Category: Before & After

13Feb 2015

URETEK’s Safety Culture

By Robert Armstead

Workplace safety is paramount at URETEK Holdings because of the many hazardous environments and conditions the work crews navigate on a daily basis.  Everyone, including all of our clients and customers, wants our crews to be safe on the job.  At one job site the crew may be dealing with power lines over their work space, at another job it could be working in the confined space of a storm drain, or along a busy highway, or rail road, or even working on a barge in the Everglades.  Regardless of what the safety challenges are on each individual project, the URETEK crew is well prepared and trained to keep themselves and others safe on the job site. It all starts by creating a culture built on safety.

Recently, URETEK was given a 0.75 safety rating.  This Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is given by the National Council on Compensation…

20Mar 2014

Culvert and Highway Rescue for Alabama’s Department of Transportation

By uretekhr

Situation:  The Alabama State Department of Transportation discovered a large void beneath a three-barrel public culvert under a heavily traveled two-lane rural highway.


Background: After many years, the soil beneath a three-barrel culvert had washed away to the point where the stream water no longer flowed through the culvert but into the void. Since the two-lane roadway above the culvert was heavily traveled, there was growing concern that the culvert and the road above might collapse. The potential for serious traffic disruption as a result of such an event prompted the Alabama DOT to take action and resolve the problem.

Solution:  URETEK Holdings was called in to fill the voids underneath the culvert, displacing the water, and ultimately restore a correct waterflow and stabilize the…

9Sep 2013

The Mail Must Get Through

By uretekhr

Here is a “before” shot of a postal facility in West Virginia we helped out.  This facility was built on top of mine spoils and had experienced some settlement over the past 10 years.  Full depth repair was estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars.

URETEK was able to lift the slab and stabilize the structure at a fraction of the cost.  Here’s the “after” shot.  The best part was our crew did not disrupt the mail operations and the mail carriers were able to get the mail delivered on time.