Slurry Walls

Slurry Walls – Over 38 Years of Experience

Geo-Solutions has constructed more than 1,000 slurry wall projects over the past 38 years. Geo-Solutions has pioneered the use of alternative materials such as attapulgite clay, special cements and silicates for cutoff walls where site leachate conditions and incompatibility prohibited the effective use of bentonite. These techniques have been further modified in constructing cement-attapulgite, soil-attapulgite and cement-bentonite silicate cutoff walls. Geo-Solutions pioneered the innovative vertical barrier applications such as self-hardening, high strength and ultra-low permeability slurries.

Learn More about Slurry CutOff Walls

  • Geo-Solutions has authored and participated in numerous papers on slurry walls.
  • Learn more from case studies on slurry walls in our section on Case Studies.
  • Learn more and view pictures of our slurry wall equipment in our section on Equipment.

Slurry Walls Applications


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Soil-Bentonite Slurry Walls

Soil-Bentonite (SB) slurry walls are the most common type of slurry wall. These walls were sporadically used in the United States between the 1940’s and 1970’s after which their use became commonplace. Thousands of these walls have been constructed in a number of purposes.


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Cement-Bentonite Slurry Walls

Cement-Bentonite (CB) slurry walls represent a smaller and more specialized portion of the slurry walls installed in the US. Alternatively, in Europe and other international locales, CB slurry walls are the more common barrier wall choice.


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Soil-Cement-Bentonite Slurry Walls

Soil-Cement-Bentonite (SCB) Slurry walls are a variation on the more common Soil-Bentonite slurry wall. In this method, the soils excavated from the trench are generally blended with bentonite and cement to provide additional strength to the final backfill.


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Slag-Cement-Cement-Bentonite Slurry Walls

Conventional open cut slurry wall methods not possible? Learn more about how Geo-Solutions can help with Slag-Cement-Cement-Bentonite applications.


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Combination-Composite Systems

Generally, composite slurry walls are made by adding another material, such as a plastic sheet, into a soil bentonite or cement bentonite slurry wall to improve the overall properties of the barrier.


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Slurry Wall Equipment

Geo-Solutions is able to furnish the following necessary specialty equipment for our slurry wall services.

Sample Specifications of Slurry Walls

The following are sample specifications for Slurry Walls. This is a unique resource for use by owners and engineers that find themselves faced with problems on their sites

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Sample Spec Soil-Cement-Bentonite
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Sample Spec Soil-Bentonite Slurry Trench
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Sample Spec Cement-Bentonite Slurry Trench

Technical Papers Regarding Slurry Walls

There are many publications written by Geo-Solutions’ Staff and other industry leaders, which focus on detailed technical aspects of Slurry Walls.

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Prediction of Earth Pressures in Soil-Bentonite
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The Use of Filter Press Tests in Soil-Bentonite Slurry Trench Construction
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Long Term In Situ Measurements of the Volumetric Water Content in Slurry Trench Cutoff Wall
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Strength and Stress Estimation Using Cone Penetration Test Data
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Construction of a Soil Cement Bentonite Slurry Wall
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Self Hardening Slurry Cutoff Wall
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Calibration of a Slump Cone
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Slurry Wall Backfill Mixes
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Barrier Wall Installation Using the Vibrated Beam
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Slurry Cutoff Wall Design and Construction
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Slurry Cutoff Wall Design Parameters
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Soil Bentonite Slurry Cutoff Walls