PIG Build-A-Berm is a hi-viz, semi-permanent containment barrier that can be built to the exact size and shape you need – indoors or out. Berms are perfect for containing leaks and drips from continuously leaking machinery. Plus, since they’re easy to cut, you can make your berms any length and shape necessary to create your containment area. Here’s what you’ll need to install your own BAB:
- 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.