For decades, McAninch Corporation has performed soil stabilization on the construction projects they have been involved with.  Historically, this excavation process was done for two main reasons. The first reason was to dry the soils, which the old timers would call “powdered sunshine”, and the second reason was to change the characteristics of the soils.

Complacency is perhaps one of the biggest problems we face in completing our daily tasks.  It is an attitude that determines how we respond to given situations.  In my safety career, I wish I would have kept track of how many times I have heard “we have always done it this way”. 

 

 

During the night of May 23, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa, SW 9th Street just north of Army Post Road was shut down. This was done to install a sanitary sewer service and a water service for the new QuikTrip Store that is being constructed on the NE corner of that intersection.

Drainage culverts play an important part in ensuring your construction project will be successful and last a long time. When working on a project in a residential area, multi-plate, galvanized corrugated metal (CMP) culverts are a great option. These culverts are built for a number of uses, but can be designed to support a paved road over the top of them.