Features & Benefits of EPDM Water Containment Applications

Benefits of epdm waterproofing material

Characteristics of EPDM

  • Superior resistance to UV, ozone, oxidation and weathering.
  • Long life expectancy. 50+ years of field performance.
  • Superb elongation and lay-flat properties.
  • Extremely flexible, conforms easily to most demanding sub-grades.
  • Quick seaming process. Saves time and labor costs.
  • Easy to install. No heat or welding required.
  • Non-toxic to most fish and plant life.
  • Superior puncture resistance.
  • Low maintenance and easily repairable.
  • Lightweight. At only 1.3kg / m2 EPDM is much lighter than many alternatives.


Waterbrothers has a skilled team and offers the highest quality installations with the backup from Carlisle and their industry-leading warranty coverage, providing customers with peace of mind that their investment is protected.

Waterbrothers offers industry-leading, reliable, economical and environmentally friendly solutions for all your water containment needs. EPDM membrane is long-lasting, durable, dimensionally stable and resistant to punctures, tears and chemicals.

EPDM Water Containment Uses

  • Decorative commercial water features
  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Mining
  • Storm water management
  • Water conservation
  • Irrigation dams, canals and reservoirs.
  • Water Desalination Plants


Earth Dug Reservoirs

Pond Liner Termination – Trench Method

Earth Dug Reserviors



Durability Thermoset, enables exposure for decades Susceptible to stress cracking
Toughness Remains flexible at all temperatures Stiff and risks cracking at low temperatures
Elongation At over 500% Only at 15%
Cost Comparison Long life-cycle 80+years no maintenance repairs Shorter life-cycle. Frequent maintenance repairs
Material Differs Lays flat and high puncture resistance Rigid and punctures easily
Size Large so less seams and overlaps Smaller sheets so more seems and joins