Any ideas what this is?

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Maffume

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Sorry, not sure this is the correct board to ask in.
However.
Weve had a trench open at work for a few weeks now.
The job got held once they surveyed the drainage levels and it had to go back to the engineers and be revised.

However, this sort of white almost sappy stuff has started to show through the edge of the excavation.
Its show in the attached photos, towards the bottom.

Could anyone on here shed any light on what it might be?

My apologies for the photo coming up sideways.
Its towards the right in the photo and looks a bit bubbly almost.View attachment 9370
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
Sorry, not sure this is the correct board to ask in.
However.
Weve had a trench open at work for a few weeks now.
The job got held once they surveyed the drainage levels and it had to go back to the engineers and be revised.

However, this sort of white almost sappy stuff has started to show through the edge of the excavation.
Its show in the attached photos, towards the bottom.

Could anyone on here shed any light on what it might be?

My apologies for the photo coming up sideways.
Its towards the right in the photo and looks a bit bubbly almost.View attachment 9370
not quite sure but is this what you mean ?? :unsure:... no ideas from this

bubbly stuff.JPG
 
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Maffume

New member
That's the stuff.
I wasnt sure if it was salts or similar, but it's like a cross between bubbles and something almost sap like.
It's in Kings Lynn so it's fairly prone to flooding and I'm guessing there is quite a lot of salt in the water.

The machine op asked me the question, I wondered if it was gas related or similar in all honesty.

It's been under a floor slab for probably a year and a half so that's what made me wonder.
Theres also signs of some sort of culvert that is at one point of the trench, to be fair I stood on that to take this photo but its along the whole area of the trench that has been open for that time.
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
That's the stuff.
I wasnt sure if it was salts or similar, but it's like a cross between bubbles and something almost sap like.
It's in Kings Lynn so it's fairly prone to flooding and I'm guessing there is quite a lot of salt in the water.

The machine op asked me the question, I wondered if it was gas related or similar in all honesty.

It's been under a floor slab for probably a year and a half so that's what made me wonder.
Theres also signs of some sort of culvert that is at one point of the trench, to be fair I stood on that to take this photo but its along the whole area of the trench that has been open for that time.
odd ..... does it have any taste/smell ?
 
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Maffume

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I haven't really smelt it and I wouldn't fancy tasting it.
How are Stalagtites forms exactly?
I wonder if it is similar to that.
 
Regy53

Regy53

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pfff your not a real man if you dont taste it... its what we all do. is that water or anti freeze on the floor. Oh its antifreeze :D
 
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Maffume

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To be honest, I would be totally unsupervised by it being some sort of fluid or contaminant.
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
pfff your not a real man if you dont taste it... its what we all do. is that water or anti freeze on the floor. Oh its antifreeze:D
:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: ....... sounds all too familiar
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
To be honest, I would be totally unsupervised by it being some sort of fluid or contaminant.
not knowing what the site was, I can understand your reticence to taste it ... might be anything, from some sort of salt to arsenic :eek: .... get some one dull to try it :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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