Bulkhead installation around intercoastal areas or Seawalls on the coast of the ocean prevent erosion and protect property and structures. As the tide comes in or waves hit the wall, water penetrates the wall, soaking the substrate behind the wall. Soil washes away with every wave or tidal cycle through gaps in or under the wall which if left unattended can result in complete seawall/bulkhead failure. Superior Grouting utilizes polyurethane and cementitious materials to seal failing construction joints in a seawall/bulkhead; stabilize loose, saturated soil; fill voids and create a watertight barrier behind and under the bulkhead, all without excavation. Bulkhead cost of repair using our methods is typically far less than the cost of replacement and will likely double the life of your bulkhead or seawall!
Breaches in the bulkhead or seawall can cause significant damage to the adjacent property and structures and result in high bulkhead installation cost associated with repair. Consequences can include compromised foundations of adjacent structures as well as nearby walkways, sidewalks, patio or pool deck slabs, which can settle, resulting in trip and fall hazards. These symptoms are caused by erosion of the ground behind the bulkhead. Cracks or failing joints in a seawall can cause erosion behind the wall, ground caving in behind the wall; visible voids and sinkholes forming which compromise the integrity of the structure.
Failing construction joints allows water to infiltrate behind the bulkhead, resulting in loss of soil and ground caving-in behind the wall; visible voids and sinkholes which compromise the integrity of the structure.
Adjacent foundations and structures such as residential homes, commercial and industrial buildings, parking lots, terminals, ports, etc. as well as nearby walkways, sidewalks, patio or pool deck slabs can be compromised by erosion of the ground behind the bulkhead.
Superior Grouting utilizes eco-friendly polyurethane products to stabilize soil, seal leaks, repair failing construction joints in walls, stabilize loose saturated soil, fill voids behind the wall without adding additional weight to a weak substrate and create a watertight barrier behind and under bulkheads and seawalls, all without excavation. Bulkhead cost of repair using our methods is typically far less than the cost of replacement and will likely double the life of your bulkhead or seawall! The ultimate result is maximum protection of the value of your assets.
Superior Grouting investigates the bulkhead / seawall condition and determines the most effective repair method to seal construction joints. Key variables include: bulkhead material-type, access, high-low tide, size of gap at the construction joint, etc.
Superior Grouting investigates the bulkhead / seawall condition and determines the most effective repair method to correct the bulkhead / seawall failure. Key variables include: bulkhead material-type, soil type, size of voids, pressure limitations, access, high-low tide, etc.
Established in 1983, Superior Grouting Services, Inc. is one of the best known and most reliable grouting contractor services in Greater Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast Region. We are a family owned business established in 1983 to provide small line grouting services to general contractors serving the underground utilities, oil & gas, commercial & industrial properties, railroad and public works markets. Coming from the concrete boom pumping industry in the 70’s and early 80’s, the owner had extensive experience in the concrete pumping world. Having placed over one million cubic yards in the Houston market he saw a segment in the industry that needed a specialty contractor with the knowledge and expertise to execute conventional and non-conventional projects, thus Superior was born. Starting with one MaycoC30 small line grout pump and a 1969 Chevy Truck, the owner sold and completed each and every job. Superior is a performance-oriented company that works with engineering firms and general contractors and continues to evolve into becoming the exceptional specialty grouting company that it is today. The owner, Ron Rumpza, has diligently worked to grow the company through his persistence and dedication by providing excellent customer service with a quality finished product on time and on budget. The broad experiences of our principle employees combined with unique construction methods and materials, has made Superior an authority in the fields of pressure grouting, compaction grouting, chemical grouting and polyurethane.
The foundation of Superior Grouting’s success is forged around building trust with our customers, employees and suppliers. We are committed to being trustworthy to our stakeholders and earning the right to grow by being reliable, honest, competent and compassionate. This commitment is reflected in how we conduct business everyday as outlined in our core values – wherein Superior Grouting conducts business with all stakeholders, infusing the highest standards of:
Our Vision is to be the premier provider of Geo-technical Compaction, Polyurethane and Pressure Grouting Solutions for Soil Stabilization and Concrete Lifting Applications serving the Oil & Gas Pipeline, Underground Utility, Railroad, Public Works and Commercial-Industrial Property Management Sectors Serving Texas and the Surrounding States. We are committed to Providing the Highest Quality Remedial Grouting Services in the Safest, Most Reliable and Responsive Manner to Maximum Customers’ Economics.
Foam will achieve 90 percent of its compressive strength. Set up times are variable depending on the product used and outside temperature. In general, polyurethane within 15 minutes of application.
Reactions to produce polyurethane generate off-gasses. Fortunately, the majority of the gasses are contained below slabs and dissipate very slowly over time causing no adverse effects. However, in certain poorly ventilated situations, gasses displace or reduce breathing air. Long term exposure to these gasses can cause an allergic-like sensitivity to the product. It is always best to arrange for proper ventilation and also to wear a half mask with Organic Vapor / Acid Gasses respirator cartridges especially when working inside.
Project specifications may dictate the sophistication of the methods or equipment used to track weight or volume. Containers could be weighed before and after the project, installers could count calibrated strokes of the pump, or more expensive computerized equipment could be used to measure weight and volume by other means.
It is variable depending on the product and the application, but, generally, in commercial applications, it takes about 4 to 6 pounds of foam to fill a cubic foot or 108 to 162 pounds to fill a cubic yard. The heavier the lift, the more dense the foam becomes and a 4 pcf foam could end up weighing 6 pcf.
Polyurethane will break down if exposed to ultraviolet rays, however, in a traditional under-slab application, this is not a concern. Under a slab or in the ground, the long-term durability of polyurethane has been researched via accelerated aging tests. These tests revealed that even in highly acidic environments, polyurethane is anticipated to break down less than 10 percent over 100 years.
Superior Grouting is a top choice for various grouting services in Houston, the entire Gulf Coast Region, and the areas nearby. It holds more than 35 years of experience in the grouting industry. Also, Superior Grouting is known for using the best tools and state-of-the-art equipment in providing clients with the best results.