Common Applications and Benefits of PVC Geomembrane Liners

 In Geosynthetics, Soil Stabilization and Base Reinforcement

Geomembrane liners are impermeable membranes that are ideal for many applications. They offer protection for solid waste and water containment and play a key role in environmental remediation projects. PVC geomembrane liners, especially, offer a reliable and cost-effective solution to your containment needs. Understanding the benefits and applications of these liners will help you weigh your options for an upcoming construction project. 


When choosing a type of geomembrane liner for your project, it’s important to consider the benefits. There are many strong reasons why PVC geomembrane liners could be the best choice for your project and industry. 

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  • Physical Durability

They are highly flexible and easy to mold and shape. This allows them to be fitted easily to any surface you’d like to waterproof. They are also very durable and strong under many conditions. They come in different thicknesses ranging from 20-60 millimeters and can survive for decades. These liners also remain flexible in a wide range of temperatures, which permits them to conform to the subgrade more easily than other geomembrane materials. They are also very resistant to UV rays, further extending their lifespan. 

  • Chemical Durability

On top of their physical durability, PVC geomembrane liners also have a strong resistance to chemicals. They are chemically resistant to hydrocarbons as well as some acids and alkalines. This allows for a wider range of industries to benefit from the system. 

  • Versatility

There are also many benefits of versatility with PVC geomembrane liners. For example, the material can be fabricated in large panels which are easy to seam together while out in the field. This reduces the need to have installers on site, as any contractor can use a solvent to glue the panels together. Their larger panels require fewer in field seams, adding to their strength and versatility. 

  • Economical

PVC geomembrane liners are also convenient and economical to use. They can be manufactured quickly according to the design of your particular project. This allows contractors to get to work without adding time constraints to a project. 

Applications of PVC Geomembrane Liners

The many benefits of geomembrane liners make them an efficient product for many applications across many industries. Whether you need to contain solid or liquid materials effectively, PVC geomembrane liners can do the trick. Applications include the following :

  • Landfill Closures
  • Oil Drilling Reserve Pits
  • Soil Remediation
  • Mining
  • Ditch Lining
  • Stockpile Covers
  • Food Processing
  • Fish Hatcheries
  • Long-Term Tarps
  • Bioswales
  • Ponds & Water Features
  • Oil Drilling and Fracking Reserve Pits
  • Fish Hatcheries
  • Lakes & Streams
  • Reservoirs
  • Canals and Channels
  • Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Secondary Containment

IWT Cargo-Guard offers the highest quality custom-made PVC geomembrane liners. We carry various types of geomembrane liners created for the specific needs of your project. From solid and liquid waste containment to vapor barriers, we will work with you every step of the way to find the perfect solution for your containment needs. If you’re interested in learning more about the geomembrane liners we can provide for your next project, contact us today to get started!

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