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Nearly 200 Tons of AquaBlok Used in Trench Dam Project in Colorado

Steepness of site's slopes has drastic affect on number of trench dams required.

Silverthorne, CO, June 25, 2018 --( AquaBlok, Ltd., manufacturer of the bentonite-based sealing material, AquaBlok, is pleased to report the successful application of their product in a large trench dam project in Silverthorne, CO.

Nearly 200 tons of AquaBlok were used to construct trench dams, also known as anti-seep collars, around new sewer lines during the development of a housing community. The objective was to impede the movement of groundwater along the outside of the pipe and through the trench; ultimately, minimizing the potential for erosion and degradation of the pipe bedding.

With the use of a custom form, each trench dam was constructed in less than 20 minutes, with completion times decreasing as the crew became more familiar with handling the material.

Since completion of the project in July 2016, the trench dams have shown no signs of failure and are functioning as intended.

AquaBlok has seen a significant increase in trench dam projects throughout the last year.

"What's, perhaps, most exciting about AquaBlok is its versatility in the field," says Geotechnical Sales Manager, Kevin VanTuyl. "As the installations and uses of the product have expanded, its attributes become more known to engineers and professionals in erosion control and construction industries. We are finding an increasing number of applications where time and cost-saving advantages over conventional practices and remedies have been proven."

Several municipalities, as well as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), have approved AquaBlok for applications, like trench dams, due to its unique ability to:

- Provide a low-permeable seal without compaction
- Provide reliable, targeted placement through standing water
- Remain pliable after hydration

Pricing for AquaBlok is comparable to bentonite alternatives. Specific pricing is available upon request and is dependent on the quantity purchased. It is available in 50lb paper bags, as well as 2400lb flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) bags for larger projects.

To discuss your next project, contact AquaBlok at 419-825-1325 or visit their website.
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