How to Repair, Waterproof, Decorate
Water Features and Other Landscaping

Water Features

Pond coated with polyurethane

If you are concerned about the deterioration of water features built into landscaping, polymer coatings provide several benefits. These include:

  • Forming a leak-proof membrane
  • Protecting against corrosive chemicals
  • Adding unique design elements

Concrete or plastic-lined water basins such as ponds and fountains are particularly susceptible to deterioration with the use of chlorine and winterizing agents. Cold weather expands and contracts resulting in cracks and leaks. Even rain water flowing through a channel will eventually erode concrete and stone.

Pond sealant

Another problem caused by leaks is that water gradually seeps out of fountains and pools. Compounded by natural evaporation, low water levels detract from the aesthetic value or even worse will damage pumps. Large commercial water features can also threaten the environment where major leaks contain chemicals.

Do you want to build a pond or repair a pond that leaks? Not all soil will hold water, especially if there is no water currently running through the area, such as damming a spring. The best method in planning ahead is to lay a geotextile liner then spray an ArmorThane water-tight barrier over it. If the pond currently has a liner with a hole, ArmorThane has the products to seal and strengthen the surface.

Coated fountain

Whether for commercial or residential application, ArmorThane provides polyurethane, polyurea and hybrid coatings that both repair concrete damage and leaks and proactively protect against future problems. Water-based landscaping lasts longer and looks better with the use of these protective coatings.

ArmorThane’s aliphatic blue and green colors enhance as well as protect water basins.

Landscape Design Coatings

Finished around Pool

The pigmentable and paintable nature of ArmorThane polyurethane and polyurea allows for a decorative colors as well as ultimate protection of outdoor concrete and wood. You can color match to existing landscaping themes or achieve creative accents for the patio, porch, deck or gazebo. With the addition of ColorCoat aliphatic coatings, your design is protected from damaging UV deterioration.

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