Geosynthetic Liner Supply & Installation

Having installed 2 BILLION square feet of geosynthetic liners, ESI is the nation’s largest installer.


Technical Expertise in Geomembranes

ESI’s technical team works with you to supply and install the geomembranes that will provide a continuous barrier of protection for your specific projects. Every project has unique needs and may require different system components. Our team begins the process by working with you to fully understand your project and provide the most effective liners possible.

We start with the geomembrane – a very low permeability synthetic liner or barrier used to control gas and/or fluid migration between two distinct areas while protecting the environment.  Whether your project involves underground liners to minimize liquids from leaching into groundwater, cover systems for containing gas or secondary containment in case of primary containment failure, there is a geomembrane that can handle the task and ESI’s team will provide and install the most ideal membrane.

A number of geomembrane material options are available that provide different tradeoffs (mechanical and physical properties, chemical resistance, thermal properties, performance, seaming methods, handling, etc.), offering different benefits for specific applications.

After your precise needs are determined, the manufacturers of the geomembranes ship them to the job sites in thin continuous polymeric sheet rolls where our experienced crews seam or bond them together to create a continuous barrier of protection.

Geosynthetic liner systems vary based on project specs and desired function

A geosynthetic liner system is created when multiple layers or combinations of geosynthetic materials are utilized. An example is an underground liner system that could be composed of a geocomposite, HDPE geomembrane and geosynthetic clay liner (GCL), with compacted soil over the top and underneath the composite system. This type of system would be engineered to create a barrier to contain substances from leaching into the underlying groundwater.  These engineered systems are designed by professional civil and environmental engineering firms, and generally require permit approval by state regulatory agencies.

Types of Geosynthetic Materials Installed by ESI to Create the Liner System

  • Geomembranes
    • HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) – textured or smooth
    • LLDPE (Low-Linear Density Polyethylene)
    • PP (Polypropylene)
    • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
    • EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer – rubber)
    • TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)
  • Geocomposites & Geonets
  • Geotextiles
  • Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs)

Design, fabrication and installation of HDPE piping systems

HDPE’s superior chemical resistance makes HDPE pipe systems the ideal choice for transporting gases and liquids that have been contained by the geosynthetic lining system. Gas that is generated during the decomposition of waste at a solid waste landfill may need to be transported offsite to power engines that create electricity. Leachates at the same solid waste facility may need to be recirculated in order to manage the decomposition process.

Learn more about our capabilities for HDPE pipe systems here.

Choose a certified, experienced installer that works with the industry’s best manufacturers

Our partners offer the industry’s most advanced geosynthetic materials, yet they agree that proper installation is critical to their geosynthetic material’s and overall system’s performance.  Ensure that your installer is certified by the material manufacturer.  ESI is a certified installer!  Besides being certified, we have the industry’s most experienced installation team – our supervisors have a combined 500 years of geosynthetic installation experience.

By choosing ESI to install your geosynthetic liner system, you’re choosing uncompromising standards for quality and performance.

ESI is a certified installer for the following companies…


Working with the best, expect the best

We provide contracted installation services directly to site owners or as a subcontractor to construction managers or general contractors (earthwork contractors).  Our customers range from Fortune 500 companies to small, privately owned companies, who share our interest in delivering a high-quality project, safely and efficiently for their benefit and that of our environment.

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