Welcome to the Avanti Blog: Grou•tol•o•gy

The Avanti Blog: Grou•tol•o•gy is where you can read stories and comments from a unique community of engineers, industry insiders, specialty contractors, municipalities, partners, and marketeers. Here you can share your thoughts, voice your opinion, give testimonials, and encourage others in their grouting endeavors. Your voice matters, and we want to hear from you.


Oct01

New Scientific Proof - Injected in Soil, AV-100 Chemical Grout Will Not Shrink

Don Rigby - October 01, 2018 - Views 106

New Scientific Proof - Injected in Soil, AV-100 Chemical Grout Will Not Shrink

Injection Grouting has evolved responsibly over the years, yet some beliefs are slow to change.  For those who believe that grout expands and contracts with wet/dry climate cycles, Avanti commissioned an independent lab to perform field testing and analysis that proves otherwise. 

Jul19

Avanti Supply Chain Partner Builds Quick Momentum with Urethane Injection Grouts

Don Rigby - August 01, 2017 - Views 694

Avanti Supply Chain Partner Builds Quick Momentum with Urethane Injection Grouts

It all started November 23, 2016 - a breakfast meeting was planned at a local diner. Russ Peterson (ASDCO Branch Manager), Dan Wells (ASDCO Business Development and Jacob Swanson (Avanti Regional Manager) met for the first time.

Russ was crystal clear - "Here's who we are and how we're different:"

  • We make Customer Service our #1 priority.
  • We know our customers, our products, and pride ourselves on having inventory in-house.
  • We stock what our customers need in five geographically optimized warehouses in MN, WI and ND.
  • We are NOT a commodity shop; We solve problems and provide solutions.
Jun26

Eliminating Infiltration in the Collection Systems Begins with Knowing How

Avanti Staff - June 26, 2017 - Views 681

Eliminating Infiltration in the Collection Systems Begins with Knowing How

CIPP Lining is brilliant technology designed to solve structural issues and optimized for mainline sewer pipe. Injection grouting is designed specifically to stop infiltration at all four points of entry—mainline, manholes, service laterals and connections. Starting today, engineers, municipalities, and specialty contractors can learn the Fundamentals of Municipal Grouting online, on their time and at no cost.

Jun13

Win/Win—Stop the Leaks, Start a Career

Avanti Staff - June 13, 2017 - Views 602

Win/Win—Stop the Leaks, Start a Career

Avanti's field service was contacted to stop water leaking into a storm water system in Colorado and provide how-to training. The storm water system was less than three years old, but had multiple barrel joint leaks as well as leakage at the pipe penetrations into a vault. Every project is different – there is no ‘one grout fits all’ solution. So after careful consideration, AV-248-LV Flexseal LV, a low viscosity, flexible hydrophobic polyurethane grout was injected to seal the barrel joints.

May17

Colorado School of Mines Short Course - Field Day Success!

Britt Babcock - May 17, 2017 - Views 658

Colorado School of Mines Short Course - Field Day Success!

During the first week of May 2017, both Avanti and our strategic partner Hess Pumice participated in the Underground Grouting and Ground Improvement Course at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. During the field day demonstrations, we had the opportunity to inject US Grout’s Ultrafine VX into two grout columns and Nittetsu’s Superfine injected into one of the columns. 

Apr26

Out of Sight, Out of Mind No More

Chris Hamilton - April 26, 2017 - Views 705

Out of Sight, Out of Mind No More

I recently conducted a field training with the City of Daytona Beach. We were scheduled to stop active infiltration in a few storm boxes and a lift station. Early in the morning, we were near the lift station we were going to train at and I noticed a sanitary manhole in the middle of the street that had noticeable depressions in the asphalt on one side. I made the comment - only as an observation - that groundwater infiltration and loss of fines was likely the cause for the depression in the street.

Mar31

Grouting Experts Praise Grout School Experience

Jessica Williams - March 31, 2017 - Views 766

Grouting Experts Praise Grout School Experience

Last week (3/22/17), Avanti hosted the semi-annual Industrial and Geotechnical Injection Grout School at our office in Houston, TX. This two-day event has hands on demonstrations and classroom sessions, and brought in attendees from across the nation – owners, project managers, engineers, and inspectors. It was a great two days in Houston – weather cooperated, attendees were engaged and interactive, and guest speakers contributed their knowledge to everyo

Nov15

Sweating Your Assets

Don Rigby - November 15, 2016 - Views 911

Sweating Your Assets

You’re a Collection System Manager for a municipality or sewer district and worry every day.  You expect your system to operate at peak performance, but you know otherwise and the evidence after a rain event is telling.  You can measure extraneous flow to the WWTP. 

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