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In shaft grouting operation, tube-a-manchette pipes are fixed at regular spacing to the reinforcement cage. After concreting barrettes/bored piles, a small volume of water is injected under high pressure into these pipes to crack the concrete.
The cracking process should be carried out within 24 hours after concreting. The purpose of cracking is to create a path for grout to go through. About a week after concreting of barrette, grouting is then carried out in these pipes to improve the friction between the foundation and the surrounding soils.
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