AV-100 Chemical Grout Files

Case Study: Repairs to Leaking Earthen Dam

Published Year: 1960

  • Indian Kill Reservoir is a man- made lake (capacity 200 million gallons.) serving a portion of Sterling Forest, a community developed for scientific research, education, and suburban living.

Case Study: Sealing Leaks in a Dry Dock

Published Year: 1960

  • Fitzroy Dry Dock, the oldest in Australia, was constructed in the days of sailing ships. Time and water pressure had eroded some of the jointing material, and sea water was entering the dock in a number of places.

Case Study: Sealing Sandstone to Permit Shaft Sinking

Published Year: 1960

  • In one of the deepest drilling operations in British coal mining history, plans called for the sinking of two 3,000-foot shafts, one to be used as a main coal-hoist shaft with skips, the other to house a conventional cage hoist.

Case Study: Shutting Off Water During Tunneling

Published Year: 1960

  • A six- foot diameter tunnel, 139 feet long, had to be driven through a cinder-slag fill with voids estimates as high as 70 percent. The tunnel dropped 25 feet over its length and terminated in a cofferdam about 23 feet below river level.

Case Study: Stabilizing Running Sand During Pipe-Jacking

Published Year: 1960

  • Problem: A city water supply pipeline, 126 cm. in diameter, has to be placed under the Keiyo Highway in close proximity to an irrigation channel. The water supply pipe had to be placed without disturbing highway traffic.

Case Study: Stabilizing Soil for Construction Tunnels

Published Year: 1960

  • In this project, two 12- foot diameter by 270- foot long tunnels were to be driven beneath thirteen sets of live railroad tracks on the property of the New York Central, New York, Susquehanna, and Western Railroads.

Case Study: Stopping Water Infiltration in Sewer System

Published Year: 1960

  • Problem: Pipe and joint deterioration in the city’s 50- year-old sewer system had led to heavy infiltration. Estimated flow often exceeded 6 million gallons per day.

Case Study: Sealing Leaks in Coal Mine Slope

Published Year: 1960

  • During the winter months, small drips from the roof froze into large ice masses, obstructing the passage of men and equipment, and becoming a safety hazard.