Clay /klā/

noun 1. A stiff, sticky fine-grained earth, bluish-green in color and often forming an impermeable layer in the soil. It can be molded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, roofing tile and ceramics 2. Sediment with particles smaller than silt, typically less than 0.00016 inch

Pond Liner

BoDean Company’s micro-fine clay material is suited well as a natural locally produced pond liner for vineyards, evaporative ponds, and for waste water treatment lagoons and can qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) credits. Meets coefficient permeability of 1 x 10-7 cm/sec.


Commonly Used for:

  • Evaporative Ponds
  • Vineyards
  • Water Retention Systems
  • Treatment Lagoons

Rammed Earth Material

Rammed Earth Material

A rammed earth house is constructed using a mixture of clay, earth, rock, sand, silt and sometimes cement. A mixture of these ingredients is placed between framed forms and then rammed using a mechanical rammer. After compaction, the framework is removed leaving a uniquely beautiful rammed earthen wall. One of the benefits of this type of construction is the excellent thermal mass that is created leading to stabilized heating and cooling.


Commonly Used for:

  • Home Building
  • Decorative Walls
  • Architectual Design
  • Hardscape Landscaping

Clay Tennis Court, Golf and Turf Field Material

Clay Tennis Court

Our Mark West Quarry materials are suited well for the construction of golf courses, skin surfaces for baseball infields and where ASTM 2007 specifications are desired. Clay tennis courts are also becoming more and more popular especially here in Northern California and are made primarily of crushed rock and clay. These materials consist of Modified Base, Leveling Course Material and MWQ Clay.


Commonly Used for:

  • Tennis Courts
  • Golf Courses
  • Baseball Infields

Soil Amendment & Composting

Soil Amendment

MWQ Clay may be mixed with compost and sandy loam to give it structural cohesion and mineral value.



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