Strong to the Core
Sep24

Strong to the Core

Diamond Drilling Strengthens Viaduct A CSDA member in the United Kingdom was called in to help save a historic engineering masterpiece and keep a busy railway line in operation. In recent years, four of the piers at the Hayle Viaduct in southwest England had been affected by subsidence. These piers lie in the original creek bed at the center of the historic town of Hayle in Cornwall. To stop the viaduct piers from subsiding any...

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Changing the Locks
Sep24

Changing the Locks

Core Drilling Key to Canal Restoration The advantages of core drilling with diamond tools have helped architects and engineers realize the completion of successful projects for many years. Often, core drilling techniques are used for the installation of modern elements that enhance or stregnthen an existing bulding or structure. This past April, however, a cutting contractor was asked to help with a $1.7-million restoration project...

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Shine On
Sep24

Shine On

CSDA Member Gives Concrete Floor New Lease of Life Indiana Flooring Carpet One is a CSDA member and part of the association’s Polishing Committee. Mike and Tony Jackson are the co-owners and the company services residential and business properties in central Indiana. In addition, the company has commercial and national accounts that cover the entire Midwest. Recently, the company was contacted by a couple that had just bought a home...

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A Monumental Task
Sep24

A Monumental Task

Famous Sculptures Cut and Removed from Olympic Trail The construction of an elevated toll highway in Mexico City required the removal of ten large reinforced concrete sculptures, measuring between 7 and 22 meters tall (23 and 72 feet), from the roadside of an existing highway. The sculptures were over 40 years old and had become synonymous with the city, so a solution was needed to remove and relocate them without impacting their...

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Escape Route
Sep24

Escape Route

Contractor Creates Safe Passage from Dry Dock After discovering a dry dock was not living up to its name and retaining approximately 12,000 cubic meters (423,776 cubic feet) of water, a dockyard owner began looking for precise, cost-effective ways to correct the situation. A cutting contractor was chosen to perform sawing, drilling and breaking techniques that helped remove over 350 tons of reinforced concrete and allowed the dock to...

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