Tag: manhole structure repair
Repairing America’s Infrastructure
It doesn’t take an engineer or politician to know how bad America’s infrastructure has become. In fact, anyone who regularly sits in traffic or rides a transit system on their daily commute can testify to how critical our aging transportation systems are. URETEK Holdings is one company that helps repair America’s roadways, bridges, runways, storm drains, railways, and ports to keep America running.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) says that America must invest $3.6 trillion in our infrastructure by 2020. Yet, between the Obama administration’s 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the 2013 Fix-It-First program, in the last four years only $71 billion has been allocated for repairs and upgrades to the nation’s highways, bridges, tunnels, overpasses and ports.
Every four years the ASCE analyzes America’s infrastructure and puts…
Manhole Structure Repair
Transfield Services, a Florida Department of Transportation contractor, contacted URETEK Holdings to seal the joints and stabilize the soil surrounding the structure for a manhole cover that had settled almost 12 inches due to inflow and infiltration.
The project challenges included total pipe to structure joint failure and high water flow in the pipes. Consequently, other methods had failed, but URETEK was up for the challenge.
URETEK’s solution was to inject the URETEK polymer directly through the base of the structure and invert of RCP to seal and stop the soil mitigation.
URETEK’s business development manager, Tommy Russum, started the process by designing injection port quantities and depths in conjunction with the…