EagleLIFT Inc, announces its Proprietary “EL” Polymers in Collaboration with NCFI Polyurethanes

Ontario, CA – EagleLIFT Inc., a foundation repair and soil rehabilitation contractor based in Ontario, CA, announced the release of its proprietary “EL” polymers that it says will change the industry.

With over 20 years of operational and design expertise, EagleLIFT has helped innovate the use of two-part chemical grout as a soil compaction and foundation lifting solution.  EagleLIFT’s proprietary injection designs have evolved the industry by providing new techniques for achieving soil bearing capacity improvements.

“We have seen and used multitudes of different polyurethane formulations throughout our 20-year history,” states Don Moody, founder and President of EagleLIFT. “Working with NCFI, we have taken our tried-and-true application experience and designed polymer products which meet specialized application specifications.”

EagleLIFT’s EL polymers are designed to meet specific application needs, from soil stabilization and densification to advanced hydro-insensitivity to liquefaction mitigation. The polymers are at their core a two-part, closed-celled structural polyurethane. The polyurethane expands up to 25 times its initial volume through an exothermic reaction that happens when its plural components combine and release carbon dioxide. The polymer initially mixes with the soil layer, creating a matrix of soil and polymer that is highly dense with increased load-bearing capacity.  With different formula variations, mixing techniques, and injection designs, the polymers can achieve a broad range of applications.

“The fact is, each project and application is different, and while some polymers are more for utility, some polymers are designed to achieve specific needs, such as road lifting, seawall stabilization, or foundation lifting,” states Derek Berthelot, Vice President of Business Development. “Our polymer formulations were designed and tested around our application knowledge and experience, ensuring we have customized industry leading products that more effectively achieve our customers’ goals.”

About EagleLIFT, Inc.

EagleLIFT is a foundation repair and soil rehabilitation company based in Ontario, CA.  It specializes in foundation piering and polyurethane injection applications for seawall repair, foundation repair, soil compaction, subsurface barrier walls, and roadway and pavement lifting. EagleLIFT is a Class “A” General Engineering Contractor and holds SB, SBE and DVBE certifications and services Arizona, California and Nevada.

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Southern California Drainage Channel Repair

EagleLIFT Provides Drainage Channel Repair at Riverside College from Water Intrusion

Drainage Channel Repair included Lifting and Leveling of structure and joint sealing against water intrusion

In the southwestern United States, Drainage channels are an important infrastructure tool for ensuring heavy rain events do not cause flash floods and subsequent property damage.  Maintaining these systems is essential to make sure that communities are protected and public works systems, such as roadways, are not interrupted due to washout or pooling water. Riverside City College, located in Riverside, CA, was experiencing problems with a portion of its drainage channel and contacted EagleLIFT to perform the drainage channel repair.

Riverside Drainage Channel Repair

Riverside City College (RCC) had approximately 450 linear feet of its drainage channel that had become undermined by water that was traveling underneath the concrete panels.  The water began to washout the base support soils of the channel, causing voids and settlement along the channel’s bottom and sidewalls.  The College was seeking a cost-effective solution to extend the life of the drainage structure and to avoid the cost of rip and replace.

EagleLIFT recommended and was contracted to perform the URETEK Method to stabilize the panels, fill the voids, and seal the joints to restore the water flow over the channel.  The URETEK Method is a process whereby an industrial grade, high-density polyurethane is injected through 5/8” holes directly into the weak soil zones to stabilize, compact and densify the area.  Once injected, the polymer initially moves throughout the injection point in liquid form, aggressively seeking voids and the path of least resistance, and then it begins to expand throughout the soil media and densify the soil.

Southern California Drainage Channel Repair
EagleLIFT utilized a 4ft injection pattern along the bottom of the drainage structure and half way up the sidewalls.  The pattern design was intended to provide consistent void fill and to adjoin the material to provide effective undersealing of the concrete panels.  Since the URETEK polymers are hydrophobic, the material would push out any sitting water and protect the panels against future water intrusion.

EagleLIFT worked as subcontractor under Three Peaks Construction, who was contracted to install an epoxy overlay over certain areas of the channel after the voids were filled. EagleLIFT coordinated all activities with Three Peaks Construction and RCC maintenance staff to ensure work did not interfere with College operations.

Results

All voids under the areas of concern were filled with material usage coming in at 25% under budget.  RCC was able to use the cost savings for additional repair projects that they did not anticipate having the funding to complete.  The project was also completed without any interruption to RCC’s operations.