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Butch

Concrete Ponds

Choosing a Concrete Sealer

There are many types of concrete pond sealers on the market today and the biggest problem for anyone looking for one is to know how to find the best product suited for the project at hand. You can search the internet and find a huge…
Butch
January 10, 2024
General Tips

Is Epoxy Toxic to Fish?

Is epoxy toxic to fish? That is a very valid question, is it not? There are a couple of things you need to keep in mind when trying to ensure you have aquarium safe epoxy, especially if you’re building a water feature that is going…
Butch
January 7, 2024
Concrete Ponds

Rough vs. Smooth Concrete

The surface area you apply Pond Shield to when you are smoothing concrete should be smooth in order to get the full coverage of each kit. The best way to explain this is to compare a ready to coat surface to that of 60-grit sandpaper.…
Butch
January 2, 2024
Rubber and Plastic LinersHow To

Patching a Pond Liner

Ok, so you have a hole in your pond liner now.  That is just what you needed, a pond liner to patch. Not to mention, the hole is probably somewhere near the bottom of the liner.  And why should it not be? It is a…
Butch
December 18, 2023
Wood Ponds

Wooden Pond Structure Construction Materials

When you have decided to make a woodpond structure in this instance, the next step is to research they style they are going to build so that they may further educate themselves in any of the idiosyncrasies that may revolve around their project. I talk…
Butch
October 12, 2023
Wood PondsGeneral Tips

Building a Wooden Pond or Tank

I have seen people build wooden pond and holding tanks that looked great, only to see them leak like a sieve. For those of you that do not know what a sieve is, it is a meshed kitchen instrument used for straining liquids. You get…
Butch
July 15, 2023
Concrete Ponds

How to Acid Etch a Pond

You’re at the point where you’re about to prepare your pond for a coating. You may be asking yourself what is acid etching? Acid etching is the process by which your concrete will be cleaned and prepared prior to actually applying a coating. Learning how…
Butch
January 2, 2023
Corroded Concrete
Concrete Ponds

Salt Water Corrosion Effects on Concrete

Did you know that salt water has a corrosive effect on concrete?  It is.  In fact it is a problem that engineers have been faced with for some time in regards to larger concrete structures like sea walls.  Of course sea walls are corroded by…
Butch
December 14, 2022