- Build-A-Berm sections: First, you need to determine the area you have to work with and the amount of liquid you will need to contain. Build-A-Berm is available in four different heights (1.5”, 2”, 4”, and 6”) to help you provide adequate containment for your estimated liquid volume. Build-A-Berm barriers can be easily cut with a utility knife or good pair of scissors to create shorter segments. You can also seal them together to make longer sections.
- Sili-Thane 803 Sealant: Attach your Build-A-Berm sections to the floor with Sili-Thane 803 Sealant. Each section requires two beads of sealant on the bottom to create a liquid-tight seal. One tube can seal up to 25 linear ft. of Build-A-Berm barriers.
- Industrial-Strength Vinyl Cement: To connect individual berm sections, we recommend using Industrial-Strength Vinyl Cement. Each section of Build-A-Berm has extra material to overlap and seal to the next section to create one continuous berm. One 8 oz. container will be enough to seal 7-10 connections.
- Corner and wall-end pieces: These pieces are available in each of the four sizes. Use the corners to make 90° turns and create a four-sided Build-A-Berm system. Connecting the wall ends to your Build-A-Berm straight sections lets you include a wall as part of the containment area. As with the straight pieces, the corners and wall ends should be sealed using both the Sili-Thane 803 Sealant and Industrial-Strength Vinyl Cement.
If you need to allow vehicles to drive in and out of your containment area, use a PIG Build-A-Berm Heavy-Duty Barrier on one side. This Build-A-Berm is constructed of a stronger vinyl-coated fabric that is strong enough to withstand traffic from trucks, forklifts, and other heavy vehicles. Heavy-duty wall ends and corners are also available.