Product Focus - June 2020

Product Focus - June 2020

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Aries Industries test and seal grouting system

The test and seal grouting system from Aries Industries reduces setup time and provides efficient hands-on control to quickly seal leaking joints. Grout — pumped to a leaking joint — flows through the leak, sealing the surrounding soil to form an impenetrable barrier. Sixty-gallon tanks and continuous-duty mixers provide high volume to seal large voids. Reels for fast deployment and retrieval, as well as high-power winches, quickly move the packer from joint to joint for high productivity. The unit’s 800 feet of color-coded hose allows long runs. The truck comes with a bench, storage and room to work. The operator tests and seals the joints while working in the control room, where test data and the sealing process are easily viewed, recorded and logged. 800-234-7205;

CUES grout rehabilitation systems

CUES offers a full line of portable, truck, and trailer-mounted grout rehabilitation systems for mainline, manhole, and lateral joint sealing with the latest CCTV equipment and decision support software for television inspection. Condition assessment and subsequent rehabilitation can be accomplished with one system. Sealing packers are available for mainline and lateral assets. Units can be configured to run urethane, acrylimide and acrylate-based grouts. Systems can be mounted in a dry freight box for export. Systems come with an updated grout control panel with a graphical user interface that leads the user intuitively through the grouting process. 800-327-7791;

Chemical Grouts

Avanti International injection grouting

Every manhole is unique. Therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all rehabilitation method, but it begins with a thorough condition assessment. Manholes are vulnerable to defects and a significant contributor to inflow and infiltration in collections systems, leading to excess flow to treatment plants and increased cost to ratepayers. As a stand-alone solution or first step in a multistep process, injection grouting from Avanti International stops active infiltration, stabilizes surrounding soils and fills voids outside the structure. Complementary to cement coating and epoxy lining, injection grouting can be a first defense against infiltration. There are multiple techniques for grouting manholes: for brick manholes, curtain grouting is recommended to create an impermeable barrier and positive seal outside the structure; for precast manholes, spot repair, vertical crack injection and horizontal joint injection are acceptable methods. Injection grouting can be a low-cost/high-reward, long-term solution for extending manhole service life. 800-877-2570;

Prime Resins PR10

PR10 acrylamide from Prime Resins is a low-viscosity permeation chemical grout that is injected from within the manhole, wicking into the soil outside or used to curtain-grout the exterior. A high-pressure pump injects grout through the manhole wall into the surrounding soil or is injected directly into the surrounding soil, creating an impermeable barrier. The permeation grout doesn’t expand, but rather saturates the soil immediately outside of the manhole (with a desired gel time) that permanently stabilizes the soil and prevents further groundwater penetration. 800-321-7212;


Epoxytec CPP Sprayliner MH

CPP Sprayliner MH from Epoxytec is designed to rehabilitate sanitary sewer collections system assets and other underground, cylindrical and/or small box structures in contact with hydrogen sulfide and in need of I&I mitigation with sealed lining. It performs in areas subject to chemical attack and as a seal preventing oxidation while holding back water migration, I&I and hydrostatic pressure. The material can be sprayed ultra-high-build, up to a 1/4 inch per pass. Blended with reinforcing agents and various fibers, the material when cured creates reinforcement lining as a fiber-reinforced polymer, with high-strength and flexural properties for partially or fully deteriorated structures. 877-463-7699;

Infrastructure Repair Systems Infragard

Infragard concrete and manhole rehabilitation products from Infrastructure Repair Systems include Top Coat and Chim-Coat, which are nonhazardous ambient-cure epoxy systems for a small patch, entire manhole or retaining wall. This cost-effective solution requires no expensive equipment, as it has an easy trowel-on application. They are corrosion-resistant and high-strength, with an impermeable structural bond to the substrate or to almost any concrete or metal surface. Chim-Coat is engineered with a flexible feature that maintains adhesion while expanding or contracting with changing temperatures and traffic loads. 877-327-4216;

Neopoxy NPR-5305 One-Step Kit

The 0.5, 1-, 2- or 3-gallon NPR-5305 One-Step Kit from Neopoxy makes protective lining easy. The kit can be used for the repair and protection of corroded or new manholes, sumps, wet wells, pipelines, vaults, tanks, concrete surfaces, exposed aggregate, cracks and CIPP end sealing. With a simple, one-step mixing process, there’s no need to worry about weighing, measuring or messy cleanup. Both the resin and hardener epoxy components are prepackaged in a single bucket. With only a drill and mixing paddle, the epoxy can be prepared for application in minutes. Once applied, the epoxy quickly cures into a high-strength, chemical and corrosion-resistant protective lining that can last for decades. 510-782-1290;

Picote Solutions Dual-Color Epoxy Brush Coating System

The Dual-Color Epoxy Brush Coating System from Picote Solutions allows technicians to rehabilitate pipes from 1.25 to 12 inches for drains, sewers, water pipes, electrical conduits, and heat and air-conditioning ducts by brush-casting a coating. The coating resin forms a pipe inside the original pipe that is a tested, safe and environmentally friendly product. The new pipe is dampproof, corrosion-resistant and wear-resistant. It is ASTM and NSF certified (NSF/ANSI 61-5). It is a 100% solids epoxy, and the method allows for clear visual verification during the application process. Apply to small areas or all drains in multistory buildings. The system is practical and easily fits in tight places. 219-440-1404;

Sauereisen SewerGard 210XHB

SewerGard 210XHB from Sauereisen is an epoxy protective lining specifically formulated for municipal wastewater environments. It provides a chemical-resistant barrier for concrete, masonry, brick and steel substrates. As a 100% solids epoxy polymer, it sets fast and provides a quicker return to service. The high-strength lining enables high-build capabilities from 10 up to 300 mils in a single coat, reducing need for a second coat. It is moisture-tolerant to accommodate damp substrates and may be applied to SSD substrates, reducing time spent waiting for the substrate to dry out. It is also resistant to hydrogen sulfide, sulfuric acid, microbiologically induced corrosion and wastewater treatment chemicals. Installation is completed using plural-component spray equipment. 412-963-0303;


Parson Environmental Products high-density polyethylene manhole inserts

High-density polyethylene manhole inserts from Parson Environmental Products can help eliminate surface water inflow along with unwanted hydrogen sulfide odors and are easy to use and maintain. They include a vented PVC canister that stores 20 pounds of either activated or catalytic carbon. The result is a product that traps and stores all of the unpleasant hydrogen sulfide and methyl mercaptan odor molecules before they are released into the atmosphere. The only item that needs to be replaced periodically is the 20 pounds of carbon since it serves as the absorbent media that traps the odor molecules. One person can easily accomplish this. 800-356-9023;

Manhole Liner

CCI Piping Systems WrapidSeal Manhole Encapsulation System

The WrapidSeal Manhole Encapsulation System from CCI Piping Systems consists of an engineered primer and a wraparound, heat-shrinkable sleeve designed to seal joints and prevent groundwater from entering a collections system. This material has a high-shrink membrane (70% stretch and 40% recovery) designed to shrink around any manhole profile. In addition, the high tensile strength accommodates structural movement, while the tough backing resists soil stress and provides suitable abrasion resistance. It can be used for new construction or for the rehabilitation of existing manholes to control infiltration through joints and prevent deterioration, thus eliminating costly maintenance repairs and the added expense of treating ground-water. 800-867-2772;

Manhole Parts and Components

RELINER/Duran Modular Manhole Invert Channel System

The RELINER/Duran Modular Manhole Invert Channel Systems use molded fiberglass flumes with smooth sewer pipe interfaces to rehabilitate inverts without flow interruption. The field-installed modular components bolt together inside the manhole and serve as the form for a new concrete bench. They eliminate the inconsistencies associated with field-formed concrete channels. The full-depth lined channels are high-flow and easy to clean and maintain. Standard 8- and 12-inch-depth channel sections fit through a 24-inch manhole frame and will accommodate 6- to 12-inch pipes. Larger sizes are available. Parts are selected based on the unique configuration of each manhole. 800-508-6001;

Sealing Systems Infi-Shield Gator Wrap

Infi-Shield Gator Wrap from Sealing Systems prevents infiltration and erosion by providing a watertight seal around any manhole, catch basin or pipe joint. It resists harsh soil conditions and provides a root barrier for any crack or joint. It is made of a stretchable, self-shrinking, intracuring, halogenated-based rubber with a minimum thickness of 30 mils. The back side of each seal is coated with a cross-linked reinforced butyl adhesive. The seal is designed to stretch around the joint and then overlap, creating a cross-link and fused bond between the rubber and butyl adhesive. It installs easily with no special tools and can be immediately backfilled. 800-478-2054;

Manhole Rehabilitation

The Strong Co. Strong-Seal High Performance Mix

Strong-Seal High Performance Mix from The Strong Co. is a pure-fused calcium aluminate mortar that stops infiltration, restores structural integrity and protects against microbiologically induced corrosion in sanitary sewer systems with harsh sulfide conditions (pH greater than 1.0). As the pH level of the structure evolves downward, this product regulates microbial activity, providing corrosion protection. It is reinforced with alkaline-resistant fiberglass. When spray-applied to a minimum 1/2-inch thickness, it is intended to form a structural monolithic liner covering all interior substrate surfaces. When correctly applied, this material exceeds the compressive and flexural strength of the original structure. 800-982-8009;

Safety Equipment

Perma-Liner Industries Manhole Edge Protector

The Manhole Edge Protector from Perma-Liner Industries is made with a highly visible safety orange that helps identify the site and the open manhole, eliminating potential hazards. The 360-degree edge protection also eliminates the top-edge roller and top-wide tiger tail that can allow the cable to slip off the roller. The interior 3.5-inch flange holds back debris and any loose infrastructure from falling into the manhole. It is made with ABS 3/16 plastic, which is durable and withstands temperatures from 40 degrees below zero to 180 degrees F. The Manhole Edge Protector leaves the manhole completely open, providing accessibility and visibility while also protecting the camera and jetter lines. 866-336-2568;

Rock Mills Enterprises The Lifter and The Lifter PLUS

The Lifter and The Lifter PLUS from Rock Mills Enterprises are vehicle-mounted, automated solutions to remove heavy network access lids and storm grates. They enable the removal of covers and grates safely and efficiently with the push of a button on a hand-held remote, from conventional-sized covers to very heavy, large-diameter covers. Optional accessories include a roadway camera with vehicle dash monitor, as well as swing arms and a grate attachment. They have versatile vehicle applications including pickup-utility trucks, large combo sewer trucks, jetters and CCTV trucks. 712-451-6550;


Cretex Specialty Products LSS Internal Manhole Chimney Seal

The LSS Internal Manhole Chimney Seal from Cretex Specialty Products is a mechanical seal installed on the frame and grade ring sections of sanitary sewer manholes. These seals eliminate and prevent manhole frame-chimney inflow. During wet weather and snowmelt, clearwater enters manholes through deteriorated or broken frame-chimney joints. This deterioration can be caused by frost heave, soil movement, traffic loading, thermal expansion and contraction of the surrounding pavement, and poor or antiquated construction methods. Each seal is made up of an EPDM sleeve and type 304 stainless steel expansion bands, and it can be easily removed and reinstalled to allow for future manhole adjustments. It has a 50-year design life and is available in four widths, allowing complete chimney coverage of up to 24 vertical inches with a single seal. 800-345-3764;


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