Bentonite swells several times of its mass, and then forms a strong water and chemical proof seal makes it an ideal, inexpensive, permanent, and easy to install liner. Also, since it does not contain any chemicals, or additives, or anything toxic, bentonite is environmentally-friendly.
Bentonite is a natural sealant and is used for sealing stock and recreational ponds, dairy and sewage lagoons, and city landﬁlls. It is also effective as a hole plug as well as for controlling dust on highways. Sodium bentonite is one of the “most effective low cost methods” of treating porous soils.
Being a mined clay, the quality of the bentonite deposits will vary. Some of the best deposits are deep in the ground and Mahalaxmi Minerals spends many man-hours recovering this bentonite which are very high quality swelling deposits.
Also all bentonite will contain a percentage of other minerals- Aluminum Oxide, Potassium Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, to name a few and a percentage of sand and silt. It is the process of removing the sand and silt from the bentonite that will produce a higher quality product. Hence Mahalaxmi Minerals bentonite goes through the proper process of removing most of the sand and silt even though it takes more time and is costly.
To achieve the best results :
- Use good quality bentonite.
- Apply evenly / Properly
- Use appropriate quantity as recommended through your soil tests.
- Have one of our Field engineers to guide you through the process.