This was a concrete sawing and drilling job of seismic proportions—20 million pounds cut and removed above and below water, 5,000 holes cored to depths up to 39.4 feet, 7,500 square feet of surface scarified—completed in phases over a three-year period.
On the banks of the Willamette River at a bustling port in Portland, Oregon, a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) analyst and a core drilling operator inspected a series of reinforced octagonal concrete piles and drilled cores for crucial structural integrity tests on an aging pier.
A general contractor was told “shush” when it attempted to remove a substantial area of concrete from outside the library of a top-ranking university, so it called upon a specialist diamond driller to lead a class on low-noise demolition.
A specialty concrete sawing and drilling contractor was recently called to Port Manatee on the southeastern edge of Tampa Bay, Florida, to cut and remove a 600-foot-long, 44-foot-wide section of a 3-foot-thick concrete wharf and seawall.
A general contractor in New York was recently tasked with the in-depth inspection of the Brooklyn—Queens Expressway’s (BQE) triple cantilever bridge as part of a $1.7-billion reconstruction project.
A skilled concrete cutting contractor worked under extreme pressure to get train services in England back on track after the side of a railway bridge collapsed onto an important rail route between London and the East Midlands region of the country.