Issues in Dam Grouting

by Wallace Hayward Baker, (M.ASCE), Pres. and Chf. Engr.; GKN Hayward Baker, Inc., Odenton, Md.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-461-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-461-7 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 174

See all papers/chapter

Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | Denver, Colorado, United States | April 30, 1985

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Although perhaps the largest number of individual grouting projects do not involve dams, by far the largest volume of grout used is for grouting of new or existing dams. This volume presents eleven papers related to various issues in dam grouting. Four papers focus on material properties related to grout penetrability and quality, particularly in relation to cement grout consistency. Three papers discuss the use of micro-computers to monitor and evaluate the dam grouting process. Three case histories discuss special dam grouting applications, including the use of asphalt grouts, micro-fine cement grouts, and chemical grouts to develop cut-off curtains below dams. Finally, the concept and preliminary test results of compaction grouting for earth dam foundation embankment densification is illustrated.

Subject Headings: Dam foundations | Earthfill dams | Material properties | Chemical grouting | Dams | Grouting | Cement | Case studies


Return to search