For ponds that take a lot of surface abuse from animals and equipment, ITL Reinforced Concrete Roll® is designed to handle traffic while extending the life of the geomembrane liner below. ITL RCR® is also durable enough for heavy equpment to scrape the pond bottom of sludge or sediment without damage. Overflow swales connecting multiple ponds will prevent erosion of the soil and allow traffic to drive over the swale.
ITL RCR® is perfect for splash pad applications. Where the sharp metal end of an intake water hose would normally puncture a liner, ITL RCR® provides a concrete armor to protect the liner. Unroll directly onto the liner with no additional felt protection. Simply hydrate and 24 hours later you can begin using the splash pad.
For remote locations, installation of ITL RCR® only requires one equipment operator, one piece of equipment to safely lift 4,500 pounds (including the spreader bar), and three general laborers to deploy and install thereby replacing the need for cement trucks required for traditional concrete pours.
Do I need to prepare the subgrade for a pond application?
Some preparation is required for a pond liner application. We have a standard subgrade preparation manual for your reference. Once ITL Reinforced Concrete Roll® is in place and hydrated, the hardened surface will contour the subgrade.
How difficult is it to form fit into the corners?
ITL RCR® can easily be cut and fitted to smoothly transition around corners.
How would I attach to pipe penetrations or overflow swales?
ITL RCR® attaches to pipe penetrations in a very similar manner as normal geomembranes. Using stainless steel flat bar and stainless-steel anchor bolts every 6 inches, you can easily achieve a tight seal to concrete aprons. A typical anchor trench is used to hold ITL RCR® in place. We can cut and fit smaller pieces around any penetration to create a tight seal to the penetration and main irrigation canal. ITL RCR® is a perfect application for overflow swales.
How do I attach ITL RCR® to other existing liner products?
We can figure out the best method when attaching ITL RCR® to existing concrete, plastic liners, bituminous liners, soils, etc. Contact us to discuss the best method.
Will the finished product provide a leak-tight pond?
No. There will be some very minor seepage, not leakage. The difference is that it’s a very slow process and the result does not erode the underlying subgrade. If you are storing hazardous chemicals or other product that you don’t want to contaminate the soils below, we recommend the purchase of a liner from us which would be placed below the ITL RCR® . This is a very simple process. Please call us to discuss further.