Protective Matting is recommended on all installations
It is highly recommended that all lake liners are installed with Stephens Industries Protective Matting to prevent damage from any roots, stones and other abrasive items that have not been removed. Even if the ground conditions are good and a bed of sand was used instead, it is possible at some later date that the fine sands can be washed away by spring water or a rising water table exposing stones or roots that could damage the pond liner. Our Protective Matting Geotextile is rot resistant and will provide long term protection of the liner.
A second layer of Protective Matting should be placed over the lake liner where it is to be covered by topsoil, stones, bricks or ornamental features. This extra protection layer prevents any abrasion of the top surface of the liner.