Non-Shrink Cementitious Grout For Under Water Installations
Estogrout UW is supplied as a ready to use powder. The addition of a controlled amount of clean water produces a free flowing grout. The grout exhibits exceptional resistance to ‘washing-out’ of the cement phase when placed in stationary or moving water.
Estogrout UW is a blend of cement, graded fine aggregate and chemical additives which impart controlled expansion, water reduction and non ‘wash-out’ characteristics. The aggregate grading minimises segregation and bleeding whilst assisting the flow characteristics.
Estogrout UW is used for free flow or pumped grouting applications underwater or in tidal zones. There will be no significant ‘wash-out’ of the cement phase. Applications include bridge columns, quay pillars, concrete piling, slipways and dams.
The following results were obtained at water: powder ratio of 0.18 at 20°C.
|Compressive Strength, N/mm2
BS 6319 : Part 2
|Setting Time, hours
BS 5075 : Part 1 : 1982
2.0 – 2.5
4.0 – 4.5
|Fresh wet density||Approximately 2200kg/m3 dependent on actual consistency|
|Expansion characteristics||Controlled expansion occurs in the unset material to ensure that the grout, when cured, will continue to occupy its original volume within the confines of the void in which it was placed|
The substrate surface must be free from oil, grease or any loosely adherent material. If the concrete surface is defective or has laitance, it must be cut to a sound base. Substrates which are permanently immersed should be sand-blasted or cleaned with a high pressure water jet. Non-immersed or intermittently immersed substrates can be prepared using these techniques. Alternatively scabbling or bush hammering may be appropriate.
The formwork should be constructed to be leakproof, as Estogrout UW is a free flowing grout, using foam rubber strip or mastic sealant beneath the formwork and between joints. Coat all formwork with Estoform to enable easy formwork release.
For best results a mechanically powered grout mixer should be used. It is essential that machine mixing capacity and labour availability is adequate to enable the grouting operation to be carried out continuously. This may require the use of a holding tank with provision for gentle agitation to maintain fluidity.
Measure 4.5 to 5.0 litres of water for each 25 kg bag into the mixer. Slowly add the Estogrout UW whilst mixing continuously. When all the powder is added mix continuously for 2 minutes ensuring a smooth even consistency is obtained.
Place the grout within 20 minutes of mixing to gain the full benefit of the expansion process. Continuous grout flow is essential. The mixed grout should be poured or pumped through a flexible tremie tube to the lowest point in the formwork. Care must be taken at the start of the grouting operation to restrict the grout flow so that water is not entrapped. The tube may be raised as necessary to reduce any back pressure. It should not be raised above the surface level of the grout.
Curing will not be required in intermittently or totally submerged situations. However, when cast above water, exposed areas should be thoroughly cured with Estocure curing membrane, continuous application of water and/or wet hessian.
Because of its water resisting properties, equipment used for Estogrout UW will be difficult to clean. The use of hot water for cleaning purposes will assist. Cured material can be removed mechanically or with Estop Acid Etch.
Estogrout UW must not be applied below 5°C.
|Estogrout UW||25 kg bag|
|Yield||Approx 11 – 13 litres depending on water addition|
Note: Allowance should be made for wastage when estimating quantities required.
Estop offers a comprehensive range of high performance, high quality of repair product for both new and existing concrete surfaces. In addition, the company offers a technical support package to specifiers, end-users and contractors, as well as on- site technical assistance.
Estogrout UW has a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry store in sealed bags. If stored in high temperature and high humidity locations, the shelf life may be reduced.
Estogrout UW contains cement powders which, when mixed or become damp, release alkalis which can be harmful to the skin. During use, avoid inhalation of dust and contact with skin and eyes. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, eye protection and respiratory protective equipment. The use of barrier creams provides additional skin protection. In case of contact with skin, rinse with plenty of clean water, then cleanse with soap and water. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of clean water and seek medical advice. If swallowed, seek medical attention immediately — do not induce vomiting.
Estogrout UW is non-flammable.
Estop manufactures and offers a wide range of complementary products, which includes waterstops, waterproofing products, grouts, anchors, specialized flooring products. In addition, a wide range of products formulated for repair and refurbishment of spalled concrete are available.