Chemical grouts and cementitious grouts are used below grade for soil enhancement, for repairs such as building, bulkheads, and open cuts pits/tanks. Soils can be modified to increase compaction, tensile, and shear strength. The injection of grouts to stabilize soil formations is very useful in projects around waterways, where forming and pouring concrete is not possible. Grouts vary in performance from rigid, gel, or elastomeric to allow for adhesion and cohesion capabilities. Traditional applications are common in open cuts for tanks, collection pits, buildings, and bulkheads.
One use of chemical grouting is to safeguard against leaks from contamination. This is especially the case when your project is near a landfill. To avoid the spread of contaminants, we inject flexible or rigid grouts to serve as barriers, whether from the top, bottom, or sides. This measure also stops the spread of contamination in the future.
Call us into your project when you find a structure doesn’t sit atop a firm base of soil. Perhaps it has settled, or you don’t feel secure about what might happen in the future. For this problem, we pump in cementitious grouting to fill in those voids. This is a solution that offers soil stabilization with lasting benefits.
Soil nails are steel rods or cable grouted in boreholes, anchoring potential slide masses. Short soil nails also help to anchor shotcrete or reinforce gunite walls. These measures apply to below-grade structural repair in or around buildings, bulkheads, pits, or tanks.
Grouts can increase compaction, tensile, and shear strength. Injection of rigid, gel, or elastomeric grouts with adhesive and cohesive properties can allow excavation after soil stabilization.