Industrial foundation repair
Over the years, Abalon has worked in petrochemical plants, gas plants, rail yards, airports, dams, water treatment plants, etc.
We set up a trailer, bin and toilet. All are required for longer projects.
In this project, the trees needed to be removed.
Trains were running the entire duration of the project.
High voltage, communications, gas, water and sewer lines were all encountered.
Trees were recycled.
Even the boss gets in on the action.
The berm needed removal to allow for foundation repair.
Soil was stored on site.
Documentation is a must on larger projects. Pictures and a log are kept for the duration.
Concrete in the way is saw cut, broken and recycled.
Hand excavation is required to expose all utilities.
Supervisor gives pointers to concrete breaker.
Soil was moved away from the excavation.
Entrances were maintained and operable at all times.
Safety is of utmost importance at Abalon.
Our operators have a golden touch.
Supervisor guides shoring box.
Shoring boxes are a must; this project was 12 feet deep.
Perforated drain pipe failed. It was plugged and full of roots which caused basement to leak.
Services cause headaches for shoring process.
Walls were cleaned, cracks were chipped and caulked with polyurethane.
The magnitude of this repair is evident in this picture.
Safe worker is a happy worker.
Safety gear used as waterproofing membrane is troweled on.
Waterproofing is allowed to dry.
Foundation wrap was installed along with a 6 inch weeping tile and washed rock.
Project is backfilled in lifts and tamped.
Excavations can be sloped back 45% or shored depending on the soil conditions.
Shores must be moved many times to allow for cleaning, chipping, patching, waterproofing and wrapping.
Flashing is used to protect the foundation wrap at the top.
The work is endless and needs to be done safely and correctly.
Portion of concrete entrance that was re-poured after repairs.
Backfilling by hand and with machines.
The berm is reinstalled.
Berm is hydro seeded for grass to grow back.