Soil Stabilization Files

Magazine Article: Acrylamide Grout Aces 20-Year Test

Published Year: 2008

  • Grouting has occasionally been thought of as a more temporary solution, a stop-gap. But recent testing of two 20-year old acrylamide grout rehab projects indicate that grout can certainly stand the test of time.

Long-Term Performance of Grouting Around a Flood Control Bulkhead in Shoals, Indiana

Published Year: 2006

  • The long-term performance of the end-product is more important. For this reason, we have re-visited an 18-year-old mine grouting project that took place to prevent the flooding of a gypsum mine in Shoals, Indiana.

White Paper: Two Dimensional Model Study on Infiltration Control at a Lateral Pipe Joint Using Acrylamide Grout

Published Year: 2005

  • In this study, A table top lateral joint model was used to investigate grout movement through soil, when sealing sewer pipe leaks at lateral joints by grouting.

Magazine Article: Joint Efforts - A Progressive Grouting Program in Plant City, Fla.

Published Year: 2004

  • An exemplary grouting program in Plant City in central Florida proves highly-cost effective in reducing inflow and infiltration

News: Working at Ground Zero

Published Year: 2002

  • As the recovery and rebuilding of New York City continues, new problems and challenges continue to present themselves at Ground Zero.

Magazine Article: Overpass Threatens Underground Pipes; Soil Stabilization Eases Concern

Published Year: 1999

  • Construction of a new overpass on I-55-70 in East St. Louis, IL required an innovative solution to a persistent groundwater problem

Ultrafine Cement Grout Seals Fissures in Salt Caverns

Published Year: 1999

  • The WIPP in New Mexico was created as an R&D facility to demonstrate safe, long-term disposal of radioactive wastes. However, before waste could be shipped to the plant, fissures in the underground salt cavern had to be sealed.

Case Study: AV-100 Chemical Grout Solves Leakage Problems in Tailings Dam for Large Copper/Gold Mine in Argentina

Published Year: 1998

  • This is a case study whereby acrylamide solution grout was used to achieve the “target residual permeability value” in the rock formation below a future tailings dam for a large copper/gold mine in Argentina.

Magazine Article: Using Grout to Lock Pollution in Place

Published Year: 1998

  • In Pennsylvania, Rembco used grouting to contain oil leaking under an oil refinery’s sea wall. The concrete wall had been constructed on top of old wharf piling. Over time, tidal action caused erosion, resulting in leakage at the wall’s base.

Case Study: Grouting Saves Effluent Pipeline and Maintains Plant Operations

Published Year: 1996

  • During a routine facility inspection at a major West Coast paper plant in Canada, a small leak appeared near the shoreline where an underground 42-inch fiberglass reinforced plastic pipe carried effluent to diffusers in the ocean.

Magazine Article: Avanti Leads in Industry Development & Education

Published Year: 1994

  • Trenchless Technology - June 1994 - Avanti leads in industry development and education: In 1978 when Avanti International was formed by four rehab contracting companies, David Magill was hired as its first employee and the company's first president.

Case Study: Blocking Artesian Flows

Published Year: 1960

  • This 440- foot earth and rock- fill dam is located in a deep canyon along the Deschutes River in Oregon on a foundation of Pelton basalt, created by a series of lava flows.

Case Study: Bracing Crumbling Dock

Published Year: 1960

  • An eight-year-old loading and mooring dock, 1600 feet long, at Sept Iles was showing distress. It had been constructed by driving sheet piling then placing a heavy rockfill as a base.

Case Study: Consolidating Weakly Cemented Sandstone During Cross-Cut Construction

Published Year: 1960

  • Problem: At Seafield Colliery, three cross-cuts, 16-17 feet wide by 12- feet high, were being driven horizontally through the Millstone Grit series, which contained many weakly cemented and porous sandstones.