 g/cm3 depending upon its quality and the presence of other minerals. When wet, the volume expands almost 13 times more than when it is dry and several times its dry mass in water (depending on the quality of the bentonite).
This property of bentonite clay is favorable for filling small and large voids or spaces. Pond sealer bentonite acts as a barrier between the water and the surface, preventing seepage of water, which is an essential requirement while constructing any body of water, like ponds, dams, wells, and lagoons.