What is Sprayed Polyurethane Foam?
Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is an exciting material that has many diverse uses in different industries. In this article, we are going to focus on the advantages of using SPF in the construction of Trench Breakers.
When the SPF compounds are mixed together, they react with each other, forming a rapidly expanding foam. This foam has excellent adhesive properties and pushes into loose soil, bonding to the sides of your trench and providing erosion control. The foam then hardens and cures providing perfect support for your piping and completing the job of a construction team in minutes.
Some benefits of using Sprayed Polyurethane Foam in Trench Breaker construction include:
- Fast installation time.
- Low cost compared to traditional methods.
- Vertical installation stability.
- High compressive strength.
- Excellent adhesion.
Why Sprayed Polyurethane Foam is the new industry standard in pipeline engineering
Applying Spray Foam is cheaper, quicker and safer than using older methods where, traditionally, sandbags have been used to build trench breakers.
SPF really proves itself in rocky or steep terrain. In these tricky situations, the foam quickly expands and moulds into the contours of your trench and provides reliable, weatherproof support to your pipeline.
Usually, when trenches are refilled they are prone to weathering and erosion due to normal weather. SPF effectively manages this problem through its waterproof properties. By applying spray foam you create a barrier that will not erode or wash away, this acts as a foundation for the soil that gets put back on top of it. Back-filling can start very quickly after the foam has been sprayed.
Spray Foam Solutions - Sprayed Polyurethane Foam is an Investment
By constructing your trench breakers using SPF you can expect a much longer lifespan on your pipeline. This also means that less work will have to be done maintaining your pipeline in the years to come. Make the smart choice and contact Spray Foam Solutions for a free quote on your project.