Safety management in various fields is an interest of mine. The industrial field tends to have more accidents than most other types of job sites, so I’ve spent a lot of time learning about industrial accidents. How do they happen? Why do they happen? How do they affect employees, business owners, and clients? How do they impact the overall success of an industrial business? Some of the answers to these questions can be found in this blog. I started it to share the information that I’ve been collecting with people that are in my field of interest. If you work or own a business in the industrial field, knowing how to prevent accidents at work should be important to you. The information here can help you learn how to be more proactive in preventing them.
If you are planning to put a new building on your property, there are many things you must do to ensure the building stays standing. One of these things is checking the soil to ensure it can withstand the weight of a building. If you have the soil checked and it is found that it is not strong enough, you can hire a contractor to provide soil grouting for you. To help you, below are two different grouting techniques the company may use.
Jet Grouting Columns Technique
With jet grouting columns, the company will use high-powered jets to inject grout material in different areas of the building site. The grouting material used is often concrete. When the concrete is injected into the soil, the soil and concrete mix together to form a solid column. How many injection sites there will be depends on how large your building is, as well as the condition of the soil.
Jet grouting can also be used on existing buildings that may need this. They do this using a special machine that can inject the grouting material under the building to install the grouting columns. This will take more time and will likely be more expensive, however.
Compaction Grouting Technique
With compaction grouting, the company will create holes to install pipes. The pipes are generally two to four inches in diameter.
The contractor first digs the holes using a high-pressure jet. Once the hole is dug at the depth they want, the pipe is removed and then grout material, generally concrete, is injected into the holes. They will do this process one hole at a time until all soil is injected. The contractor will be careful not to inject too much concrete, so you will have enough soil surface to work with, such as if you want to install landscaping, etc.
The barrier is much like a flat grid that is a few inches thick. They will inject the concrete slowly to ensure the soil does not break away too quickly.
Once the grout material is completely dry, the contractor may suggest that you have a second layer of compaction grounding done. They will do this if your soil was very unstable.
Talk with a company that provides these two grouting techniques to learn much more about them. The contractor can go over with you the process they will use, step by step, to help you understand what they are going to do much better.