Chemical grouting is injecting soil with a couple of different grouting agents that combine with the soil and make it very hard (like concrete). It has multiple applications, some of which you may find quite useful at some point. Here are three uses for chemical grouting that provide a clear view of what this process can do.
Stabilize Soil in Mines
Mines are very dangerous places to work. Tunneling through rock and soil results in more cave-ins and deaths every year that can be be prevented with the use of chemical grouting. The grouting makes the soil in the mines rock hard so that it will not collapse and prevent cave-ins. Miners can continue tunneling through the rock, but the soil stays in place. If the miners encounter softer soils or underground water, the grouting process addresses those issues as they come up and makes those issues less of a threat to the miners.
Underpinning Foundations of Exceptionally Large Buildings
Ever wonder why skyscrapers do not immediately sink and fall into the ground from the sheer weight of their height and size? Part of it has to do with their steel construction, but the other part has everything to do with underpinning the foundations using chemical grouting. By grouting up several feet of soil underneath the foundation of the building and under every wall of the foundation, the building cannot sink into the ground or topple over if one side sinks into the ground and the others just sway. The underpinning of the foundation of a building like this is completed before the third or successive story is built so the rest of the levels of the building are on very solid ground.
Close off Groundwater So That It Will Be Protected
Groundwater is precious. It is the primary source for clean drinking water for humans, and it has to be protected and kept from contamination. If a well of underground water is discovered, there might be a chance that nearby industrial processes or oil rigs could contaminate the water. Chemical grouting will create a tunnel around the groundwater area where the water flows so that contaminants cannot seep through. It creates the perfect barrier for the water by creating a sort of tunnel for the water to safely pass through, and nothing above, below, or around it can get to the water and get into it.
If you have more questions, contact a professional such as A-PAC Pressure Grouting Inc.Share