Soil Grouting – Polyurethane vs. Water

Not all two-component polyurethane lifting and stabilizing foams are specifically designed for wet environments.  In most situations when a contractor is injecting polyurethane foam into the ground underneath your structure, there is a high probability that the soil is going to be wet.  You need to be confident that the foam will react and retain the desired properties in these wet environments.  If the foam your contractor is using is not specifically designed for wet environments, then you may be getting cheated out of the best possible results.

All polyurethane foams are going to undergo a density change when introduced to water.  This is precisely because the isocyanate (A component) in polyurethane reacts faster with water than it reacts with the polyol (B component).  Some will undergo drastic changes and some minor changes.  It is important to feel confident that the foam your contractor is using will only undergo minor changes.  The density of the foam is very important because density correlates to foam strength, and you are relying on that strength to support your valuable structure.

All the Alchemy-Spetec lifting products we use are formulated to achieve minimum density changes when introduced to wet soil.

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