Clay Lining Lakes

Clay lining lakes is a a proven and time honored method of lining lakes. The canals that form England’s waterway heritage were originally lined with clay and are testament to the soundness of clay lining lakes.

Let The Digger Do It offer clay lining of lakes in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey.

If you want to discuss clay lining your lake in Berkshire, Hampshire or Surrey please telephone us on 07710 023968.

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Clay Lining Lakes – Traditional Clay Lake Relining

If you require your lake in Berkshire, Hampshire or Surrey to be relined with clay then Let The Digger Do It can help.

There are many different options for lining and relining lakes in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey, with this section offering information on lake relining with clay.

Clay is the most environmentally friendly material to use for lining a lake or garden wildlife pond. Clay lined lakes perform best when water can naturally drain into the lake frequently to prevent the lake drying up.

Clay Lining Lakes – Traditional Clay Lake Relining

Compacting the clay used to line a lake completely removes the air from it. This leaves a tightly packed, natural and environmentally friendly watertight barrier which is perfect for lakes and the wildlife.

Once properly compacted and installed, the clay lining remains waterproof indefinitely as long as it remains covered by water.

It is important that clay lined ponds are filled quickly after construction and kept topped up at all times. If the water level is allowed to drop the exposed clay will dry out, crack and eventually leak.

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Clay Lining Lakes – Traditional Clay Lake Relining

When lining lakes with clay in Berkshire, Hamshire and Surrey the excavation and earthworks needs to be sufficient to allow the correct dept of clay to be used to line the lake. The clay lining should be at a minimum 200 mm thick with additional clay possibly being required to build up some areas of the lake.

Clay Lining Lakes – Traditional Clay Lake Relining

Lakes are a beautiful feature  with the added bonus of helping to encourage and promote healthy wildlife. It is important to know what material is required to be removed and what angle to shape the banks of the lake, so that your clay relined lake offers many, many years of happiness and enjoyment.

Let The Digger Do It have the skill, experience and machines required to reline lakes with clay in Berkshire and Surrey.

If you would like to discuss the most environmentally friendly way to reline your lake in Berkshire, Hampshire or Surrey please telephone 07710 023968 or use the email form below and we can offer advice and an obligation free quote.

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To discuss clay lake lining in Berkshire, Hampshire or Surrey please telephone us on 07710 023968 or fill in the form below and we will provide advice and an obligation free quote.