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Tessman Solar Landfill Cap

San Antonio, Texas

When a 5.6 acre section of the Tessman Road Municipal Solid Waste Landfill near San Antonio, TX reached final grade in 2008, the owners, Republic Services, Inc., directed their engineering design firm, HDR, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, to redesign the current
closure method to incorporate an innovative exposed geomembrane cover system that would serve as a mounting surface for flexible photovoltaic (solar) panels.

The membrane will remain exposed to extreme climatic conditions and potential animal traffic, so it is essential that it be reinforced. It also needs to offer decades of performance with minimal maintenance, provide superior containment, stability and protection for the environment, and meet the rules and regulations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, said Tony Walker, project manager for Republic and inventor of the solar energy cover (SEC).

Republic and HDR reviewed several membrane options before selecting Firestones 60-mil thermoplastic polyolefin geomembrane.Firestones membrane is thicker, so you get a more durable product that maintains its flexibility, stated Mark Roberts, project manager, HDR, Inc. It also offers superior weatherability and long-term performance including a 20-year warranty.

The 134.4 kW solar ray rating complements onsite landfill gas-to-energy technology.  The clean energy produced translates to a
reduction of 109 tons per year in greenhouse gases (CO2) or a reduction of 222,750 auto miles per year.

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Article – October 2009 Issue of MSW Management

Tessman Solar Landfill Cap / San Antonio, TX

File Name Size Download
GeoGard EPDM A-1 Unexposed Pond Edge with Soil Cover 62 kB
GeoGard EPDM A-2 Unexposed Pond Edge with Shotcrete 149 kB
GeoGard EPDM A-3 Standard “U” Shaped Anchor Trench 86 kB
GeoGard EPDM A-4 Standard “V” Shaped Anchor Trench 87 kB
GeoGard EPDM A-5 Run-out Anchoring 80 kB
GeoGard EPDM A-6 Intermediate Anchoring 72 kB
GeoGard EPDM A-7 Toe of Slope Anchoring 86 kB
GeoGard EPDM A-8 Head Water Anchoring Trench 93 kB
GeoGard EPDM C-1 Outside Corner Using Quickseam Corner Flashing 184 kB
GeoGard EPDM C-2 Inside Corner Using Quickseam Corner Flashing 204 kB
GeoGard EPDM D-1 Drain 102 kB
GeoGard EPDM D-2 Drain Insert 95 kB
GeoGard EPDM P-1 QuickSeam Pre-Molded Pipe Flashing 127 kB
GeoGard EPDM P-2 Field Fabricated Pipe/Tube Flashing 124 kB
GeoGard EPDM P-3 Large Pipe Penetration 288 kB
GeoGard EPDM R-1 Rip-rap Detail 162 kB
GeoGard EPDM R-2 Drop Box Detail 109 kB
GeoGard EPDM R-3 Ramp Detail 92 kB
GeoGard EPDM S-1 6″ Cover Strip Seam 93 kB
GeoGard EPDM S-2 3″ Inseam Splice Tape Seam 91 kB
GeoGard EPDM S-3 Seam Edge Treatment (FormFlash Only) 208 kB
GeoGard EPDM T-1 Wall Flashing Termination Above Maximum Water Line 150 kB
GeoGard EPDM T-2 Outside Pond Wall Flashing Termination 143 kB
GeoGard EPDM T-3 Term. Step Down & Outside Corner Above Max Water Line 141 kB
GeoGard EPDM T-4 Saw Cut Reglet Counterflashing Termination 111 kB
GeoGard EPDM T-5 Surface Mounted Counterflashing Termination 151 kB
GeoGard EPDM T-6 Cap Stone On Wall Flashing Termination 86 kB
GeoGard EPDM T-7 Intermediate Attachment At Wall Flashing 129 kB
GeoGard EPDM T-8 Horizontal Mechanical Attachment Below the Water Line 96 kB
GeoGard EPDM T-9 Vertical Mechancial Attachment Below the Water Line 93 kB
GeoGard EPDM T-10 Metal Coping Termination 105 kB
fPP-R ML-A-1 Unexposed Pond Edge with Soil Cover 222 kB
fPP-R ML-A-2 Unexposed Pond Edge with Shotcrete 333 kB
fPP-R ML-A-3 Standard Anchor Trench 318 kB
fPP-R ML-A-4 Standard “V” Shaped Anchor Trench 317 kB
fPP-R ML-A-5 Run-out Anchoring 303 kB
fPP-R ML-A-6 Toe of Slope Anchoring 328 kB
fPP-R ML-A-7 Head Water Anchoring Trench 361 kB
fPP-R ML-C-1 Inside Corner 245 kB
fPP-R ML-C-2 Outside Corner 223 kB
fPP-R ML-D-1 Drain 421 kB
fPP-R ML-D-2 Drain Insert 427 kB
fPP-R ML-LS-1 Cut Edge Treatment Application 26 kB
fPP-R ML-LS-2 Lap Splice with Headlap Under Field Seam Using T-Joint Cover 26 kB
fPP-R ML-P-1 Pre – Fabricated Pipe/Tube Flashing 367 kB
fPP-R ML-P-2 Field Fabricated Pipe/Tube Flashing 397 kB
fPP-R ML-P-3 Field Fabricated Horizontal Pipe Penetration 466 kB
fPP-R ML-R-1 Rip-rap Detail 465 kB
fPP-R ML-R-2 Drop Box Detail 444 kB
fPP-R ML-R-3 Ramp Detail 426 kB
fPP-R ML-S-1 Wedge Welded Seam 118 kB
fPP-R ML-S-2 Extrusion Welded Seam 204 kB
fPP-R ML-S-3 6″ Cover Strip Seam 219 kB
fPP-R ML-T-1 Wall Termination Above Maximum Water Line 41 kB
fPP-R ML-T-2 Outside Pond Wall Termination 568 kB
fPP-R ML-T-3 Term. Step Down & Outside Corner Above Max. Water Line 546 kB
fPP-R ML-T-4 Saw Cut Reglet Couterflashing Termination 410 kB
fPP-R ML-T-5 Surface Mounted Sheet Metal Termination 616 kB
fPP-R ML-T-6 Cap Stone On Wall Termination 338 kB
fPP-R ML-T-7 Intermediate Attachment At Wall 277 kB
fPP-R ML-T-8 Horizontal Mechanical Attachment Below the Water Line 352 kB
fPP-R ML-T-9 Vertical Mechanical Attachment Below the Water Line 338 kB
fPP-R ML-T-10 Miscellaneous Terminations 202 kB
File Name Size Download
Aquaculture Magazine – Outstanding Geomembrane – EPDM-4008 830 kB
Bridgestone’s Off-Road Radial Tire Facility Case Study – Item 1963 1 MB
GeoGard Brochure – Item 1967 4 MB
GeoGard EPDM Brochure – Item #FBPC-GEO-01 896 kB
GeoGard Reference Projects – Item 1965 6 MB
GeoGard Review Tech Performance Reviews – Item 1966 2 MB
Geomembrane Products Installation Quality Assurance Manual – Thermoplastics 108 kB
Geosynthetics – Lining Failed Reservior – EPDM-4010 652 kB
Hand Welder Operation with Firestone Thermoplastic Geomembranes 56 kB
Irrigation & Green – Installing A Water Feature – EPDM-4009 535 kB
Irrigation & Green – Knowing Your Options – EPDM-4003 541 kB
Land & Water Magazine – Anaerobic Digester Web – EPDM-4007 1 MB
Land & Water Magazine – Constructed Wetlands – EPDM-4002 1,023 kB
Land & Water Magazine – Extreme Water Loss – EPDM-4004 1 MB
Landscape Contractor National – Key Elements – EPDM-4006 959 kB
Landscape Design Build – Battling The Elements – EPDM-4005 1 MB
Mining Case Study 327 kB
Single Wedge Welder Operation with Firestone Thermoplastic Geomembranes: an Overview 102 kB
Wedge Welding Suggestions for use with: Firestone fPP, fPP-R and TPO 33 kB
File Name Size Download
fPP -Flexible Polypropylene 117 kB
File Name Size Download
Section I- EPDM Geomembrane Specifiation Guide 97 kB
Section I- fPP-R Geomembrane Specifiation Guide 99 kB
Section II- EPDM Geomembrane Installation Guide 114 kB
Section II- fPP-R Geomembrane Installation Guide 81 kB
File Name Size Download
AP Sealant – SDS 1 MB
Bonding Adhesive BA-2012S (17L Canister) – SDS 1 MB
Civil Grade Geotextile – SDS 29 kB
Firestone EPDM Geomembrane – SDS 455 kB
Firestone EPDM Geomembrane Platinum – SDS 23 kB
Firestone Reinforced EPDM Geomembrane – SDS 23 kB
Firestone fPP & fPP-R – SDS 34 kB
Firestone fPP-R Welding Rod – SDS 34 kB
QuickPrime Plus Primer – SDS 582 kB
QuickPrime™ Plus LVOC – SDS 725 kB
QuickSeam Cover Strip – SDS 30 kB
QuickSeam Professional Tape Kit – SDS 44 kB
QuickSeam Repair Kit – SDS 36 kB
QuickSeam Tape Seaming Kit – SDS 36 kB
QuickSeam™ Conduit Flashing – SDS 260 kB
QuickSeam™ Corner Flashing – SDS 260 kB
QuickSeam™ FormFlash Flashing – SDS 260 kB
QuickSeam™ Geomembrane Patch – SDS 260 kB
QuickSeam™ Joint Cover – SDS 260 kB
QuickSeam™ Pipe Flashing – SDS 260 kB
QuickSeam™ Splice Tape – SDS 308 kB
QuickSeam™ Walkway Pad – SDS 260 kB
RubberGard™ Neoprene Membrane – SDS 455 kB
Single-Ply LVOC Primer – SDS 543 kB
Splice Adhesive SA-1065 – SDS 561 kB
Splice Wash SW-100 Cleaner – SDS 532 kB
UltraPly TPO Bonding Adhesive – SDS 494 kB
UltraPly TPO Cut Edge Sealant Grey – SDS 1 MB
UltraPly TPO Cut Edge Sealant Tan – SDS 246 kB
UltraPly TPO Cut Edge Sealant White – SDS 987 kB
UltraPly TPO General Purpose Sealant – SDS 509 kB
UltraPly TPO Membrane – SDS 119 kB
Water Based Bonding Adhesive – SDS 32 kB
Water Block Seal S-20 – SDS 529 kB
File Name Size Download
Single-Ply LVOC Primer – TIS 1445 173 kB
TIS 103 – Firestone Reinforced EPDM Geomembrane 121 kB
TIS 104 – Firestone EPDM Geomembrane (Platinum) 226 kB
TIS 106 – Firestone Unsupported Polypropylene (fPP) Flashing 109 kB
TIS 107 – Firestone Unsupported Polypropylene (fPP) Geomembrane 123 kB
TIS 108 – TPO Geomembrane 142 kB
TIS 201 – QuickPrime Plus 161 kB
TIS 204 – Water-Based Bonding Adhesive 101 kB
TIS 205 – SA-1065 Splice Adhesive (For Flashing) 182 kB
TIS 209 – Water Block Seal (S-20) 165 kB
TIS 210 – 7877 Spray Adhesive/Primer 128 kB
TIS 214 – Firestone fPP-R Welding Rod 122 kB
TIS 215 – UltraPly TPO General Purpose Sealant 178 kB
TIS 220 – UltraPly TPO Cut Edge Sealant 177 kB
TIS 300 – Firestone 30 mil Reinforced Polypropylene (fPP-R) Geomembrane 92 kB
TIS 301 – Firestone EPDM Geomembrane 180 kB
TIS 302 – Coated Drive Pin Fastener 190 kB
TIS 302 – GeoGard EPDM Platinum Geomembrane 53 kB
TIS 303 – Concrete Drive Fastener 181 kB
TIS 304 – All-Purpose Fastener 203 kB
TIS 305 – All-Purpose Stainless Steel Fastener 162 kB
TIS 401 – Metal Batten Strip 187 kB
TIS 402 – Coiled Metal Batten Strip 137 kB
TIS 403 – Polymer Batten Strip 138 kB
TIS 404 – Termination Bar 119 kB
TIS 501 – QuickSeam Cover Strip 171 kB
TIS 502 – QuickSeam Splice Tape 269 kB
TIS 503 – QuickSeam FormFlash 84 kB
TIS 504 – QuickSeam Joint Cover 177 kB
TIS 505 – QuickSeam Corner Flashing 110 kB
TIS 506 – QuickSeam Pipe Flashing 126 kB
TIS 507 – QuickScrubber Plus Primer Application System 110 kB
TIS 508 – QuickRoller 202 kB
TIS 511 – QuickScrubber Kit 116 kB
TIS 512 – QuickSeam Repair Kit 137 kB
TIS 514 – QuickSeam Walkway Pad 110 kB
TIS 515 – QuickSeam Conduit Flashing 130 kB
TIS 523 – EcoWhite QuickSeam Splice Tape 111 kB
TIS 601 – UltraPly TPO Eco Walkway Pad 110 kB
TIS 602 – UltraPly TPO Inside/Outside Corner 104 kB
TIS 702 – Silicone Rubber Roller 101 kB
TIS 703 – Multi Purpose Display Rack 96 kB
TIS 1450 – QuickSeam Tape Seaming Kit 270 kB
TIS 1451 – QuickSeam II Professional Kit 265 kB
File Name Size Download
Blank Sample Geomembrane 20 Year Warranty 151 kB
Videos Size Download
Detail 01 Evacuation of a Pond or Containment Structure 67 kB
Detail 02 Anchor Trench Configuration 75 kB
Detail 03 Deploying a Geotextile Downslope 61 kB
Detail 04 Deploying a Geotextile Upslope 62 kB
Detail 05 Using Sod Staples to Hold Geotextile Against Wind Uplift 52 kB
Detail 06 Unrolling Firestone EPDM Geomembrane Downslope 54 kB
Detail 07 Unfolding A Roll of Firestone Geomembrane 63 kB
Detail 08 Installing a Repair Patch Using a QuickSeam Repair Kit 79 kB
Detail 09 Creating a Seam with a 6 in or 15.24cm QuickSeam Cover Strip. pdf 100 kB
Detail 10 Creating a Seam with 3 in or 7.62 cm QuickSeam Splice Tape 143 kB
Detail 11 Priming Cover Strip Tape for Continuation to the Next Roll 64 kB
Detail 12 Removing a Fish Mouth Gap from a QuickSeam Cover Strip 60 kB
Detail 13 Removing an Air Bubble from a Taped Seam 69 kB
Detail 14 Extended Seaming Technique into the Anchor Trench 69 kB
Detail 15 Fitting Firestone EPDM Geomembrane Panels around Pipes 91 kB
Detail 16 Installing a QuickSeam Pre Molded Pipe Boot or Flashing 149 kB
Detail 17 Fabricating a Pipe Boot or Pipe Flashing with 9 inches or 22.86 centimeters QuickSeam FormFlash 179 kB
Detail 18 Fabricating a Pipe Boot or Pipe Flashing with QuickSeam FormFlash Alternative Version 155 kB
Detail 19 Installing Firestone EPDM Geomembrane to a Corner Wall 101 kB
Detail 20 Adhering Firestone EPDM Geomembrane Panel to a Substrate with a Termination Bar or Strip 132 kB
Detail 21 Installing an Inside QuickSeam Corner Flashing 203 kB
Detail 22 Installing an Outside QuickSeam Corner Flashing 149 kB
File Name Size Download
Detail 01 Evacuation of a Pond or Containment Structure 67 kB
Detail 02 Anchor Trench Configuration 75 kB
Detail 03 Deploying a Geotextile Downslope 61 kB
Detail 04 Deploying a Geotextile Upslope 62 kB
Detail 05 Using Sod Staples to Hold Geotextile Against Wind Uplift 52 kB
Detail 06 Unrolling Firestone EPDM Geomembrane Downslope 54 kB
Detail 07 Unfolding A Roll of Firestone Geomembrane 63 kB
Detail 08 Installing a Repair Patch Using a QuickSeam Repair Kit 79 kB
Detail 09 Creating a Seam with a 6 in or 15.24cm QuickSeam Cover Strip. pdf 100 kB
Detail 10 Creating a Seam with 3 in or 7.62 cm QuickSeam Splice Tape 143 kB
Detail 11 Priming Cover Strip Tape for Continuation to the Next Roll 64 kB
Detail 12 Removing a Fish Mouth Gap from a QuickSeam Cover Strip 60 kB
Detail 13 Removing an Air Bubble from a Taped Seam 69 kB
Detail 14 Extended Seaming Technique into the Anchor Trench 69 kB
Detail 15 Fitting Firestone EPDM Geomembrane Panels around Pipes 91 kB
Detail 16 Installing a QuickSeam Pre Molded Pipe Boot or Flashing 149 kB
Detail 17 Fabricating a Pipe Boot or Pipe Flashing with 9 inches or 22.86 centimeters QuickSeam FormFlash 179 kB
Detail 18 Fabricating a Pipe Boot or Pipe Flashing with QuickSeam FormFlash Alternative Version 155 kB
Detail 19 Installing Firestone EPDM Geomembrane to a Corner Wall 101 kB
Detail 20 Adhering Firestone EPDM Geomembrane Panel to a Substrate with a Termination Bar or Strip 132 kB
Detail 21 Installing an Inside QuickSeam Corner Flashing 203 kB
Detail 22 Installing an Outside QuickSeam Corner Flashing 149 kB