Mainline Sewers Files

Acrylamide Chemical Grout (AV-100) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Avanti Rev. 2016

  • The purpose of this document is to answer questions and provide factual information about acrylamide chemical grout: AV-100.

Secure Connections

Scottie Dayton Municipal Sewer & Water 2011

  • The City of Salem goes big with in-house grouting as part of a complete program of sewer inspection, maintenance and rehab for I&I control.

Chemical Grouting: Stopping Groundwater Infiltration at the Service Connections

Dick Schantz, P.E. Trenchless Technology 2010

  • Chemical grouting of sewer mains to control groundwater infiltration and exfiltration at joints and connections has become a mainstay of many sewer system maintenance and rehab programs

Grout Workshop: Stop Water Infiltration Now, Not Later

Traci Read, Senior Editor Underground Construction Rehabilitation Technology 2010

  • Stop water infiltration now, not later

Reaching Out

Scottie Dayton Cleaner 2008

  • An innovative mix of technologies helps a Massachusetts sewer department seal leaking laterals, reduce I&I, and preserve treatment plant capacity

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.

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).

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.
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