- Easy to apply
- No need to empty your dam or pond before application
- Non-toxic to plants and animals
- No need for equipment
- Possible to target specific areas
- Effective on most types of sand, soil and rocks
- Minimum average depth of 1m required
- 75g per 1 M2
RAPID LEAK SEALING FOR DAMS AND PONDS
DamIt™ Dam Sealer is an advanced, non-toxic, polymer powder which can be used to seal leaking dams and ponds. The polymer is applied to a leaking dam or pond by scattering the powder across the surface of the water. DamIt™ Dam Sealer is designed with a positive charge which draws it downward through the water toward the bottom of the dam or pond. The water pressure (hydrostatic pressure), which causes the dam or pond to leak, forces the polymer down into cracks and crevices as it sinks to the bottom of the pond or dam. Once activated with water, the polymer will expand in size and bind to other polymer particles to form larger groups of particles, which effectively slows and stops the leak. The polymer will continue to expand over several hours and forms a flexible plug that withstands water pressure. The positive charge of the particles will also attract any silt and suspended matter in the water downward to the bottom, which acts to embed the polymer within the soil structure and minimise any disturbance or movement of the polymer that may be caused by future water inflows.
DamIt™ Dam Sealer is insoluble and will form a long-term plug, in cracks and porous soils. The polymer stays active when wet and can withstand continuous wet/dry cycles to accommodate rising and falling water levels due to seasonal water level variations in the dam or pond. The polymer is totally safe and approved for use with potable water and will not harm humans, fish, aquatic plants or animals.
DamIt™ Dam Sealer will eventually break down to form a harmless mix of water and carbon dioxide over time.
DamIt™ Dam Sealer is a rapid, cost effective solution for sealing water leaks and does not require earthmoving equipment or the emptying of dams and ponds; allowing you to save valuable water and keep the dam or pond in use while repairs are undertaken.
DamIt™ Dam Sealer works on a wide range of soil types; from clays to sandy loams and in a wide range of water types; from clear, pure drinking water through to saline water with high levels of suspended clays typically found in rural stock dams.
One application is normally sufficient to stop leaks permanently.
DamIt™ Dam Sealer is applied over the surface of the dam/pond at a rate of 1 litre of DamIt™ Dam Sealer powder per 10 square meters (or 107 square feet) of dam. If you have obvious signs of the leak (e.g. wet walls or water trickling out of ground), or you feel you know the general area causing the leak then DamIt™ Dam Sealer can be applied just to those areas of the dam/pond and a smaller amount of DamIt™ Dam Sealer will be required. Allow 1 x 15ltr pail per 150m2 of surface area.
- Rural and Farm Dams
- Garden or Park Ponds
- Golf Courses
- Levee Banks
- Irrigation channels/ponds
- Storm-water Channels
- Artificial Wetlands
- Storage Reservoirs
- Water Features
- Tailings Dams *
- Fish Ponds
* Not suitable for highly acidic or alkaline tailings
Converting Square feet to Square metres for estimating the amount of DamIt™ Dam Sealer Required
If you don't know your dam surface area in square meters; the coverage rate for DamIt™ Dam Sealer is 1L : 107ft² or a 15L bucket will be enough to treat an area of 1615ft².
If your dam is circular measure the distance across (diameter) and use the following formula to calculate area - 0.785 x Diameter x Diameter. Eg distance across dam is 10 meters, area is 0.785 x 10 x 10 = 78.5m².
DamIt™ Dam Sealer becomes very slippery when wet. The use of gloves is suggested when hand spreading to keep DamIt™ Dam Sealer dry until ready for use. The container must be well sealed in high humidity to stop absorption of moisture, by the polymer, prior to use. Discard any polymer powder which has been wet, forms lumps, or a slippery gel consistency.