Lake Construction with ESS-13 for over fifty years


ESS-13 has proven itself to be effective in reducing the permeability of soils over the last 50 years.

ESS-13 creates a situation where the results improve with time.

ESS-13 reduces the cost of lake construction.

ESS-13 is EPA compliant.

ESS-13 is manufactured in the United States.

ESS-13 comes with guaranteed results.

Lake Construction

Welcome to Seepage Control, Inc.  We have proudly been in the business of pond and lake sealing since 1958. Originally known as the “SS-13 Sales Company,” we have been specializing in the construction and repair of sewage lagoons for 50 years. Over this time period, we have developed our own exclusive “Environmental Soil Sealant” formula - ESS-13. ESS-13 is a liquid polymer emulsion that can either be poured into the water, or mixed with the soil and compacted for maximum seepage control. This unique formula has a variety of application options including sealing sewage lagoons, wastewater ponds and wetlands.

Application methods:

ESS-13 is pumped or poured directly into the water at a pre-determined application rate. The seepage in your pond will decrease 60% to 90% initially, and this original rate will continue to improve with time.

The ESS-13 “Spray-On Formulation” can save 75% or more off the installation costs of other lake sealing methods.

ESS-13 is pre-mixed with our E-13 compaction aid, pumped in pre-measured quantities into the soil with conventional earth moving equipment. The treated soil is then compacted in two consecutive six inch layers.

ESS-13 has many advantages over other lagoon sealing products. Because it is formulated with simple and non-toxic products it is safe for the environment and more cost efficient than PVC Liners, Clay Liners, and Bentonite. By using one of the ESS-13 systems, an environment is created that allows for continual seepage rate reduction.  The ESS-13 system is the only lining system that actually improves with time. In addition, we offer excellent quality control and warranty.

Whether you have a sewage lagoon, pond, lake, storm water holding pond, golf course pond, fish hatchery, water-ski lake, or wetland, we encourage you to call us for a free consultation. For decades our lake sealing products have been applied throughout the United States and the World. We pride ourselves on getting jobs done quickly and efficiently, and stand behind our work. You can't afford not to call us. No wastewater lagoon project is too large or too small.

Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to hearing from you at 1-800-214-9640, or locally in Phoenix, Arizona, USA at 480-763-1180.

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Treated Soil System vs. Synthetic Liners

Permanent Results: The ESS-13 treated soil is a permanent system that will not break down. Synthetic liners will decay over time and they will need to be replaced.

Cost: The ESS-13 will also save money - usually customers save 25% or more compared to synthetic liners.

Durability: The ESS-13 system is more durable than synthetic liners. The plastic sheets can be torn or punctured with equipment, animals, etc. The ESS-13 system gives more than 12 inches of thickness that cannot be torn. If a soil cover is desired for wetlands, or if fish habitat, aeration lines, etc. are desired, they can be placed over the ESS-13 seal with no damage to the seal.

On-Site Supervision: For the ESS-13 system we have a quality control supervisor on site to work with the equipment operators. This protects the contractor as well as the owner.