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  • Drilled Shafts
  • Diaphragm Walls
  • Mineral Coring
Drilled Shafts

Drilled Shafts

Although KB assists many of the world’s largest contractors with drilled shafts, we can also assist on the smallest projects with soil stabilization during excavation. We have experience drilling in 57 countries through every type of soil formation and set-up imaginable. Look to KB for assistance on your next project.

Benefits of using KB’s polymer on drilled shaft excavations:

  • Mixes easily directly in the hole or mix tank
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Simple disposal
  • No filter cake yields, higher skin friction, and improved rebar bonding
  • Eliminates the need for most additives
  • Forms a proven gel membrane or fluid loss barrier
  • Can be used with brackish water

Diaphragm Walls

Diaphragm Walls

KB International designs and supplies polymer-based support fluids for diaphragm walls. We have successfully completed some of the world’s largest diaphragm wall projects including: Big Dig in Boston; Bahia Star City and Plaza Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur; Quito Metro Project in Ecuador; and the River Diversion Project in Spain.

Benefits of using KBs polymer in diaphragm wall construction:

  • Responds to changes in soil conditions
  • Forms a proven gel membrane or fluid loss barrier
  • Rapidly removes fines from suspension
  • Prevents clays and shales from clogging the cutting wheels
  • Keeps slurry mobile and easy to pump
  • Allows for slurry to be recycled
  • Increases production rates
  • Improves wall stability
  • Improves skin friction
  • Rapid hydration

Mineral Coring

Mineral Coring

KB International has successfully applied its technology for mineral exploration in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Papua New Guinea. Our mineral exploration fluids have been used to depths of 5,000 meters and to temperatures exceeding 900 degrees Fahrenheit. KB has the design capabilities and depth of product line to meet every job’s tough challenges.

CoreSMART was developed by KB for the mineral exploration market to be a single product that replaces the complex systems used in the past.

Benefits of using KB’s polymer in mineral coring:

  • Improves core recovery
  • Responds to changes in soil conditions
  • Effectively replaces bentonite
  • Reduces wear on core bits and rods
  • Reduces rod chatter for straighter holes
  • Lubricates drill string
  • Prevents swelling of formation clays
  • Seals porous zones
  • Does not impact lift weight in RC
  • Gives a cleaner hole, improved wall condition, and stability