Like injection grouting, PU grouting is a specialised process of injecting the waterproofing resin – Polyurethane, under high pressure to fill gaps & voids under slabs, concrete joints etc. to stop any water seepage. PU grouting has a very good life span and is therefore an effective method to repair any ongoing water leakage. The resins chemically react with water to expand in volume, eventually blocking the pores and voids. The strong adhesive property of polyurethane creates a strong bond with the cement to make the grouting last for years. Polyurethanes are plastics, more specifically, elastomeric polymers, that includes rubber. Polyurethane is exceptionally versatile, durable, flexible, adaptable, and resilient.
Problem / What is at stake?
During construction or repair, retrofitting of inter and intra city infrastructure, the timeline for large infrastructure projects like roads & rail tunnels, metro lines, dams, mining tunnels etc. projects are time bound. Such projects go through design modifications and encounter various challenges if seepage starts. During construction or over the time, water finds its way in the workplace and it becomes difficult to stop it. If one leakage is fixed, water finds its way through another gap or void. So, to ensure structural integrity & longevity, fixing water seepage is solved using PU grouting, making it a high-performance solution to all water seepage problems in any structure.
Our Expertise / How SSPIPL can help you?
At SSPIPL, we assess the need of the right raw material & different properties can be given to the formulations of PU like foam or a solid resin, hydrophobic or hydrophilic, rigid or flexible, short or long reaction time and low viscosities depending on the geological studies of the site location. Generally, water-reactive polyurethane is (with or without the addition of a catalyst) injected into the ground and cured with water.
SSPIPL considers some of these parameters while deciding on the grouting:
- permeability or porosity of the concrete/rock mass or soil
- crack length & width
- substrate or crack movement
- wetness of the soil
- water pressure and flow rate
- injection method as well as the right choice of materials and equipment’s mechanical properties and ambient temperature
This specialised process of PU grouting is very niche, needs technical knowledge & requires skilled labour in order to be effective. At SSPIPL, we recognise that to provide only the best professional services and solutions to all projects.
SSPIPL is a leading specialist contractor working on a national level & has successfully completed major projects in various cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Gangtok, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Shimla & Srinagar. SSPIPL has also worked in remotest of places in various states of India.
SSPIPL has worked with Government bodies & several well-known Corporates such as Tata Motors Ltd., Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times of India), Siemens Limited, Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation, Sterlite Technologies Limited, Bombay Hospital Trust, Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam Limited, Watson Pharma, Lubrizol India Private limited, Nagpur Improvement Trust, Mumbai Port Trust, Axis Bank, Consulate General of the federal republic of Germany Mumbai, Peninsula Land Limited, ACC Limited (ACC Cement), Larsen and Toubro and many others.