There was not one straight floor from the foundation to the roof; the ceilings were so fantastically clouded by smoke and dust, that old women might have told fortunes in them better than in grouts
of tea; the dead-cold hearths showed no traces of having ever been warmed but in heaps of soot that had tumbled down the chimneys, and eddied about in little dusky whirlwinds when the doors were opened.
The epitaph of Sir Jenkin Grout
is not wholly unintelligible to the present age: "Here lies Sir Jenkin Grout
, who loved his friend and persuaded his enemy: what his mouth ate, his hand paid for: what his servants robbed, he restored: if a woman gave him pleasure, he supported her in pain: he never forgot his children; and whoso touched his finger, drew after it his whole body." Even the line of heroes is not utterly extinct.
Cidade, "Combined effect of superplasticizer, silica fume and temperature in the performance of natural hydraulic lime grouts
," Construction & Building Materials, vol.
These abovementioned studies mainly concentrated on the grouting mechanism of the fractured rock, that is, the patterns of grout
propagation through the rock cracks, diffusion radius of grouts
in fractured rock, and grout
flow through the fracture network within the rock mass which is similar to the flow of fluid (or gas) in fractured rock [10-12], but it is rare to find reports on how grouting improves the mechanical characteristics of fractured rock, much less than that of the crushed rock mass.
Ibragimov, "Soil stabilization with cement grouts
,' Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, vol.
Concepts for construction of prefabricated bridge elements and systems frequently rely on field-cast grouts
to complete the connections between discrete precast concrete elements.
are more expensive, of course, and might add $20 to $50 to the total cost of your project.
Stille, "Computer-simulated flow of grouts
in jointed rock," Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology incorporating Trenchless, vol.7, no.4, pp.441-446, 1992.
* Clean and remove existing grout
There area lot of grouts
available, so make sure you get the right one for your tiles.
The company BAL have a range of grouts
to suit your needs.
David Magill, president, Avanti International, a chemical grout
manufacturer headquartered in Webster, Texas, explained that when most chemical grouts
are applied, they have about the same viscosity as water, but usually thicken, or gel, quickly.
I don't know of any other materials that can stop leaks in existing cracked concrete as permanently as chemical grouts
," he added.