Protecting concrete usually means shielding it from the elements of nature or from harsh manmade chemicals. But it’s not just concrete that needs such protection. Corrugated metal pipe, steel surfaces, material hoppers, rail cars and masonry all can come in contact with corrosive or abrasive materials or harsh conditions.
The geotechnical needs of DOTs and other agencies responsible for roads and bridges are vast. Issues include: Culvert repair Soil stabilization Void filling Concrete slab lifting Sinkhole remediation Slope control Slough control in tunneling
The city of Olathe, Kansas, has an in-house grouting program for correcting inflow and infiltration issues. The utility’s I&I group has equipped a cargo trailer with all the tools, supplies and grout equipment they need to efficiently address problem manholes. In this month’s issue of I&I Magazine, we discuss how in-house programs can be cost-effective options.
Read the article here.