News & Thought Leadership


It Pays To Be A Slacker

July 20, 2016
Sometimes while writing these post I feel like I need to give everyone a great “Eureka” moment but in reality a lot of these snippets are relatively easy things that can help you in the long run....

Geopolymers Part 1 | Bringing 19th Century Infrastructure to the 21st Century

July 14, 2016
In the late 1800s, a sanitary sewer system was hand-built near a major university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Built with a hodge-podge of circular brick and stacked, arched stone and granite that varied in diameter throughout,...

Shhh.... swivel secrets

July 13, 2016
Previously, we’ve discussed the importance of a swivel in an installation. This simple, little device has prevented many, many headaches on the installer's part. In the past I have provided some test data on...

Stress Corrosion Cracking

July 12, 2016
Hydrogen embrittlement results in Hydrogen-Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking (HSCC), more commonly known as Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC), which results from corrosion issues and high tensile stress, is typically...

Multiple Cables in One Cell?

July 06, 2016
A customer asked the question the other day if they could place multiple cables inside a single cell. The short answer I gave them was “yes” but the longer answer was that it’s generally not...
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All Cable Grips Are Not Created Equal

June 29, 2016
Last week a discussion arose regarding cable grips during our training session. The choices and options among grips vary and most contractors become accustomed to one type of grip. I thought it would be good to explore...

Using a Composite Repair to Combat FCG

June 27, 2016
By removing the sharp crack tip manually, or, better, by grinding the pipe wall down beyond any crack influence, stress can redistribute itself without causing localized failure. If the root cause of the crack is removed...

Q&A: How does the Geopolymer system work?

June 07, 2016
In today’s blog, development manager Joe Royer explains how the GeoSpray system works. Q: How similar is the sprayer equipment to a paint sprayer? A: It’s just like a paint sprayer. The difference is with a...

Forget Mixing, Just Add Water

June 02, 2016
The term “Geopolymer” was coined in the 1970s by a French scientist named Joseph Davidovits to describe a class of materials also known as alkali-activated cements. Typically, a sodium hydroxide solution is...

Industry Insights: Geopolymers

June 01, 2016
Milliken Infrastructure Solutions is excited to introduce a new blog series where our development manager, Joe Royer, will present insights on our geopolymers solutions. In the “Industry Insights:...