Latest Slide Rail Success - Wilmington, DE
Slide Rail, Linear Multiple Bay Application - Force Main Repair Project
TrenchTech assists valued customer, Michael F Ronca & Sons, Inc., with shoring engineering/support.
Michael F Ronca & Sons, Inc. is a Fully Diversified Construction Company recognized for their success throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.
Slide Rail, Linear Multiple Bay, was used to expose one 108" force sewer main. The goal was to bypass the sewer main with three smaller pipes so that a leak could be repaired. The widest section was 34' x 60' x 12'.
The 4' panels are installed next, then the pit will be dug another 4' deeper.
Next, prepwork begins on the 108" force main so that it can be tapped and detoured. This will allow for the repairs to be conducted.
They are down to grade, next up - digging underneath the main sewer line and pouring concrete cradles.
The smaller emergency pumps are almost in, then the bypass will be connected.
The emergency pumps are installed while preparation continues.
Steel road plates were used instead of concrete forms, saving time and money. Heavy plastic was used as a bond breaker.
Forming up for one more pour by the two pipe openings. Once that is done the bypass pipes will go in one hole and a shut off valve in the other.
The valves that fit to the top of the pipe had to be reformed to fit. They also have to finish pouring concrete around the valve bodies.
Almost ready to cut the pipe and install the new valves and bypass.
They tapped into the main and this week they will have the pipes hooked up. Next week they will be flowing through the bypass.
Soon as they get another valve, they will start to bypass next Tuesday.
The bypass is up and running and a section of pipe is cut out. Now they can go up inside to repair the damaged pipe.
The system will be in the ground for a few more months.