Trenchless Rehab Solution Lifts Box Culvert in Pensacola, Florida
Ground Works lifts a quadruple box culvert 24″ in this trenchless culvert repair project
Trenchless Technology Magazine
August 8th, 2016 by Aaron Hall
In April 2014, Florida’s panhandle experienced a historic flooding event, which was highlighted by 20 in. of rainfall in just two days. For perspective, on average, the rainfall in this area is just more than 60 in. a year.
This once-a-century event caused numerous sinkholes, portions of Interstate-10 were closed and the soils of the entire region were completely saturated for an extended period of time. As the rain waters eventually receded, a large amount of voids were created in the soil, wreaking havoc on the affected areas public works and infrastructure systems.
Jackson Lakes Box Culvert
Specifically, as a result of this storm, the Jackson Lakes box culvert in Pensacola suffered a tremendous amount…
Culvert and Highway Rescue for Alabama’s Department of Transportation
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…