Welcome to the Avanti Blog: Grou•tol•o•gy

The Avanti Blog: Grou•tol•o•gy is where you can read stories and comments from a unique community of engineers, industry insiders, specialty contractors, municipalities, partners, and marketeers. Here you can share your thoughts, voice your opinion, give testimonials, and encourage others in their grouting endeavors. Your voice matters, and we want to hear from you.


Jun26

Eliminating Infiltration in the Collection Systems Begins with Knowing How

Avanti Staff - June 26, 2017 - Views 3250

Eliminating Infiltration in the Collection Systems Begins with Knowing How

CIPP Lining is brilliant technology designed to solve structural issues and optimized for mainline sewer pipe. Injection grouting is designed specifically to stop infiltration at all four points of entry—mainline, manholes, service laterals and connections. Starting today, engineers, municipalities, and specialty contractors can learn the Fundamentals of Municipal Grouting online, on their time and at no cost.

Jun13

Win/Win—Stop the Leaks, Start a Career

Avanti Staff - June 13, 2017 - Views 2859

Win/Win—Stop the Leaks, Start a Career

Avanti's field service was contacted to stop water leaking into a storm water system in Colorado and provide how-to training. The storm water system was less than three years old, but had multiple barrel joint leaks as well as leakage at the pipe penetrations into a vault. Every project is different – there is no ‘one grout fits all’ solution. So after careful consideration, AV-248-LV Flexseal LV, a low viscosity, flexible hydrophobic polyurethane grout was injected to seal the barrel joints.

May17

Colorado School of Mines Short Course - Field Day Success!

Britt Babcock - May 17, 2017 - Views 2867

Colorado School of Mines Short Course - Field Day Success!

During the first week of May 2017, both Avanti and our strategic partner Hess Pumice participated in the Underground Grouting and Ground Improvement Course at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. During the field day demonstrations, we had the opportunity to inject US Grout’s Ultrafine VX into two grout columns and Nittetsu’s Superfine injected into one of the columns. 

Apr26

Out of Sight, Out of Mind No More

Chris Hamilton - April 26, 2017 - Views 3040

Out of Sight, Out of Mind No More

I recently conducted a field training with the City of Daytona Beach. We were scheduled to stop active infiltration in a few storm boxes and a lift station. Early in the morning, we were near the lift station we were going to train at and I noticed a sanitary manhole in the middle of the street that had noticeable depressions in the asphalt on one side. I made the comment - only as an observation - that groundwater infiltration and loss of fines was likely the cause for the depression in the street.

Mar31

Grouting Experts Praise Grout School Experience

Jessica Williams - March 31, 2017 - Views 2919

Grouting Experts Praise Grout School Experience

Last week (3/22/17), Avanti hosted the semi-annual Industrial and Geotechnical Injection Grout School at our office in Houston, TX. This two-day event has hands on demonstrations and classroom sessions, and brought in attendees from across the nation – owners, project managers, engineers, and inspectors. It was a great two days in Houston – weather cooperated, attendees were engaged and interactive, and guest speakers contributed their knowledge to everyo

Nov15

Sweating Your Assets

- November 15, 2016 - Views 2931

Sweating Your Assets

You’re a Collection System Manager for a municipality or sewer district and worry every day.  You expect your system to operate at peak performance, but you know otherwise and the evidence after a rain event is telling.  You can measure extraneous flow to the WWTP. 

Sep09

Meet the Experts, Innovators, and Practitioners Behind the Municipal Grouting Documentary

Avanti Staff - September 08, 2016 - September 12, 2016 - Views 2957

Meet the Experts, Innovators, and Practitioners Behind the Municipal Grouting Documentary

If knowledge transfer is the objective, you will not meet a better collection of expertise and unique perspectives relative to the PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE PROMISE of Municipal Sewer Grouting.

Hosted by Sharon Bueno, Editor Trenchless Technology magazine, the live webcast titled Re-Living 50 Years of Municipal Sewer Grouting and WHAT'S NEXT scheduled for 9/22 (2:00 PM EST) will include a cast of 10 experts, innovators,  and practitioners that will help you champion the cause of controlling infiltration and inflow (I&I) to sustain our underground collection system.

Sep08

Coffee with Tony Conn—Equal Parts Confidence & Caffeine

- September 08, 2016 - Views 3734

Every time I speak with Tony Conn - City of Naperville Collection and Pumping Supervisor -  my grout first beliefs are validated.  It was casual phone conversation and my coffee cup was full, but it was Tony that was energized, confident, and firm in his convictions about municipal grouting. 

In the spirit of WHAT’S NEXT, a theme for the documentary webcast scheduled for 9/22 with Trenchless Technology - Re-Living 50 Years of Municipal Sewer Grouting and WHAT’S NEXT - I asked Tony Conn what’s next for the City of Naperville, IL?  I’ll simplify and summarize with the following bullet items:

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