Geotechnical Grouting is an in-situ ground improvement method comprised of a variety of techniques used to improve the engineering properties of soil and rock by injecting cementitious or chemical mixtures under pressure via injection ports.
Grouting improves the bearing capacity of soils and decreases the permeability of soils and rock formations by filling pores and cavities.
Geotechnical grouting is a specialized construction process used to improve the ground's physical properties. There are several types of geotechnical grouting, each serving different purposes:
Compaction Grouting: Injecting a thick grout mixture into the soil at high pressures. The grout displaces and compacts the surrounding soil, improving its density and load-bearing capacity. It's commonly used to stabilize loose soils and fill voids.
Permeation Grouting: Injecting grout into porous ground to fill the spaces between soil particles. The grout solidifies, binding the particles together and increasing the ground's strength and stiffness. It's useful for controlling groundwater flow and improving soil stability.
Chemical Grouting: Injecting chemical solutions that react with the soil and solidify. This method is often used for sealing fine sands and other porous soils to prevent water infiltration. It's also used in tunnelling and sewer rehabilitation.
Grouting helps address this problem by improving the soil's properties and providing additional support to the existing foundations
Filling of Sinkholes
Useful to stabilize the soil around the sinkhole to prevent expansion. Can also fill the void or cavity that caused the sinkhole and prevent further collapse.
Increase Slope Stability
Grouting can bind loose soil particles together, increasing the overall strength and stability. Filling the pores and voids in the soil reduces permeability, which helps control water movement within the slope.
Grouting is particularly effective in controlling groundwater flow, a challenge that might not be as directly addressed by traditional stabilization methods
Grouting is less invasive compared to other ground improvement techniques. It requires minimal excavation and surface disruption
No Engineered Pad
Compared to other deep foundation systems, the equipment needed for grouting is lighter and takes up a smaller footprint and does not require an engineered pad.
Tight Access Installation
Grouting requires smaller machinery compared to traditional methods like piling or earth anchors. This can be a significant advantage in urban or hard-to-reach areas.
By filling pores and cracks in the soil, grouting can effectively control groundwater flow. This is important in projects like tunnels, basements, and other underground structures where water ingress can be a major problem.
Speed and Efficiency
Grouting can often be completed more quickly than installing deep foundations or performing extensive excavation and replacement. This efficiency leads to reduced project timelines and lower labor costs.
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Stabilising settlement cause by voids