Tag: Robert Emfinger
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…