POLYMER PILES

Our internationally patented process for constructing polymer piles employs an array of special high density expanding polymers which are injected through a variety of lengths of injectors depending upon the depth of the pile to be constructed. In the case of a friction-like polymer pile, a hole of specified diameter is drilled to depth, filled with gravel and injected with our hydro-insensitive resin. As the resin mixture expands, voids between the gravels are filled and a controlled mold pressure is exerted completely binding the gravels with resultant break-points exceeding 1600 psi. In native soils which are highly non-cohesive (gravels) POLY-MOR resins can be injected directly into the native soils in a predetermined pattern and effectively construct “sheet- piling” structures to prevent sloughing or collapse. In a similar fashion anchoring or pinning systems can be constructed to prevent movement of base soils or structures on the base soils.

It is also noted that anchoring members into perma-frost or ice-lensed base soils solely with POLY-MOR resins results in an excellent highly insulated anchor thereby minimizing the risk of thermal degradation.

Applications

This technology is applicable in the industrial, commercial, residential, public works and institutional markets where the construction of piles or pile-like structures for supporting or under-pinning structures on stable and unstable soils is required. Given the excellent thermal characteristics of the POLY-MOR resins, this technology is particularly effective in perma-frost and ice-lensed areas. The petroleum industry and public works market would be particularly interested in this technology. Use examples include:

  • Construction of vertical support members in perma-frost or ice-lensed soils which bear the loading of structures such as pipelines , buildings etc.
  • Preparing of foundation support systems for buildings, walks, bridge abutments, roads and other structures requiring a base support system
  • Construction of in-situ barriers to prevent collapse of sloughing of native soils within a delineated perimeter foot print where an excavation is to take place
  • Construction of anchoring or pinning systems to which road beds, walks, pipelines, etc can be anchored to prevent movement of the base soils and/or structure on the base soils
  • Soils treatment to prevent liquifaction during seismic activity

Key Benefits

The closed cell nature of POLY-MOR material is unaffected by freeze-thaw cycling.

POLY-MOR material is light weight thereby adding little additional overburden yet extremely strong.

POLY-MOR resins have excellent thermal characteristics and are highly insulative which make this system particularly attractive in northern climes where concern over perma-frost degradation is of concern.

The aggressive nature of POLY-MOR resins completely fill all voids and in the case of wooden VSM’s, preserves the bases of the VSM’s.

Impermeable and resistant to petroleum and other environmentally unfriendly liquids and provide an excellent vapor barrier.

The piles are repairable.

POLY-MOR resins are environmentally friendly.

Fast.

POLY-MOR Resins can be applied in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius.

The POLY-MOR Polymer Pile system provides an alternative to traditional friction piles (in all soils conditions); sheet piling (in non-cohesive soils); anchoring and pinning systems.