grouting Articles

  • Test Procedures to Evaluate Absorption and Swelling of Grout

    Described in this paper are test procedures and resulting data used in the laboratory to evaluate the absorption of water and the swelling pressures of several different mixtures of a particular acrylate grout when placed in situ. The water absorption characteristics were determined for both neat grout and grouted sand under conditions of either free swell or moderate confinement. Swelling ...


    By ASTM International

  • Cyclic Undrained Behavior and Liquefaction Potential of Sand Treated with Chemical Grouts and Microfine Cement (MC-500)

    The effect of chemical grouting on the response of sand to monotonic and cyclic load is evaluated. Triaxial compression (CD and CU) tests and cyclic triaxial tests are performed to evaluate the effect of chemical grouting on the potential for liquefaction flow failure, initial liquefaction, and 5% cyclic mobility. The influence of selected material parameters and test variables (i.e., grout ...


    By ASTM International

  • Grout Steam Cleaning Machines for Tile Floor Cleaners

    Grout cleaning machines have greatly changed the way we tackle the task of cleaning tiles and grout. Tiles and grout are a tough challenge, mainly because these are two very different kinds of materials. They have a tendency to attract some of the toughest stains and deposits. While tiles tend to have a smooth, hard surface, grout tends to be soft and porous. This makes them the perfect place for ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Tile Cleaning Machines that Signal a New Era in Grout and Tile Cleaning

    Many people may be unaware of the difference that tile cleaning machines offer when compared to conventional cleaning methods. The task of cleaning grout and tiles is a difficult one. Tile and grout are found in many places, from homes to commercial areas to industrial areas as well. Most of these places use tile because they are thought to be easier to clean than most other surfaces. Water ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Effect of Preparation Technique on Permeability and Strength of Cement-Grouted Sand

    The effectiveness of cement grouting is generally evaluated in terms of the improvement attained in the engineering properties of the grouted soil. Although this degree of improvement should logically be related to the amount of cementitious particles present in the pore spaces of the grouted sand, and indeed is to some extent, the method of preparing the specimens can exert an even stronger ...


    By ASTM International

  • Essential Features of a Good Grout Steam Cleaner

    How does a grout steam cleaner differ from other cleaning machines? The main difference is in the sharpness and speed of cleaning. The joints between tiles and concrete blocks are usually the gathering grounds of dirt, dust, and other impure substances. It is not an easy task to dissolve and extract such buildups. The grout and dirt at the joints tend to stay off the radar of most of the cleaning ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Try Floor Steamers If Looking For Tile and Grout Cleaning Machines

    Tile and grout floors are used worldwide in residential, commercial, and industrial settings, primarily due to their durable nature. However, it is imperative to thoroughly clean the floors to maintain its shiny and gleaming looks. In high traffic areas and industrial settings, tile floors can quickly get dirty and slippery. Traditional cleaning techniques, such as mopping, scrubbing, and wiping, ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • What to See in A Grout Steam Cleaner?

    A grout steam cleaner helps clean tile and grout surfaces easier than manual cleaning methods. Modern vapor steamers are capable of cleaning baked-on stains, ground-in dirt, food droppings, coffee and wine spills, and more. Some of the modern machines can even sanitize the surface. These machines can get rid of the harmful microorganisms present on the surface. For getting the maximum utility out ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Vapor Steamers for Tile and Grout Maintenance

    Tile and grout cleaning is undoubtedly a tiresome and time-consuming job. Tiled floors are normally used in areas that experience heavy traffic. As a result, the floors can get quite dull and dirty at the end of the day. Then, there is the issue of grout, a highly porous surface that quickly absorbs dirt and develops stains. Rigorous scrubbing can wear away the grout and spoil its appeal. For ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Three Tips to Buy the Best Grout Steam Cleaner

    Grout steam cleaners are among the best machines for cleaning tile and grout. Their high temperature outputs make them the most attractive machines for many hard surface cleaning tasks. These days, almost every cleaning machine is made for specialized tasks. The problem with the specialization is that people without sufficient know-how in the cleaning industry might end up buying a machine for a ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • The Importance of Commercial Steam Cleaners for Tile and Grout Cleaning

    Commercial steam cleaning machines are used across hotels, homes, restaurants, theaters, amusement parks, malls, airport lounges, and other areas for tile and grout cleaning. Tiles and grout acquire a variety of stains and impurities during the course of the day, particularly in high traffic commercial zones. Common impurities found on tiles include soap scum, molds, water stains, grease, oils, ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • The Latest Technologies And Functions In Tile Floor Cleaner Machines

    Ever noticed how tile and grout seem to adore floors almost everywhere? This is primarily due to the durable nature of these floors. Tiled floors are amazingly tough and capable of resisting wear and tear. No wonder tile and grout floors are widely used in malls, hospitals, retail stores, restaurants, schools, religious institutions, and lots of other places that experience high traffic. If ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Wimbleball Dam Willowstick Survey - Case Study

    Atkins use Willowstick to significantly reduce cost of remediation scheme at concrete dam The cost of a proposed leakage remediation scheme at Wimbleball dam was dramatically reduced after Willowstick identified different leakage path than previously assumed. Leaking grout “curtain” suspected During construction a grout “curtain” was ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Shon Sheffrey Dam Willowstick Survey - Case Study

    Atkins used Willowstick to design targeted grouting and successfully stop leakage through earth embankment dam Atkins was commissioned by Welsh Water to reduce leakage at earth dam nicknamed “the sieve”. Client admitted they would need to come up with a new name after Atkins successfully located and stopped all leakage pathways with a Willowstick assisted grouting programme. ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Shaver Lake Dam Willowstick Survey - Case Study

    Willowstick significantly reduces grouting works at heavily reinforced concrete dam A Willowstick survey of Shaver Lake dam successfully identified seepage paths underneath the copper faced dam. As a result the survey significantly reduced the amount of grouting required bringing large cost savings to the client. Interference from reinforcement and copper sheeting was successfully avoided ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Link-Pipe Inc.’s Grouting Sleeve - Case Study

    Background Link-Pipe Grouting Sleeve is manufactured by Link-Pipe inc. of Canada. It is a local repair system developed for the structural renovation of gravity sewers. The system is comprised of a stainless steel structural core, which uses a mechanical lock to hold it against the host pipe, the core is surrounded by an absorbent foam gasket. Limit straps prevent the sleeve ...


    By Link-Pipe Inc.

  • How to Do Effective Tile and Grout Cleaning?

    Perhaps the most important thing in tile and grout cleaning is choosing the right machine. A good-quality steam cleaner is the best machine for the task. For removing dirt and dust from tile and grout, the cleaning machine should provide a high output temperature with a sharp output. No other cleaning equipment provides as high a temperature output as a steam cleaner machine does. Most steam ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Evaluating the efficiency of DeconGel 1101 for removal of Cs-137, Co-60, and Eu-164 on common commercial construction materials

    Decon Gel 1101 sanuncomplicated, lowodor, peelable polymer hydrogel for use with radiological decontamination, manufactured by Cellular Bioengineer Inc†. The gelallows for single or repeated material applications to contaminated surfaces. As the gel dries it binds the contaminant by encapsulating and lifting the contaminant into the gel.The result is a non-sticky rubber-like substance that ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • Kitchen Floor Cleaning Machines: Go Beyond Just Cleaning

    No matter how carefully one works in a kitchen, there will almost always be spills and splatters on kitchen floors. Some food residues and gravy splatters can easily cause stains and diminish the appeal of kitchen floors. Often, it may not be possible to attend to spills immediately. This is especially true in the case of commercial kitchens that will be bustling with activity until the end of ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Earthfill Dam—Targeted Remediation - Case Study

    THE CHALLENGE An earthfill dam, in Austria, had a planned underseepage, with several piezometers installed to understand the water flowing beneath the dam. The owner wanted to know if there were preferential seepage paths or if the seepage was evenly distributed in the foundation. THE SOLUTION In 2015, Willowstick completed an investigation at the dam, ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

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