About our Expanding Grout
Expanding grout (also known as expansive mortar or rock-breaking grout), is a non-explosive demolition agent used in the rock breaking industry. It is designed to fracture and break up rocks and concrete without the need for traditional blasting methods.
Expanding grout typically consists of a powdered mixture composed of cementitious materials, such as calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide, along with a small amount of water. When mixed together and poured into pre-drilled holes in the rock or concrete, the grout undergoes a controlled expansion process.
The expansion is a result of a chemical reaction that occurs when water is added to the grout mixture. This reaction generates a large amount of heat and causes the mixture to expand, exerting significant pressure on the surrounding rock or concrete. Over time, this pressure leads to the cracking and breaking of the material.
One of the primary advantages of expanding grout over traditional blasting methods is its non-explosive nature. This makes it safer to use in areas where blasting may not be permitted, such as in urban or environmentally sensitive locations. It eliminates the risks associated with flying debris, shockwaves, and the release of harmful gases that are typically associated with explosives.