What is Chemical Grouting?
Chemical grouting for soil stabilization is a form of permeation grouting where chemical grout fluid into base soils produces stone-like masses that are capable of carrying loads of the structures above. Chemical grouting has many advantages over other grouting methods, such as cement-based ones. Cementitious grouts are heavy, porous, dry unevenly, crack easier, wear faster, and have minimal flex.
Chemical grouting helps to:
- Improves soil strength
- Bolters soil rigidity
- Reduces soil vibration
- Controls water flow
- Limits ground movement
Our chemical grouting process utilizes high-density structural polyurethane, which is injected into base soils through 3/4” metal rods. The polyurethane quickly travels throughout the aggregate and enlarges, which acts to:
- Bind soil media together
- Fill gaps
- Reduce permeability
- Stop soil compression
- Increase soil strength
- Mitigate inflow, infiltration, and leakage of water
Strengthen loose soil strata with chemical grouting from EagleLIFT, a leading full-service ground-engineering solutions firm. Our chemical grouting process can stabilize base soils successfully, quickly, and at an affordable price with little to zero interference with day-to-day activities at the impacted structure or job site.
Our chemical grouting is fast-acting, nondestructive, and environmentally safe. The polymer is neither chemically nor biologically reactive and will not decompose. Additional characteristics include:
- Expands up to 25 times its initial volume
- Unaffected by standing water
- Increases a soil’s weight-bearing capability
- Displaces trapped water
- Not compromised by wet conditions during or after installation
- Seals leaks and misaligned joints
- Not impacted by contamination, microbial corrosion, and or high acid levels
As a commercial chemical grouting contractor, our highly trained technicians can easily inject chemical grout into spaces with limited access or where no structural connection to the foundation being underpinned is required. After injection, the soil will become more stable in a few minutes. The polyurethane material will cure into a strong, durable, and long-lasting replacement base material. This process allows for minimal to zero work area shutdowns, no soil excavation, and crews can work during off-peak, nighttime, or when employees are not on the floor.
Our chemical grouting process is ideal for a wide range of applications. Examples include:
- Future construction
- Commercial foundations
- Municipal infrastructure
- Industrial or manufacturing facilities
- Railways and Roadways
- Dams and levees
- Ports and Airports
- Multi-family dwellings
Chemical Grouting Services Throughout California and Nevada
With more than 25 years of experience using polyurethane for concrete foundation lifting, soil stabilization, and structure rehabilitation, EagleLIFT is the top injection process provider throughout all of California and Nevada. We have obtained a Class A license and can provide a range of soil stabilization, foundation, and trenchless sewer repair engineering solutions to clients of all sizes. All projects our teams take on are expertly designed, and the soils they address and thoroughly studied. Ensure your soil is stable with support from EagleLIFT. For more information, give us a call.