What is the purpose of installation of grout curtain around excavation?

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When excavation work is carried out in grounds with highly permeable soils, other than the installation of well points to lower down the groundwater table, consideration may be given to the injection of grout to the soils.


The purpose of the injection of grout is to fill the pore spaces and cavities of soils with grout and to reduce the permeability of soils. The method of grouting is effective in coarse soils but not for sands. In essence, “grout curtain” is constructed around the excavation by installation of several rows of injection holes for grouting.

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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