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PUB C514 Grouting for ground engineering

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The objective of this report is to provide guidance, primarily for the non-specialist, on all aspects of grouting to help improve the understanding and proper use of grouting as a technique for ground treatment. The document has three main parts. Sections 1 to 4 define the main techniques and explain the principles of grouting. They cover groutability, classification and chemistry of grouts, and plant and equipment. Sections 5 to 10 provide more detailed grouting, hydrofracture, ground compaction, jet grouting, compensation grouting. Each section describes the principles of the technique; its applications, the plant and equipment used; typical injection-hole layouts etc., and monitoring and site operational requirements. Section 11 outlines typical contractual relationships between the parties in a grouting contract and discusses their responsibilities. Guidance is provided on types of specification and measurement. Section 12 gives conclusions and recommendations.

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Based on research project RP451.



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