Leaks and spills happen without warning — usually at the worst possible moment. PIG SpillBlocker Dikes and Build-A-Berm Barriers help you take control of spills and comply with regs, but they do it in different ways. Here’s a quick rundown on how and where to use them.
SpillBlockers = Emergency Spill Containment
To be ready for emergency situations, you need to keep temporary containment near leaky equipment, drains or other spill-prone areas. A spill dike is a great way to respond to emergency spills because it’s portable, easy to deploy and reusable.
PIG SpillBlocker Dikes are made with an exclusive formulation that combines a tear-resistant top layer with a flexible, tacky bottom layer to seal tight against smooth surfaces and contain liquids. For small spills and leaks, this SpillBlocker dike is just the right size to control spreading liquid until you can make repairs. It’s made of the same exclusive formulation as our bigger dikes and provides fast spill containment where you need it.
Need a dike for outdoor applications? The PIG Drive-Over SpillBlocker Dike is the only flexible barrier that can stand up to heavy vehicle traffic and long-term UV exposure. Made with both a super-sealing urethane bottom layer that bonds to concrete without adhesives, and our patented HogHyde skin, this spill dike is perfect for diverting stormwater or keeping oily spills inside a perimeter.
Build-A-Berm = Permanent or Secondary Containment
Do you have an older machine that’s constantly leaking? What about a liquid transfer location where you know leaks, drips and spills are bound to happen? How about battery or drum storage areas? Rather than use a temporary solution like a spill dike, you need a more permanent barrier. In this case, the PIG Build-A-Berm Barrier is a solid choice.
PIG Build-A-Berm Barriers can be constructed into semi-permanent, high-visibility containment that’s exactly the size and shape you need — indoors or out. It’s covered with durable, 18-oz. vinyl that resists oils, coolants and most chemicals. The pliable open-cell foam center springs back into shape if you walk on it or roll over it with light, wheeled equipment. And because it’s attached to the floor with industrial cement and sealer, it provides a barrier that qualifies as permanent secondary containment.