Solutions for the Tunnelling Industry

BASF, under the Master Builders Solutions brand, is the leading supplier of customer-oriented product solutions focused on our customers needs in the tunneling industry. With more than 100 years experience, our innovations have become today’s industry benchmark. We help our customers add new dimensions to the world we live in, turning ideas into extraordinary creations.

Ground Support

Innovative ground support solutions

Sprayed concrete is widely used for ground support in tunneling. Under the Master Builders Solutions brand, BASF offers customers innovative and cost-effective product solutions and competent technical services that are tailored to specific project needs. These solutions dramatically improve working environments and lower health and environmental risks.

BASF, under the Master Builders Solutions brand provides support to tunnel designers, contractors, and owners throughout all phases of the tunneling project. Our extensive know-how helps to solve ground support challenges in tunneling as well as assist with the selection of the appropriate sprayed concrete system.

Sprayed concrete


Ground Consolidation

Rapid ground consolidation solutions

As part of its MasterRoc product range of solutions for tunneling under the Master Builders Solutions brand, BASF offers high performance ground consolidation products and system solutions.

Unexpected water ingress and poor ground conditions during underground construction escalate costs and can have a negative influence on the environment. To counteract these risks an economical approach to ground consolidation is to pre-inject the ground ahead of the advancing face to avoid water ingress, and to stabilize the ground.

Injections

TBM

Total solution approach optimizes customers’ TBM needs

The Master Builders Solutions brand from BASF has broken ground in addressing the needs of TBM tunnel professionals. Our total solution approach brings a new dimension to this challenging underground sector, enhancing the efficiency and performance of the TBM, especially in challenging ground conditions.

We offer the broadest range of products and services available to cater to the needs and problems of TBM tunnels, whether employing the soft ground shielded method or open hard rock method. By integrating from project start-up, our internationally based tunneling specialists work with all relevant stakeholders to maximize TBM advance rate and to ensure the most successful product system from the first push.

TBM

Waterproofing

Spray-applied waterproofing membranes

Tunnels can have a service life of 100 years or more. Improving the structure’s integrity and protecting it from the long-term damaging effects of water is a fundamental consideration of the tunneling industry.

In response to industry demand, BASF has developed an innovative spray-applied waterproofing membrane system that demonstrates excellent bonding properties. These membranes facilitate the construction while mitigating the risk of water ingress by eliminating potential water paths. It is used in many new built tunnels and rehabilitation projects worldwide.

By using these membranes, eventual rehabilitation or repairs of leaks is far simpler compared to most other waterproofing technologies. Another advantage is their versatility and cost-effectiveness in rehabilitation projects as well as their compatibility with other waterproofing systems.

Waterproofing: Sprayable membranes