Mainline Sewers Files

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).

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.

Joint Efforts: A Progressive Grouting Program in Plant City, Fla.

Rosalie E. Leposky Cleaner 2004

  • An exemplary grouting program in Plant City in central Florida proves highly-cost effective in reducing inflow and infiltration

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.

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.

Chemical Grout Maintains Trenchless Popularity, Viability

Rehabilitation Technology Staff Rehabilitation Technology Magazine 1999

  • The use of chemical grout, the original trenchless method, continues to grow, year after year. Both awareness and sales are up significantly over five years ago, industry statistics show.

Borough of Downington Stops Infiltration

Rick Harris, Borough of Downingtown Water Control Quarterly 1999

  • Like most towns or cities with public sewer systems, Downingtown was experiencing high amounts of inflow and infiltration (I & I).

Chemical Grout Program Helps Austin, Texas Control Costs and Wastewater

Underground Construction Staff Underground Construction Magazine 1997

  • Maintaining a watertight wastewater collection system is extremely important in Austin, TX. Not only does the city want to keep infiltration out of the system, it also wants to prevent exfiltration of wastewater.

How to Plan a Chemical Grout Program

Avanti Public Works Magazine 1995

  • How to plan your chemical grouting program: Most infiltration enters sewers through 1. Manholes, 2. Pipe Joints and 3. Service Connections and the first few feet of the service line.
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