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.


Jun16

Everything is Better in Texas: 37th Annual Grouting Short Course

Britt Babcock - June 16, 2016 - Views 1205

Avanti and strategic partner US Grout participated in field day at the 37th Annual Short Course Grouting Fundamentals and Current Practice and the University of Texas at Austin. Avanti and US Grout provided education to the school attendees on cementitious and chemical grouts by showcasing permeation grouting using Ultrafine Super cementitious grout and AV-160 Supergel acrylate grout.

Apr29

Dealer Profile: Georgia Underground Superstore

Don Rigby - April 29, 2016 - Views 1236

On April 28, Chris Hamilton and Don Rigby paid Georgia Underground a visit. Purpose? Part service, part exploratory, part wonderment.

In Q1 2016, Georgia Underground racked up a 256% increase in business. Darn right we were curious, but not surprised with the answer. According to Brenda Armbrust, "Projects - more injection grouting projects and our customers know two things: Controlling groundwater means Avanti, and Georgia Underground keeps it in stock.

Apr30

Colorado School of Mines – A Reputation for Education

Jessica Williams - April 30, 2015 - Views 4959

Colorado School of Mines – A Reputation for Education

Throughout the year, the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) hosts many different short courses and conferences taught by experienced industry professionals who aim to educate owners, engineers, and contractors in specialty areas. These short courses provide concentrated instruction in areas such as Ground Improvement in Underground Construction and Mining and Grouting Fundamentals. These courses are intensive and provide comprehensive knowledge of the latest and greatest R&D. That’s why we choose to align with the CSM every year – because we believe that education is the way forward – and CSM has a reputation for impeccable education.

Jan20

Sewer Leak Identification: Electro Scan Compliments CCTV for Inspection

Don Rigby - January 20, 2015 - Views 2984

Sewer Leak Identification:  Electro Scan Compliments CCTV for Inspection

Public enemy #1 for managers of sanitary sewer collection systems is infiltration. Groundwater and soil fines enter into mainlines, manholes, laterals, and lateral connections through joints and defects. According to the EPA, nearly half the water entering treatment plant operations is clean groundwater - a direct result from lack of maintenance. CCTV has long been the most reliable technology for inspecting non-man entry underground assets, but experts agree, visual proof is not 100% conclusive. Enter: Electro Scan.

Dec10

Investing in Empowerment for the Injection Grouting Community

Chris Hamilton - December 11, 2014 - Views 2459

Many aspects distinguish Avanti as an industry Leader. One is our commitment to be a resource to the customer through teaching and training. Educational events can be lunch and learns, seminars, webinars, grout schools, and informal group discussions—all aimed at developing a better understanding of injection grouts and their target applications. Often, we support customers through site training and technical consult.

Nov17

Hablamos Espanol

Jessica Williams - November 17, 2014 - Views 2583

Video translation: It is very important to understand that the majority of our grouts are designed specifically to eliminate leaks, but at the same time, it's important to note that we have grouts for soil stabilization and slab lifting as well.

Sep09

Chemical Grouting is for Life-Long Learners

Chris Hamilton - September 11, 2014 - Views 2373

Since becoming part of the Avanti family, I have met with dozens of grouting contractors and municipal crews with years of experience rehabbing underground structures. Most feel confident in their quality of work, and with balancing efficiency, effectiveness, and safety. As someone who served as an infrastructure restoration contractor for a decade, I know from personal experience how difficult it is to make procedure adjustments, modify processes, and implement subtle improvements.

Sep02

CIPP Lining and Protective Coatings Need Infiltration-Free Environments

Don Rigby - September 04, 2014 - Views 2461

The original trenchless technology, chemical grout, is also complimentary to all other technologies. What do we mean be that? CIPP lining and protective coating are important technologies to sustaining our underground infrastructure. To realize maximum value of these structural repairs, active leaks must be stopped first. View this 3-minute, Cole Publishing interview with Don Rigby on how chemical grout stops leaks and provides an infiltration-free environment in manholes, mainlines, and laterals so structural repairs can realize their full life-expectancy.

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