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Leaking Pond
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Joe    Posted 09-06-2001 at 19:39:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey folks,
I have a pond that has a seep in it somewhere. I can't see any sign of where it is around the pond. Has anybody got any ideas, I have tried bentinite clay and just plain clay. Almost had it stopped then we got a little flooding and now it is worse than ever(it is at the end of a drainage ditch). Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
Joe


Phil Porter    Posted 09-15-2005 at 17:05:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just read about your Pond seeping and I really feel for you. That type of thing is very frustrating. I ran a sewer line and water line from my barn to the house. The ditch was backfilled with a bottom layer of gravel and now the rain water follows the gravel into the house. It is a big problem Have any ideas.
Thanks,
God Bless
Phil Porter


JIM    Posted 09-11-2006 at 12:08:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
GO AROUND THE POND EVERY 50FT. OR SO DRILL A TEST HOE WITH A POLE TRUCK PUT DYE IN IT CHECK IF DYE SHOW UP IN POND AT WHAT LOCATION. ALSO CHECK WATER LEVEL OF HOLE WITH POND LEVEL


Julie    Posted 08-23-2007 at 10:47:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It just this morning crossed my mind to look up Leaking Pond on internet. Found this website and read about bentonite, using milk to locate leak, etc. We have a large pond that was dug out in an area of a lot of slate - it leaks big time. We had excavating done and filled the trench with red clay from a hill nearby. Also, someone suggested putting Visqueen along the trench area before putting red dirt down. We did. That was about 7 days ago. It still leaks. We are hoping the clay will settle and the problem will be over. Now we are wondering if we may have done the wrong thing putting the Visqueen in as it may just direct the water down below where it is Visqueened to. We haven't yet located exactly where the leak is. Soil Conservation engineers are supposed to come out tomorrow and give us ideas. Any comments welcome. Thx Julie


need bentinite    Posted 05-07-2003 at 19:40:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello got a leaking pond. How much is the minimum amout should i use in the bottom of pond to stop leak. Where is the closes place to find near Wellington Texas. thank


Lewis Strawser    Posted 09-12-2005 at 14:51:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
please give me all the information about bentenite and wher it can be purchased near zip code 14774 Richburg NY and if you would please give me a phone # where I may reach someone to help me.
Thank you
Lew Strawser


huckelberry    Posted 09-07-2001 at 19:41:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Joe,
Maybe the flooding washed out the bentinite, or moved it. I'd try more bentinite. I think I read on here about someone using milk to help find leaks. Another thing that might work is drywall scraps. Got any construction sights around your areaGood luck ... Huckelberry


marius pretorius    Posted 02-13-2003 at 01:34:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
please advice me how to mix bentenite in ground and were to purchase bentenite in south africa


Raymond Etheridge    Posted 07-16-2009 at 06:05:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a leaking pond. What do you recommend for me to do to stop the leak? What would be the cost?


rhudson    Posted 09-07-2001 at 15:50:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the bentinite lining is what most books i have read on the subject use. i'm afraid you're going to need more of it, or try placing it in other locations. we have so much clay here, its usually not a problem.


Joe    Posted 09-08-2001 at 19:40:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks guys. The bentinite didn't seem to help(maybe I needed more), then I just added chunks of clay dug at a constuction site and almost stopped it. How did the milk get used? If I can locate leak it would be a huge help so I can concentrate efforts instead of doctoring the whole pond(bent. clay is high!)
Thanks again,
Joe


Arild    Posted 04-09-2002 at 10:49:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi -

Read the discussion about seeping ponds. Being there, I need some Bentinite. Do any of you know where to get it? How much should you start up with? I have a small, deep pond 1/4" acre and a larger one, 2 1/2 acre. They both seep, which I think is due to the digging we did all the way down to mountain and rock - dug out some 12' of aged cow manure from back in the 40s ... If you have Bentinite I trade some manure for it ;)




Dario Guerra    Posted 07-12-2003 at 10:20:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You should have left the manure in there. It seals good in ponds with a constant water surface elevation.


Ellen Mauti Dusenberry    Posted 07-02-2002 at 10:51:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, need some info on bentinite. My ducks are not likeing a waterless pond. The first year we dug it it was great now every year after that it leaks and I'm trying to conserve water. I was told bentinite was the way to go but I can't find anything about it. The grange in my area carries it but they don't really know from a personal experience. Thank you
Ellen


mark    Posted 06-04-2009 at 09:38:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I bought my bentenite clay at my local MFA coop feed store. It was about $6/bag and I put down 10 bags...I also need some more. Leaks are very hard to find. they could be anywhere in the pond.....Mark


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