Unmitigated leakage and water flow can erode and destabilize structural and infrastructural soil by creating washout. Unaddressed washout can, then, create sinkholes, pavement failure and foundational issues for nearby structures.
Soil Erosion Control Solutions
URETEK ICR Gulf Coast provides effective erosion control solutions to the Greater Houston area with their patented hydro-insensitive geopolymer and innovative injection processes. By applying URETEK’s processes to leaking joints and cracks, URETEK can stop washout by sealing joints and cracks with zero-excavation.
For example: Leaking or cracked bulkheads see washout as ebbing and flowing water reaches into loose joints or cracks pulling soil out to sea. The penetrating water erodes soil and creates subsurface voids that collapse, pulling new soil down to water level allowing for more erosion. Through a simple examination of surrounding soil and the bulkhead, URETEK can identify leaking joints and cracks. Trained technicians, then, utilize URETEK’s innovative processes by injecting our expanding hydro-insensitive geopolymer. As the geopolymer expands it will seek out and fill cracks or loose fitting joints—sealing the bulkhead from further erosion caused by water infiltration.
The star player in this process is URETEK’s geopolymer. Its hydro-insensitivity allows for it to expand in the presence of water and displace it without losing density or absorbing it. In addition, the geopolymer achieves 90% strength within 15 minutes allowing for real-time results. These characteristics allow URETEK to offer such an effective erosion control solution. And, with URETEK you don’t have to worry about water contamination because their geopolymer is eco-friendly and environmentally inert. Actually, URETEK’s geopolymer is NSF/ANSI 61 certified—meaning it doesn’t contain contaminants that could leach into the water.
NSF/ ANSI 61 Certified
URETEK’s processes and geopolymer are versatile and can be used to seal box culverts, fortify berms and seawalls. We can provide a variety of unique and specialized solutions to prevent erosion and washout. Allow URETEK ICR Gulf Coast to provide a tailored erosion control solution for your problem.