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Leaking pond
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scott    Posted 03-24-2003 at 15:43:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can anybody suggest a method to plug a leaking pond. It leaks out of one side of the berm. A backhoe is available.

Ludwig    Posted 03-25-2003 at 16:00:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depends on what kind of a leak.
If its just oozing through I've heard you could take drywall (gypsum board) peel the paper backing off, crush the board and sprinkle it around the leaking part.

Hillbilly    Posted 03-25-2003 at 12:49:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We once had a pond that leaked and my grandfather had several sows and litters of pigs that wallowed in the edge of the water to keep cool and they sealed the leak. He fed them near the water and the water leak was where the walked and waded. Never leaked after that and that was 50+ yrs ago.

TB    Posted 03-24-2003 at 16:23:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are many ways to fix pond leaks. Best to find the leak on the inside of the pond and seal it there. Some use bentonite clay to seal leaks. Some will dig a ditch and slide a peace of marine plywood then seal and backfill it with clay. Some would lay the plywood on the inside and seal with clay. One old timer swears that you can sprinkle mortar in the water and it will find the leak and seal it, I have seen dried up wooden tubs that you could see through sealed in 15 minutes by sprinkling a handful of corn meal in the water and stirred around so maybe there is something to it. You will have to check out different methods and see witch is best for your situation.

TB    Posted 03-25-2003 at 15:59:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seen one today thay used rubber roofing to patch a pond.

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