Geolock is a plastic waterproof barrier consisting of a patented lock construction made of extruded HDPE with an HDPE 2.0mm membrane welded to it. This lock construction guarantees optimal waterproofing, thus preventing the leakage of groundwater, contaminated or otherwise. Geolock is not only suitable for the isolation of contaminated soil, it can also be used in numerous other waterproofing (seepage) constructions in civil engineering.
The clean-up of contaminated soil is very expensive and not always technically feasible. Removal or in-situ cleaning is often not the most attractive solution in the case of larger areas. An alternative in this case is the encapsulation of the contaminated soil, so that the contamination cannot spread any further. Partially in response to this problem, Cofra B.V. developed the Geolock system.