Laterals Files

Municipalities Use Chemical Grout to Stretch Sewer Rehabilitation Budgets

Public Works 2000

  • Public works professionals maintain their facilities with the funds available rather than the funds needed. That situation is not likely no change, but some professionals have learned to stretch their pipeline rehab budgets further than ever before.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Costs of Chemical Grout (Would You Spend)

David Magill Avanti 2009

  • Are you spending thousands of dollars each year treating clean water? Recent studies and over 50 years of experience indicate that America's first trenchless technology is still the best, most cost-effective, long-term defense against infiltration.

Out of Round

Scottie Dayton Cleaner 2009

  • A custom-built elliptical packer enables a New Jersey borough to keep its street reconstruction program on schedule.

Rembco Undertakes New Project for Hazardous Waste Containment at ORNL

Avanti News + Views 2005

  • "Locking hazardous materials in place is almost always safer and more cost effective than removing them for treatment, and there typically is no ongoing maintenance" -Clay Griffin, President of Rembco Geotechnical Contractors, Inc.

Acrylamide Grout Aces 20-Year Test

Greg Thompson Trenchless Technology 2008

  • Grouting has occasionally been thought of as a more temporary solution, a stop-gap. But recent testing of two 20-year old acrylamide grout rehab projects indicate that grout can certainly stand the test of time.

Lateral Grouting in South Fayette Township

Jerry Brown, Operations Manager Trenchless Technology Magazine 2000

  • South Fayette Township Municipal Authority (SFMA) serves the Township of South Fayette (population 13,500) located in the southwestern portion of Allegheny County, PA

How to Eat an Elephant

Jay Guillot Water Control Quarterly 2002

  • Controlling inflow and infiltration is always an issue with wastewater collection systems. For the purpose of eating an elephant, we will concentrate on infiltration.

How to be Assured of a Quality Grout Project

Public Works Staff Public Works Magazine 1996

  • Chemical grout has been used successfully for more than 30 years to stop leaks in sewer systems. However, not all installations have been equally successful.
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