Tag: infrastructure repair
Recent Webinar on Injectable Barriers™ is Popular Learning Opportunity
The recent webinar Ground Works hosted on Injectable Barrier Walls, titled Trenchless Applications for Restricting Groundwater and Contamination movement, provided an excellent learning opportunity for engineers, environmental consultants or for those seeking to learn more about innovative applications for subsurface barrier walls, curtain walls or for stabilizing soils for trenching.
Robert W. Moody, Jr., Ground Works’ President, presented along with Tim Harmon, P.E. with Handex/HCR. They presented three case studies presenting environmental containment and control and seepage management for dams, dikes, levees, and water control structures. Some of these presentations included the FDOT SR7 Injectable Barrier Wall, FPL Headwall Installation and the Handex Consulting and Remediation FDOT Riviera Beach subsurface contamination groundwater restriction project.
The webinar lasted for about approximately 50 minutes, however the subject matter of the webinar must have highly intrigued the audience. Mr. Moody and Mr. Harman went on to…
Inflow and Infiltration Trenchless Repair
This new video highlights three projects where the URETEK polymer injection process is used to trenchlessly seal and repair lateral lines and manholes from inflow and infiltration (I/I). The application is quick and cost-effective and provides effective I/I mitigation.
Ground Works Featured in Trenchless Technology Article
In the July 2016 issue of Trenchless Technology, Ground Works Solutions’ CFO, Aaron Hall, writes about the successful rehabilitation of a box culvert in Pensacola, Florida. In the piece, Aaron discusses the problems created by historic flooding in Escambia County and how Ground Works Solutions was able to lift a box culvert structure by two feet in order to restore its long-term viability.
You can read about the scope of the project and the challenges in the article here.
Zero Excavation Inflow & Infiltration Restoration At the Naval Air Station in Pensacola after a High Water Event
Ever since the U.S. purchased Florida from Spain in 1821, the site where the Naval Air Station (NAS) in Pensacola currently stands has provided a base for military operations. In 1826, construction began on the Pensacola Navy Yard and it eventually became one of the “best-equipped naval stations” in the U.S. During this period, the Navy Yard was used for docking and repairing the warships of that period. When the Navy saw the advantages of aviation in combat, Pensacola became an aviation training station in 1914 and the station was built on the side of the old Navy Yard. In 2014, NAS Whiting Field celebrated 71 years in operation and is considered to be the “backbone of the Navy’s flight program” and is still one of the most important Navy bases in the U.S.
Sealing Annular Space in a Sliplined Pipeline
In the United States, billions upon billions of gallons of stormwater are transported through the local sewer systems every day. The pipes that the water travels through have different degrees of structural integrity. Some of the pipes are as small as 8 inches in diameter and some are as large as 120 inches. The storm sewers can be made out of brick, metal, concrete, clay and plastic. As communities grow and these sewer systems age, local governments are forced to incur costs far beyond the material and labor to rehabilitate or expand the pipelines. Government officials must also figure out how to alleviate traffic delays, as well as business interruptions and disruption to neighborhoods, which can add to the cost of repairing the stormwater system.
One of the oldest and most cost effective methods of rehabilitating an existing drainage pipe is called sliplining. With sliplining, a new, smaller “carrier pipe” is installed inside the old, larger “host pipe.” …