Hydrophilic Foams Files

We Kept the Airplanes Flying with Chemical Grout!

Jackie Spurling, P.E., Vice President, Stanley Engineering Company, Houston, TX Avanti International 2000

  • In 1997, serious leaks developed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in a long utility tunnel connecting a passenger terminal with the central plant.

Chemical Grout Stops Leaks in Concrete Dams

Avanti 2009

  • Chemical grout has been stopping leaks in concrete structures for over 25 years. In concrete dams, chemical grout forms a permanent, flexible, compression-type seal that stops water movement.

Case Study: Leaks Stopped in Airport Tunnel

James Applegath Water Control Quarterly 1998

  • At George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston, TX), the physical plant is connected to the passenger terminals by a tunnel. Cracks had developed in the ceiling of the tunnel, and by summer 1997, water was pouring into the tunnel and onto the pipes.
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