Floating Covers

Floating covers are an economical way to store and protect large volumes of water. Layfield provides all types of floating covers and related containment products for water and wastewater applications. We design, manufacture, fabricate, install, clean and maintain floating covers.



The most popular floating cover design uses a  pattern of weights and floats to define rainwater sumps on the surface of the cover. Rainwater removal pumps move precipitation off of the cover. Defined sump floating covers are used for all sizes of potable water reservoirs and can be adapted to fit unusually shaped ponds.


Placing an impermeable floating cover onto a wastewater pond creates anaerobic conditions. Anaerobic treatment can improve wastewater treatment but can also lead to significant formation of biogas. Biogas collection floating covers collect the gas produced from anaerobic treatment ponds for beneficial use.



In dry areas where water is scarce and expensive, an evaporation control cover can be a cost-effective solution. These lightweight covers are used to prevent evaporation of water for irrigation and agricultural use. Popular in Australia, they are becoming more common in the Southwestern United States. Lightweight covers are also appropriate for algae control when algae buildup is a problem.


"We do appreciate you coming all this way to see us. We get other supplies just showing up and considering we have 50 construction people to supervise we don't have time for them. You did it right by setting it up in advance and letting us know your takeaways. This made for beneficial use of our time." Matthew, Civil & Commercial Construction Company

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About Environmental Containment

Layfield Environmental Containment is a vertically integrated company involved in the manufacturing, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of high performance geomembranes, floating covers, and specialty geosynthetics. We work with end users, consulting engineers and contractors to deliver products and services that protect the environment. Layfield Environmental Containment has strategic locations across North America and internationally.

Latest News

Layfield USA becomes an American Distributor for BOSTD Geogrid Product Line

September 12, 2018

San Diego, California – September, 2018

Layfield USA is pleased to announce we have added the BOSTD geogrid line for our Westcoast geosynthetic business


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