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Field Notes: The Land Down Under

Field Notes: The Land Down Under Michael Vargo is just back from a long, successful trip to meet with clients in Australia and New Zealand. He shares before and after photos of this public ocean pool at Bronte Beach in the Sydney suburbs. ...

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Chemical grouting stops manhole infiltration

Heavy groundwater infiltration threatened the timeline to complete a new sewer mainline project in Stratford, Ontario. Thousands of dollars in dewatering costs threatened the project's budget. A few hours of work and 10 gallons of Prime Flex 920 solved the problem and helped get the project back on track. Read the case study here from the Sept./Oct. 2016 Canadian Underground Infrastructure ...

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Field Notes: Culvert Repairs After Hurricane Matthew

Record flooding hit North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The state is faced with the worst flooding since Hurricane Floyd in 1999. In some parts of the state, water levels continued to rise in the days following the storm as flood waters receded elsewhere, draining to other parts of the watershed. That’s the case in Lumberton, N.C. All that ...

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Palm Beach seawall repair

Cracks in a seawall at the Port of Palm Beach caused major voids to form behind the wall. The voids would eventually compromise the integrity of the wall. The port is a busy base of operations, so taking the time to replace the seawall or otherwise do an invasive repair was an option port officials hoped to avoid. The port engineer ...

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Leaks sealed in tieback anchor system

When one is excavating a pit 80-feet deep and several acres in area, it is necessary to create a temporary perimeter wall of concrete caissons. A post-tensioned cable tieback anchor system then holds these in place. If water is gushing out of the cable sleeves, however, it becomes impossible to weld the anchor plates to the walers. That is exactly the ...

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Filling voids under giant fiberglass tanks

Paul Wright of Python Corporation needed a solution for a client. The client is a fiberglass company with 28 enormous fiberglass tanks for material storage that had irregularly shaped bottoms. This resulted in voids under the tanks. Wright recommended using structural polyurethane foam to ensure full bearing coverage. He turned to Prime Resins to develop a lifting and void filling foam ...

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Sinkhole repair saves money, disruption

A leaking sewer line and storm water main drain caused a sinkhole in a high traffic area at the busy Port of Palm Beach. A traditional excavation to repair the pipes, fill the voids and replace the asphalt was an expensive and highly disruptive option that port officials hoped to avoid. Seawall Doctors of Boca Raton, Fla., seal the leaks, ...

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Polyurethanes in hot weather

4 Tips for Injecting Polyurethane Grouts in Hot Weather We often get asked about how polyurethane resins will react in cold weather or in the presence of cold water. In that case, both typically slow reaction times. Less common are questions about chemical grouting in hot weather. There are, in fact, some things you should keep in mind when temperatures are soaring ...

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Repairing an historic landmark

The Daytona Beach Bandshell has been a destination for concertgoers for nearly 80 years and is on the U.S. Register of Historic Places. But age can take its toll, especially since the venue is constructed of coquina stone, a sedimentary rock composed of fossilized seashells and coral. The porosity of this stone was one challenge that had to be overcome when ...

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Field Notes: Lifting floors of a single-story home

Our technical services staff is back from on-site training for a customer in Nevada. The project is a ranch-style single-story home that serves as a seniors’ residence. The whole building has settled, as much as 4 inches in some places. The crew used helical piers around the foundation but needed to lift the interior floors to match. It is a big, ...

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