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
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 Soakum Oakum Kit is composed of Soakum OakumTM (a dry oakum) soaked in a hydrophilic polymer solution. When wet and either packed or worked into a joint or crack, the resin will foam to form a flexible and tight joint to stop groundwater infiltration. It reacts with water and becomes a watertight rubber-like composite. The oakum cord gives strength and density to the composite and makes the application of the resin easier, especially when gushers are present.
• Stormwater structures
• One 10 foot strip of Soakum OakumTM
• 48 ounces of resin
• 2 Insertion sticks
• 8 Pair of vinyl gloves