Posts in the ‘Polyurethanes’ Category

Fixing a leaking spillway

A dam spillway should only be wet on occasion, but that was not the case in Lake Quivira, Kansas. The spillway of the dam on the manmade lake had standing water at the bottom at all times. Water from the lake seeped through the lakeside wall and up through the spillway floor. Replacing the spillway was not the preferred solution ...

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Highway stabilization with polyurethane

Highway stabilization with polyurethane resin offers a longterm solution to roadway settlement issues while allowing traffic to remain open during repairs. Single-component, low viscosity resins are effective for permeation grouting and void filling, including underneath asphalt. Where slab lift or stabilization is needed, such as bridge approaches, two-component lifting foams can effect compaction grouting and slab lift/stabilization. This can be ...

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Wood bulkhead repair with polyurethane foam

Wood bulkhead repair with Prime Flex 920 polyurethane foam Concrete, wood, sheet pile, stone. Seawalls and bulkheads can be made of many things. One thing they all have in common: eventually they need repair. If the issue is eroding soil due to failed joints or gaps below the structure, injecting a structural polyurethane foam may be the perfect no-dig solution. Prime ...

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Damaged Seawall or Bulkhead?

If storms left you with a damaged seawall or bulkhead, we have a solution. This year's storm season has taken a major toll on seawalls and bulkheads across the U.S. and Caribbean. Storm surge and flooding can cause erosion not previously experienced under and behind these otherwise sound structures. In some cases, replacement may be the only option if there is ...

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Stopping leaks to prevent erosion

Leaking stormwater or sewer pipes are often the root cause of sinkholes and less extreme depressions in surfaces. When the surface is an airport runway, stopping erosion that could lead to dips in the concrete is particularly critical. Miles of storm sewer pipes under a Midwest airport with very high groundwater were leaking, causing exfiltration, erosion and voids. A mudjacker was ...

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Filling voids behind sheet pile

Sheet pile is commonly used for seawalls, bulkheads and sometimes even retaining walls. In this case, the main bridge to the cruise passenger terminal at the port in Jacksonville, Fla., has a sheet pile retaining wall at its base. The ocean has taken a toll over time: The sheet pile is corroded. Gaps in the wall caused significant erosion, which, left ...

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What is value?

The value of a product goes far beyond its price. Obviously, price is a factor, but so is performance. The combination of price and performance is a major component of a product or service’s value. But what about expertise, lead referral and customer support? We at Prime Resins believe that all those elements are critical in establishing the superior value ...

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Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic

Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic: Which to Use and Why Chemical grouts are a cost-effective solution for many leak sealing, void filling and soil stabilization projects. Choosing the right material and installing it correctly are critical to the long-term success. Chemical grouts fall into two classes: hydrophilic grouts that have an affinity for water and seek it out and hydrophobic grouts that repel water and ...

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Brazil bottler gets a lift

Downtime in manufacturing and distribution costs big money. Any facility repair or maintenance that can be done without interrupting normal operations is ideal. Using polyurethane foam for filling voids and lifting concrete floors in industrial settings can be a huge money saver for facility owners. Examples include warehouses, manufacturing plants, and distribution centers, Technicians can typically do this work without ...

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Washington seawall video overview

Here is video from the big seawall job in Washington state that we've mentioned lately. The job is done now with massive voids behind the wall filled with Prime Flex 920 rigid hydrophobic polyurethane foam. Call us to discuss your seawall project and how our products can save time, money and major disruption. If you are the property owner, we ...

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