Canal construction

Canal of Campihas, Portugal
Canal of Chaves, Portugal
Canal works at Pontecorvo, Italy

The use PVC-P geomembranes as a waterproofing for canals is a sophisticated and safe technology to avoid important water losses due to cracks and failures in the basic construction.

Countries with lack of water are forced to transport water long ways to the place of its destination - canals are the most common way for that. Many thousands km of concrete canals were constructed in the past but only fulfil their task in unsatisfying way as the losses of this precious liquid over long distances cannot be ignored anymore today. They loose water through cracks, open concrete joints and broken concrete.

This major problem can be easily solved by using waterproofing geomembranes which guarantees water tightness over a long time period, especially when protected.  Geomembranes with high grade of protection against UV radiation provided with a special PMMA coating are destined as waterproofing for the canal bed due to outstanding mechanical performance and resistance against puncturing.

RENOLIT Group has the right product to make sure that a maximum of water will arrive at its destination. The technical service is also available to you in finding the right technical solution for your waterproofing task. This combination should help you to offer a satisfying work to your client.

To have more detailed information about how to execute the waterproofing of canals see the document about “Waterproofing of Canals”. (sealing canal)

Depending on the employment RENOLIT can offer the right membrane

  • RENOLIT ALKORPLAN 35052 - opaque geomembrane for drinking water limited UV resistance
  • RENOLIT ALKORPLAN 35053 - opaque geomembrane not UV-resistant
  • RENOLIT ALKORPLAN 35054 - opaque geomembrane for irrigation and industrial basins UV resistant
  • RENOLIT ALKORPLAN 35554 - opaque geomembrane for canals with PMMA coating
  • RENOLIT ALKORPLAN 02329 - black geomembrane for ponds

The geomembranes of RENOLIT are corresponding to the most important standards as

  • Attestation Mairie de Paris - France
  • Sanidad - Spain
  • Asqual - France
  • ACS - France

The European Certificate is also available
Ask for the agreement you need to our service department.

Since over 30 years RENOLIT ALKORPLAN geomembranes are used as lining material for canals on nearly all continents of the world. Their quality, weld ability, flexibility and reliability are estimated by all users of our geomembranes.

Have a look at our references and case studies