Construction Industry

Construction Slurry Wall

AMICUS Chemical Solutions provides a variety of materials to support in the completion of slurry walls. Operating a clamshell or hydromill at any depth is an art, especially at depths of 80-200 feet below the surface. We are proud to assist in the construction of these incredible structures.

Construction Slurry Wall

Construction Slurry Wall Products

AM-PAC DHV

AM-PAC DHV

Premium dispersible high viscosity polymer used with a hydromill or clamshell to assist in the installation of slurry walls.
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AM-PAC HV

AM-PAC HV

AM-PAC HV is a high quality polyanionic cellulose polymer designed to control fluid loss while […]
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AM-PAC LV

AM-PAC LV

AM-PAC LV is a high quality polyanionic cellulose polymer designed to control fluid loss while […]
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API13A Section 10 Bentonite

API13A Section 10 Bentonite

Untreated Wyoming sodium bentonite that meets API 13A, Section 10 specifications for deep foundation installation.
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API13A Section 9 Bentonite

API13A Section 9 Bentonite

Treated Wyoming sodium bentonite that meets API 13A, Section 9 specifications for deep foundation installation.
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Soda Ash for Construction Slurry Wall

Soda Ash for Construction Slurry Wall

Also referred to as Soda Ash, is used to increase the pH of water.
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Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium Bicarbonate

Many projects need to lower the pH of the spoils prior to solidification and disposal. The use of Sodium Bicarbonate as a pH adjuster can help lower the pH of the spoils.
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AM-PAC DHV

Rails & Trucking

AMICUS Chemical Solutions provides high quality polymer and bentonite products and additives to the construction and drilling industries. Our products, technical service and equipment are used in a wide variety of applications for contractors in the construction.

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AM-PAC DHV

Storage & Bulk Systems

The AMICUS warehouse provides spacious indoor and outdoor storage options to easily stock and access materials. We handle palletized, bundled, liquid and dry bulk materials, as well as specialized units.

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AM-PAC DHV

Freight & Logistics

Moving products from one location to another on schedule can get logistically complicated and time consuming. AMICUS' freight logistics team has the technology and resources to transport your materials across the country, on time.

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AM-PAC DHV

Material Disposal & Waste Management

At AMICUS, we specialize in providing innovative solutions for managing construction slurry wall waste. Our expertise lies in transforming waste materials into manageable forms through solidification and other additive processes. We ensure that the waste products from construction sites meet all regulatory requirements, making disposal straightforward and efficient. Here's a comprehensive overview of how we assist our clients in managing slurry wall waste throughout the construction process.

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Construction Slurry Wall Products: Versatile Solutions for Diverse Projects

Slurry wall construction is a foundational technology in civil engineering, particularly useful in managing water and soil stability in excavation projects. These walls are created by excavating a trench and filling it with a slurry mixture, typically bentonite or cement, which stabilizes the trench walls. Once the trench is filled with the slurry, it can then be reinforced with concrete and steel reinforcements, creating a robust barrier. The versatility of slurry walls makes them suitable for both large- and small-scale construction projects, ensuring structural integrity and groundwater control.

Types of Slurry Wall Products

Bentonite Slurry

Cement-Bentonite Slurry

Polymer Slurry

Large-Scale Construction Applications

Dams and Levees

Example: The construction of the Mosul Dam in Iraq, one of the largest dams in the world, utilized slurry wall technology to address the complex soil and groundwater conditions. Bentonite slurry walls were employed to create a cut-off barrier, preventing water seepage and ensuring the stability of the structure.

Benefits: Provides an impermeable barrier, reducing the risk of seepage and potential failure. Enhances the overall safety and longevity of the dam.

Underground Transportation Systems

Example: The construction of the Shanghai Metro, one of the world’s largest urban rail transit systems. Cement-bentonite slurry walls were used extensively to stabilize the ground and control groundwater during the excavation of tunnels and underground stations.

Benefits: Ensures stability and safety during excavation, prevents groundwater inflow, and supports the structural integrity of the underground facilities.

Deep Excavations for High-Rise Buildings

Example: The foundation construction of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world. Slurry walls were used to create deep excavations in the unstable sandy soil, providing a stable base for the skyscraper.

Benefits: Facilitates deep excavations in challenging soil conditions, enhances the structural stability of the foundation, and minimizes the risk of settlement.

Small-Scale Construction Applications

Residential Basement Construction

Example: Building a basement in a residential property located in an area with high groundwater levels. Bentonite slurry walls can be used to create a waterproof barrier, preventing water ingress and ensuring a dry basement.

Benefits: Provides an effective waterproofing solution, enhances the usability of the basement space, and prevents potential water damage to the property.

Environmental Remediation Projects

Example: Containing a contaminated site in a small industrial area. Polymer slurry walls can be constructed around the perimeter of the site, preventing the spread of contaminants to surrounding areas.

Benefits: Contains hazardous materials, protects the surrounding environment, and facilitates site cleanup and rehabilitation.

Small Retaining Walls

Example: Constructing a retaining wall for a hillside property to prevent soil erosion and landslides. Cement-bentonite slurry walls can provide the necessary support and stability.

Benefits: Prevents soil erosion, ensures the stability of the hillside, and enhances the safety of the property.

Slurry wall products offer versatile solutions for a wide range of construction projects, from large-scale infrastructure developments to small-scale residential applications. Their ability to stabilize soil, control groundwater, and create impermeable barriers makes them invaluable in ensuring the safety and integrity of construction projects. Whether used in the construction of dams, underground transportation systems, or residential basements, slurry wall products provide reliable and efficient solutions for modern construction challenges.

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