Aquacrete are the water containment experts when it comes to mining. They offer single application water-resistant technologies that include high performance water management with single application thin spray liners and non-cementitious shotblast powders.
Following the development of a water-resistant, single application shotblast product, Aquacrete’s mine support team, in co-operation with independent structural engineers, PB, has developed a design basis that has been applied in the construction of water-retaining structures at underground mines around Australia.
Water containment with Aquacrete Wet-Repel™
One of Aquacrete’s products for containing water is Wet-Repel™. Aquacrete Wet-Repel™ is a water-resistant, high strength product that is effective in water containment, strata consolidation, backfill containment and ventilation control. Along with important properties such as it’s high early strength and long term structural integrity, Aquacrete Wet-Repel™ typically absorbs less than 18% water whilst achieving a compressive strength of up to 25MPa.
Aquacrete Wet-Repel™ is used in underground coal and metal mines for a range of applications that include:
- Water-retaining bulkheads
- Dam walls
- Explosion-rated ventilation seals
- Backfill barricades
Find out more about containing water in underground mining at Aquacrete’s website: Water Containment