Dam Liners In Kenya FAQs

Lack of water resources also makes water a particularly valuable resource that cannot be wasted. Using a dam or pond to store water requires the best possible dam lining material to prevent the reservoir from leaking into the ground. At the same time, the reservoir can store floods, and can also cultivate aquatic animals and plants. Large water surfaces can be navigable, and some water bodies can also be opened for tourism. The water used for hydropower can be used for irrigation. The water leaking from the canals and fields can be extracted and used underground, and the water extracted from the underground can also be extracted and reused downstream of the irrigation area.

What is a dam liners?

HDPE dam liners, also named HDPE Geomembrane, composed of high-density polyethylene, carbon black, and antioxidants, mixed in a certain proportion after the three-layer blowing production, is a kind of plastic dam liners material that can do smooth or textured surface on both sides. Since the raw materials are made from oil, so the price will move with the oil cost. Our company, HDPE dam liners is a manufacturer in China with over 20 years experience. The HDPE dam liners are exported to South Asia countries like Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Filipino and African countries like Kenya, Tanzania, also middle east areas like Iraq, Algeria, Dubai, etc. We also cooperated with the UK, France, Canada, Australia, etc. So the following tips are going to help you know more about the dam liners.

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What kind of dam liners is the best?

There are different qualities about HDPE dam liners, usually if made by 100% virgin resins, the liners can be used for 20-30 years exposed to the sun or even longer life 50-70 years if underground. So it is important to tell different qualities of HDPE dam liners.

Let’s see the different dam liner materials. The recycled resins are usually made from recycled bottles, plastic bags, waste machine oil drums, waste mineral water bottles, waste greenhouse films, beer bags, and even medical waste. These items will release harmful things during the usage, what’s more, the liners are broken after a short period since the quality is not stable at all. This will cause a double loss of both time and money. If you are doing in the aquaculture industry, the recycled quality liners contain harmful items themselves, which will cause unpredictable influences on the environment and animals, and finally our human body. Well, Dajin Geosynthetics and Earthshield, both two brands with the position of No recycled resins at all, we do HDPE dam liners with 100% virgin materials only. That’s also the key point we can win the market for these years. Clients’ continuous orders prove the quality of the HDPE dam liners produced by Earthshield.

So what kind of dam liners is best?

The smooth surface we can see from the outside. No bubbles, no breakouts on the hdpe dam liners.

No smell, because the liners made by virgin materials are not smelly at all. If made with recycled resins, there will be a pungent smell.

Check the density. The virgin brand new material hdpe dam liners density is 0.94, it can float on the water, so, if made by recycled materials, the hdpe dam liners will sink to the bottom of the water.

The HDPE dam liners with virgin materials can bear the temperature from the lowest to the highest ones. If bad quality the liners will be hardened or brittle broken down under low temperatures or will be melted at high temperatures.

The strength of the HDPE dam liners. It is broken if the liners are made by recycled resins, if we can do a small test by the testing machine, we can see the data will be definitely different by the two kinds of quality.

How much do dam liners cost in Kenya?

How much does it cost to line a dam? For the HDPE dam liners price in Kenya, usually, one roll of HDPE dam liner 6*100meters with thickness 1.0 mm will cost about $2000 USD. If you have any sale plans, you can check if any dam liners are for sale in the local market, which will help you save the cost when buying.

What are the different types of dam liners in Kenya?

There are HDPE dam liners, PVC dam liners, LLDPE dam liners, EPDM dam liners, and other types of dam liner suppliers in China. For the HDPE dam liners, it is the most stable, UV resistance, weather resistance, and flexibility for three-dimensional performance. PVC materials are more soft and light, it is easy for the delivery and installation, but for the long-term project usage, it is not as stable as the HDPE liner. Well, LLDPE dam liners are the most similar material to HDPE dam liners ones.

How are dam liners in Kenya thickness determined?

For now, the thickness of the dam liners in Kenya can do from 0.3- 3.0 mm. For the landfill, mining plant and power plant, etc, we recommend 1.0 mm hdpe liner, 1.5 mm hdpe liner, 2.0 mm hdpe liner, and 2.5 mm hdpe liner for the engineering projects. For the aquaculture industry, 0.3 mm hdpe liner, 0.5 mm hdpe liner, 0.75 mm hdpe liner, and 1.0 mm hdpe liner thickness is popular in the market. The most popular thickness is 0.5 mm hdpe liner and 0.75 mm hdpe liner.

How do you install a dam liners?

How to join dam liners? The HDPE dam liners are easy to do the installation compared with other materials. Usually need to weld the dam liners by the welding machine, we can also supply the welding pieces of equipment if needed. The HDPE dam liners need to be welded. Here we offer online videos guidance for your reference, if you need the technical manager on-site to do the guide, we can also arrange our engineers for your projects. If you don’t have dam liner installation experience in this area, welcome any questions from your side, and we have a dam liner welding machine solution that can help you. Since the oil price goes with the market depending on many factors, recently the price is going up due to the war, so the HDPE resins price increased a lot since March 2022.

How long do dam liners last?

The dam liners made of virgin materials can last for 20-30 years exposed to the sun and can be used for 50-70 years. But the dam liners made by recycled materials will be broken within 5 years, some within 2 years or even less.

In conclusion, it is important to choose the right quality of dam liners. Since the anti-seepage function of the dam liners is the most important part of a project, the anti-seepage function is to protect the earth from outside pollution, also to prevent harmful items from seepage into the dam liners. Although the geomembrane price covers only a small part of the whole project, the anti-seepage function plays the whole heavy role in the construction.


Earthshield is your first stop when looking for quality plastic dam liners for sales in Kenya. We stand out among the premium dam liners suppliers in Kenya and South East Asia. Our plastic dam liners are the most reputable because they can last for decades or more. For crop farmers, having a cistern ensures they harvest and store water harvesting using dam liners. Reduce their reliance on weather patterns, improve food security and maintain farmers’ incomes.

With weather irregularities and water scarcity, water collection and storage are becoming a reality. Dam lining plastic provides an easy way to waterproof and line water pans and ponds where the soil is too porous. The harvested water can later be used for irrigation, drinking, animal, fish farming, or domestic use.

So when buying the dam liners in Kenya, hope this article can help you well to do the sale. If you have any related projects or dam liner calculator, do not hesitate to ask a price here. Thanks for your time.

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