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Grout Bag Installation Project Case Study


 

Installation of grout bags to replace welded steel shims used to fill gaps between river wall and waler beam.

 

The Problem

 

 

The picture above shows ground anchors through a river wall and its upper waler beam. The client’s previous method for repairing structural deficiencies in the wall was to fill the gaps between the waler beam and the steel sheet piled river wall using welded steel shims. These shims were having to be individually manufactured and sized to fit each gap.

 

 

Inherent problems were associated with this method, including:

 

 

The Solution

 

Our methodology involved installing grout bags to each gap and inflating them with Natcem AC.

 

 

Advantages of a Grout Bag Technique

 

The grout bag solution provided the client with several distinct advantages:

 

 

 

The Results

 

The solution saved significant time and resources for the client and resulted in a more suitable end product than the labour intensive shim method.

 

 




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