Ready Spill Berms – Spill Containment Berm


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Ready Berm™ Our Number One Spill Berm

The Spill Berm that is built to last and provide the ultimate in secondary spill containment. For applications as small as a few gallons to tens of thousands of gallons. The Ready Berm is ideal for the secondary containment of fuels and most chemicals. Our *7 Year Factory Warranty and factory-trained service personal help keep your spill containment berm leak-free for years to come. Give us a call as our customer service is second to none.

Ready Spill Berms™ are rapidly deploying portable spill berms, that have No Loose Parts, so assembly is not required. This berm features a sturdy built-in “A” Frame wall design that is easy to set up or fold out-of-the-way to allow for easy exit and entry into the berm.  Additionally, our Ready Berms wall design will enable the walls to be folded inward or out to allow for both easy exit and entry as well as cleaning the spill containment berm. The sturdy lightweight “A” Frame aircraft aluminum frame creates both a lightweight portable containment solution that is extremely heavy-duty. To achieve optimal performance our support systems are placed no more than 18″ on center and encased in a reinforced sleeve to provide rock-solid spill containment. For use with fuel trucks, chemical tankers, IBC totes, 55-gallon drums, and more.

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EPA secondary containment regulations? Made Easy.

At Ready Containment, we know how confusing this be. Below we broke it down for you into the five main areas to consider under the EPA’s hazardous waste storage regulation 40 CFR 264.175, “The Secondary Containment Regulations.”

  1. A secondary containment system must be liquid tight and free of cracks or gaps.

So, periodic inspection is required. Regularly (put it on your reminders) carefully inspect your containment system to ensure there is no damage. Note any damage could prevent the containment system from preforming the intended purpose: which is to provide secondary containment for the contain liquids in the case the primary storage fails. Additionally, be sure that the containment system is chemically compatible with whatever liquids could come into contact with the containment. Your containment system won’t be effective if the liquids it’s supposed to hold is incompatible

  1. The Primary container can’t sit in their waste, so the secondary containment unit must be designed with a sump.

You can raise your containers on grates, decking or wood pallets (Remember anything in the secondary containment spill berm or pallet must be compatible and not cause a hazardous reaction). Furthermore, a drain can be installed in your spill berm, allowing for easy pumping or draining of the liquids out of the containment. The drain is especially helpful in outdoor applications to remove rainwater from the sump area. Remember, the sump capacity is the amount of liquid that can be contained in the secondary containment. Note spill berm capacities indicated by Ready Containment, LLC website are on a level surface, so please allow for any slope.

  1. The secondary containment berm “must have sufficient capacity to contain at least 110% of the volume of the largest container or10% of the total volume of the primary containers, whichever is greater.”

I.E., You are storing two 55-gallon drums. So, you have a total volume of 110 gallons.

10% of the total of all the containers (two 55-gallon drums) is 11 gallons. (10% of 110 gallons)

110% of the largest container stored is 60.5 gallons.

60.5 gallons is greater than 11 gallons, so you would need to have secondary containment for 60.5 gallons. Additionally, allow for any slope the secondary containment is sitting on.

Above are just the federal containment regulations. All States and municipalities have to follow these regulations, but many local authorities have stricter regulations. Always check with your state and local municipality on their secondary containment regulations. We recommend working with a qualified environment engineer

  1. Rainwater must be prevented from collecting in the secondary containment system unless the system has enough capacity to contain any run-on in addition to the volume capacity requirements.

Yes, you also have to worry about rainwater! When your containment unit is outdoors, any rainwater, snowmelt, or other liquid that enters the sump of the secondary containment unit will take up capacity in the containment system. In the event of a spill, the additional fluid could cause an overflow of the containment.

Regulators are serious about this one. A simple solution is to put your containment system under shelter or a self-contained cover. Of course, with some larger systems, this may be impossible! If that’s your situation, consider the worst storm your area has had in the last 100 years (NOAA has data on this if your memory isn’t quite that good) and calculate that into your capacity requirements.

  1. Any spills or rainwater that has spilled or leaked into the secondary containment area must be removed in as timely a manner as is necessary to prevent overflow.

So, remember — inspect it and clean it up if needed. Any liquids in the sump reduce the sump capacity. You already know that is a big problem if you have a spill. The displaced volume could cause your system from overflowing in the event of a release from the primary container. Remember to routinely inspect your sump and containment system for cracks, leaks, and unwanted liquids. Any liquids will need to be cleaned up ASAP.

If you have questions on what spill berm is right for you call one of Ready Containments spill berm experts.


  • Ready Berms are fast to deploy and break down
  • Factory *7 Year Warranty.
  • Vehicles and equipment can drive in and out by folding the berm wall down, allowing for easy exit and entry. If you need something that the wall rise and lower automatically check out our Ready Drive Through Spill Berm
  • No Loose Parts, therefore, No Assembly required or lost parts.
  • Heavy-duty 6061 T6 Aircraft Aluminum supports the ultimate in lightweight spill containment.
  • A Ready Berm provides quick and easy spill containment for fuel trucks, drums, IBCs containers, vehicles, frac-tanks, and other large containers.
  • Help to meet EPA Container Storage Regulation 40 CFR 264.175 and SPCC requirements.
  • Custom berm sizes available.
  • Ready Berms are available in 6″, 12″, 18″, 24″ & 36″ Wall Heights

Size Chart

Spill Berm SizeMaximum Capacity on a level surface (Gallons)Weight
5' x 5' x 8"12337
8' x 8' x 8"31656
10' x 10' x 8"49472
10' x 20' x 8"987114
12' x 12' x 8"71193
12' x 20' x 8"1,185129
12' x 24' x 8"1,422148
12' x 30' x 8"1,777175
12' x 36' x 8"2,132204
12' x 40' x 8"2,369222
12' x 45' x 8"2,666247
12' x 50' x 8"2,962269
14' x 54' x 8"3,732315
15' x 40' x 8"2,962253
15' x 50' x 8"3,703306
5' x 5' x 12"18740
8' x 8' x 12"47863
10' x 10' x 12"74880
10' x 20' x 12"1,496125
12' x 12' x 12"1,07798
12' x 20' x 12"1,795136
12' x 24' x 12"2,154156
12' x 30' x 12"2,692185
12' x 36' x 12"3,231214
12' x 40' x 12"3,590233
12' x 45' x 12"4,039257
12' x 50' x 12"4,488281
14' x 54' x 12"5,655327
15' x 40' x 12"4,488269
15' x 50' x 12"5,610323
5' x 5' x 18"28072
8' x 8' x 18"718107
10' x 10' x 18"1,112126
10' x 20' x 18"2,244189
12' x 12' x 18"1,615156
12' x 20' x 18"2,692208
12' x 24' x 18"3,231235
12' x 30' x 18"4,039276
12' x 36' x 18"4,847316
12' x 40' x 18"5,385341
12' x 45' x 18"6,059375
12' x 50' x 18"6,732408
14' x 54' x 18"8,482467
15' x 40' x 18"6,732379
15' x 50' x 18"8,415453
5' x 5' x24"374133
8' x 8' x 24"956190
10' x 10' x 24"1,496226
10' x 20' x 24"2,992333
12' x 12' x 24"2,154282
12' x 20' x 24"3,590366
12' x 24' x 24"4,308411
12' x 30' x 24"5,384478
12' x 36' x 24"6,462542
12' x 40' x 24"7,180581
12' x 45' x 24"8,078642
12' x 50' x 24"8,976693
14' x 54' x 24"11,310774
15' x 40' x 24"8,976630
15' x 50' x 24"11,220749