BIG-FOOT® Polymer Slurry Mixing Instructions

This guide provides detailed instructions on the correct use of BIG-FOOT Polymer Slurry and supplemental additives.  Explained in this document is the standard way to handle and mix BIG-FOOT polymer drilling fluids.  BIG-FOOT is a water-soluble polymer packaged as a granular material that works with a complete system process.   Designed as a primary fluid, BIG-FOOT offers ease of use and reliable field success when used in the construction of drilled shafts and bored piles.

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Freeze Protection BIG-FOOT® Polymer Slurry

Construction drilling using slurry and cold weather don’t mix that well.  In the drilling industry when using slurry a number of things can go wrong when the temperature drops below 32°F.  The polymer slurry will freeze.  Taking a few simple precautions easily prevents damage and equipment failure due to expanding from freezing. Click for more information.


BIG-FOOT® Polymer Slurry Maintenance and Reuse During Drilling

BIG-FOOT polymer slurry works at specific optimal concentrations, similar to bentonite slurry.  Without the proper polymer potency in the slurry, the slurry will not perform correctly by forming a membrane to help control slurry loss and check the slurry from entering the sidewalls of the surrounding formation.  The recommended dosage of BIG-FOOT polymer and FORTIFY within the slurry is also needed to apply the required positive differential pressure against the sidewalls of the excavation. Click here for more information.