What is the difference between compaction grouting and fracture grouting?

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Grouting can be implemented in two common modes, namely compaction grouting and fracture grouting. For compaction grouting, high viscosity grout is commonly used for injection into soils. Upon reaching the soils, the grout would not penetrate into soil spaces. Instead it forms a spherical bulb and remains as a homogeneous mass. The formation of bulb displaces the nearby soils.

Fracture grouting involves the use of low viscosity grout. Upon injection, the grout would split open the ground by hydraulic fracturing and penetrate into the fractures. Similarly, soils are displaced during the process.


This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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