Pickens Class III Transfer Station Slab Replacement
Davis & Floyd developed an innovative procedure to determine the supportive structure of the 4,200 SF transfer station as structural drawings for the existing station were unavailable. To do this, our structural team installed temporary bracing, removed a section of deteriorated slab, and inspected the reinforcing and subgrade underneath. By revealing that the slab did not provide lateral support for the structure, Davis & Floyd saved time and cost on this project.
Because Pickens County was in a unique and time-sensitive position, our team crafted two design options for the county, explained the cost and time frame of each, and allowed the county to make the best decision pursuant to its own needs. Because of the deterioration to the slab’s subgrade, the county ultimately chose to demolish and replace the slab, the most durable solution to extend the service life of the transfer station.
The plan our team developed to address this solution included specifications for the extent of demolition, temporary support requirements, and modifications to the slab’s existing structure. Our team recommended design elements that would preserve the new slab, preventing similar deterioration in the future. These included slope dimensions and floor drains to accommodate rainfall, slab protection and durability measures against the heat of sunlight, and steel rebar and concrete for the long-term preservation of the station’s viability.
- Environmental Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Wastewater Services