If you are seriously aiming for a successful application of a grouting pump, finding and using the right equipment for this purpose is imperative. With the right equipment on hand, you will see that it will significantly help in filling all gaps and at the same time also it will allow for the penetration of all vacant spaces, giving the finished product the durability, strength, and waterproofing qualities it needs. Besides, the correct grout application is also essential.
Below are some typical applications for grouting pumps.
- Floor restoration
- Levelling sidewalk slabs
- Connecting concrete sections ( prefabricated type)
- Metal door and window frames
- Filling voids and eliminating holes in concrete blocks
- Manhole and sewer linings
- Sealing joints
Usually, grout systems would consist of a mixture of sand, cement, and water. They can be mixed up together with other materials like gravel. In some instances, accelerating mixtures can be added also.
Doing so can be tricky because it would render handling of the mixture challenging, unless of course that you have the proper equipment available on hand to use for this purpose.
Different types of applications call for different types of grout system, and each of these types of grouting come with unique characteristics of their own. This includes setting time, flow rate, and pumping distance.
When you have a good level of understanding of how each of those types of works, you can count that they will come in aid of selecting the most appropriate production procedure and pump.
For example, it is important to keep the distance of a pump to a minimum, while the hoses should be kept as straight as possible. However, there are unique circumstances that will allow for this. Therefore you must understand whatever challenges are entailed with each application as well as the properties of the material before making any decision about a product selection.
There are a handful of models for grouting pumps available in the market nowadays, from hydraulic, electric, gas, and air-powered. Some of them even come with holding hoppers and mixers attached. What determines the grouting model that you will need to choose? It is the scale and the scope of the project at hand. But most of the time, a top-of-the-line manual grouting system would be sufficient enough for a vast majority of grouting work.
As for the larger size, air-powered heavy-duty pumps — they are, most of the time, intended for pumping or spraying larger scale grouting projects. There are a few things that need to be taken into account when searching for large grout pumps. This would include the size of the hose, output capacity, output pressure, the mixer, and the hopper’s capacity, and lastly, the vertical limit.
For instance, if you are involved requires you to pump abrasive, viscous, solid materials, plaster coats, or sand/cement mortar, a stator type or a cavity rotor type of pump would get the job done right the first time.