Hydraulic engineering

  • Embankments
  • Channels
  • Fire protection ponds
  • Artificial ponds
  • Irrigation ponds
  • Potable water reservoirs
  • Retaining reservoirs

People everywhere in the world need water and in many regions water is scarce. Water is the world's most valuable resource and must be protected from pollution and loss. Building water basins for various application types is very important. The bottom and embankment of such basins need to be waterproof to avoid loss of the urgently needed water. Water needs to be transferred without loss over long distances to provide arid regions with the life-sustaining water. It is used as potable water but also for industrial purposes or irrigation. In the past, most channels, dams and reservoirs were built of concrete, which entailed the risk of damage and resulting water losses. Particularly in concrete structures, water losses result from cracks and other defects. ELBEsecur sealing membranes are the right choice for optimum waterproofing.

Installation

Reservoir bottoms that are lined with sealing membranes approved for hydraulic structures are a safe and highly resistant means of waterproofing. After completion of all required excavation work the ground must be thoroughly compacted and be free from sharp-edged objects such as rocks. These have to be removed from the reservoirs bottom. Depending on the type of construction, the reservoir bottom is either covered with a layer of sand or a fleece material in order to protect the sealing membrane from damage. The sealing membrane is rolled out on the bottom.

For excavation work please take into account that a narrow trench along the edges of the excavation is required for fastening the sealing membranes in the ground. Depending on the type of construction, the edges may either be weighted down with soil or rocks/gravel.

The sealing membrane should be loosely rolled out on the bottom making sure no membrane part is subjected to tension and joints are connected by hot-air welding or hot-wedge welding. The joint should be at least 5 cm in width. For details please refer to the Installation Instructions. Make sure to observe the instructions on preliminary works before commencing hot-wedge welding. Factors such as moisture, temperature etc. have to be taken into account.

Hydraulic engineering and pond membranes WTB

Field of application:

  • Smaller basins
  • Ponds
  • Artificial ponds
  • Fire protection ponds

Colour: black / anthracite / green
Thickness/Width: 0.5 / 0.8 / 1.0 / 1.2 / 1.45 / 2.0 mm
Width: 2.0 m

Properties:

  • UV-stabilised
  • Resistant to rotting
  • Weldable
  • Free from lead and cadmium
  • non-toxic to fish and plants
  • not resistant against tar, bitumen, oil, gasoline and other solvents
  • not resistant to contact with other plastics, e.g. polystyrene hard foam
  • Regrind-free
Hydraulic engineering and pond waterproofing membranes, fibre-reinforced / anti-slip membrane fibre-reinforced WTG / WTTG

Field of application:

  • For swimming ponds
  • Natural water reservoirs
  • Highly resistant to mechanical stresses
  • Suitable for special reservoirs and dams
  • Protection against UV radiation

Colour: Top side, rear side black / anthracite
Thickness: 1.50 mm
Width: 2.0 m

Properties:

  • Resistant to rotting
  • UV-stabilised
  • root-resistant to DIN EN 14416
  • Weldable
  • Free from lead and cadmium
  • non-toxic to fish and plants
  • not resistant against tar, bitumen, oil, gasoline and other solvents
  • not resistant to contact with other plastics, e.g. polystyrene hard foam

Technical data sheets:

Special membranes approved for hydraulic engineering WT

Field of application:

  • For larger basins
  • Artificial lakes
  • Irrigation reservoirs
  • homogenous

Colour: black / anthracite
Thickness/Width: 1.50 mm
Width: 2.0 m

Properties:

  • Resistant to rotting
  • UV-stabilised
  • root-resistant to DIN EN 14416
  • Weldable
  • Free from lead and cadmium
  • non-toxic to fish and plants
  • not resistant against tar, bitumen, oil, gasoline and other solvents
  • not resistant to contact with other plastics, e.g. polystyrene hard foam

Technical data sheet: