Frequently Asked Questions About 30 Mil. Integra Pond Liner
With EasyPro launching their Integra 30 mil EPDM rubber pond liner to combat the rising costs of 45 mil pond liner there are some common questions. EasyPro answers:
How is 30 Mil EPDM Integra pond liner seamed or patched?
As an EPDM, Integra liner is seamed or patched the same as other EPDM liners. Common EPDM adhesives and appopriate EPDM seaming tapes / patches are sufficient to adequately seam or patch Integra liner. Additionally, Integra liner can be seamed to existing EPDM liner when expanding a pond or water feature providing that the exising material is cleaned and intact.
Is the pond liner fish safe?
Integra pond liner is safe for fish, plants, and wildlife.
Can Integra Liner be used in a stream or other water features?
Integra liner can be used in a wide range of applications to contain water including streams, koi ponds, decorative water features, water gardens, rainwater containment, and pondless water features. The flexible, durable, UV resistant nature of rubber liner makes it extremely versatile. A non-woven geotextile underlayment is recommended to be used under Integra Liner.
How large of rocks can be placed on Integra Liner being 30 mil?
While Integra Liner is extremely flexible, additional protections and substrate are recommened when larger rocks are used. A non-woven geotextile pond underlayment fabric is recommended to be used under Integra Liner. To provide additional protection for large rocks, pieces of underlayment or extra pieces of liner be be placed on top of the liner under the rock.
Will 30 mil Integra Liner get weak due to sunlight?
Integra liner is UV and sunlight resistant. It maintains flexibility, strength, and durability for decades of direct sunlight. Integra Liner carries a 25 year warranty.
Why does 30 mil EPDM Integra Liner look and feel different to other EPDM liners I am used to?
The manufacturing process for Integra Liner is different than most By prodcuing a textile product after extrusion, their is no need to use powder of talc to keep the liner from sticking to itself. This means the rubber is darker in apperance due to lack of powder used on similiar EPDM liners.
Do I need to use an underlayment with Integra Liner?
In most applications an underlayment or non-woven geotextile underlayment fabric is recommended. This helps increase puncture resistance of Integra Liner up to 300%!
What makes Integra Liner better than PVC pond liners?
Intgra Liner is a vulcanized EPDM rubber sheet. It maintains is elasticity in cold or hot temperatures. PVC can be stiff and difficult to install especially in extreme temps. This makes Integra Liners easier and more enjoyable to install and conforms well to surfaces it is placed against. Integra Liner is UV and ozone resistant with a life expectancy of between 25-50 years in pond and water feature applications. PVC has a life expectancy of between 5 to 10 years in pond application or less if exposed to direct sunlight. Integra Liner can be seamed or patched with standard EPDM adhesive and tape without heat guns or expensive welding equipment to create a water tight seal.
Is the liner made in China?
Integra Liner is not made in China. It is made in a ISO:9001 facility in Spain.
What sizes are available?
Pre-Cut boxed sizes = 10'x10', 10'x15', 15'x20', 20'x20', 20'x25', 25'x25'
Rolls = 10'x100', 15'x100', 20'x100', 25'x100, 30'x100'
How much does it cost?
Integra Liner 30 mil EPDM rubber costs more than PVC but less than 45 mil EPDM rubber pond liners. Full bulk rolls are more economical than pre-cut sizes. While it will require a higher initial investment than PVC liner, Integra Liner will be easier to install and outpace the performance of PVC over the liferspan of the product.
How much does it weigh?
Integra Liner 30 mil EPDM rubber liner weighs 17 pounds per 100 sq. ft. or .17 lbs per sq. ft.
How does it ship?
Full rolls of Integra Liner ship by motor freight truck. Pre-cut Intgra Liner sizes can be shipped via UPS and FED EX ground shipping due to it's lighter weight than 45 mil pond liner.