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Based in Sittingbourne, our aggregate suppliers provide pudding clay to all areas of Kent and Medway. Our grab hire vehicles make delivery to domestic and commercial sites quick and simple. To discover the full range of aggregates we supply, contact our dedicated team.
Lining a body of water with pudding clay is a time-tested method for ensuring a watertight finish. It is a simple process requiring the compaction of the clay to remove air bubbles. Because it is the most natural lining available for water bodies, it is more environmentally and wildlife friendly than other materials. Clay is a cheaper option but must stay wet, so it doesn’t crack. Our customers in Kent use pudding clay for a range of projects, including:
Pudding clay is also a good option for sealing contaminated ground, such as landfill sites.
It is important to note that not all sites are suitable for pudding clay, because it needs a firm base. This means recently disturbed land, or areas where soil may slide, are inappropriate. You must also make sure the soil is suitable. Ground water affects peaty, gravelly and silty soils, causing them to move, and resulting in cracks and leaks in the clay. Our aggregate suppliers provide the best option for your site.
Our fleet of grab vehicles make delivery to all parts of Kent possible. However, it is important to consider the time frame of your project. Pudding clay may be dry when delivered, meaning you will not be able to use it straight away. Simply wetting it and leaving it overnight will make it ready for the next day. Once compacted, it is necessary to fill ponds etc. immediately, so the clay doesn’t dry out. Forming a pudding clay lining is also more time consuming than laying a manufactured sheet. Make sure to factor this into the time you have.
The ideal depth for laying pudding clay depends on the project. For ponds, we recommend a depth of 200-300mm. In areas prone to erosion, or for heavier duty uses, this will need to be deeper. This also determines the amount of pudding clay you will need to successfully line your pool. For smaller areas, aim for a thickness of 15-25cm. Although 15cm is fine, the clay will be more susceptible to damage by roots, worms and prodding. Large ponds, lakes and canals require a thicker layer. For advice on pudding clay, contact our experienced aggregate suppliers.
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