Chemically Activated Gel Files

EPA Announces Withdrawal of Proposed Acrylamide Ban

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. AvantiGrout News 2003

  • On December 2, 2002, the EPA announced its withdrawal of a long standing proposal that sought to ban the use of acrylamide sewer grouts under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Using Grout to Lock Pollution in Place

Jeff Griffin Underground Construction Magazine 1998

  • In Pennsylvania, Rembco used grouting to contain oil leaking under an oil refinery’s sea wall. The concrete wall had been constructed on top of old wharf piling. Over time, tidal action caused erosion, resulting in leakage at the wall’s base.

Re-Emergence of Chemical Grout

Public Works 1995

  • Recent studies and over 40 years of experience indicate that America's first trenchless technology is still the best, most effective, long-term defense against infiltration.

Solving Trunk Sewer Installations Across Growth Faults

Brent Pettersson, P.E., Brown & Root Rehabilitation Technology 1996

  • The City of Houston has two unique grouting projects in place that hold promise to support trunk sewer lines installed inside primary-lined tunnels crossing faults.

Lateral Packers and Grout Close in on Infiltration

Phillip Hannan, Rod Lovett, Trent Ralston Water Environment & Technology Magazine 1996

  • Over the past 30 years, tremendous progress has been made in reducing infiltration of groundwater into sewer systems. Now, one of the last sources of leaks is being sealed.

Sickening Sewer Crisis

David Whitman U.S. News and World Report 2000

  • The Martins detected a foul odor in their elegant home in Atlanta's affluent Buckhead neighborhood. The sewer line on their street had become partially blocked with grease, and a peek down their basement steps confirmed the worst.

Chemical Grout Helps Increase Sewer System Capacity

Rick Harris, Sewer Maintenance Supvr., Borough of Downingtown, Pennsylvania Public Works 1999

  • Some sewer districts have learned they can use chemical grout to stop leaks, then sell their excess capacity to other municipalities for more than the cost of rehab.

Trenchless Technology: Avanti Leads in Industry Development & Education

Allen Thomas Trenchless Technology Magazine 1994

  • Trenchless Technology - June 1994 - Avanti leads in industry development and education: In 1978 when Avanti International was formed by four rehab contracting companies, David Magill was hired as its first employee and the company's first president.

Reports on the Longevity and Effectiveness of Chemical Grouting of Sewers

Avanti 2005

  • This brochure is intended to document that chemical grouting is effective and long lasting. The case studies contained herein have been taken from numerous engineering and municipal publications.

Sewage Pouring into Lakes, Streams

Tom Vandenbrook USA Today 2002

  • SSO 700 is an unremarkable spot. Just a pipe, hidden by trees and brush, emptying into Mill Creek near downtown Cincinnati.

Overpass Threatens Underground Pipes; Soil Stabilization Eases Concern

Unknown Trenchless Technology 1999

  • Construction of a new overpass on I-55-70 in East St. Louis, IL required an innovative solution to a persistent groundwater problem

Save Money, Seal Service Laterals with Chemical Grouting

Public Works Magazine 1997

  • The more we learn about our sewer systems, the more we discover how much customer service lines contribute to the expensive problem of groundwater infiltration.

City of Sunrise, Florida: 12" Pipeline Joint Sealing

Avanti 2005

  • Before and after grouting a 12" pipeline in the City of Sunrise, Florida.

Miami-Dade Grouting Program Running Full Steam Ahead

Allen Thomas Trenchless Technology 1993

  • Sixteen hours a day, five days a week, almost two thousand hours a month the Miami-Dade grouting crews are locating and chemically sealing leaking joints in the sewer line collection system.

Examining Close-Fit Liner Annulus

B. Jay Schrock, P.E. Underground Construction Magazine 2001

  • The principle purpose of this article is to characterize the performance of close-fit liners that are being utilized for pipeline renewal (rehabilitation).
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