Central Texas Shotcrete Shoring in New Braunfels
April 2013 – Curtis Concrete Pumping (CCP) retained by a national road and bridge contractor for professional shotcrete placement as part of a Texas Department of Transportation (TXDoT) wall stabilization project in Central Texas.
Prior to CCP’s arrival, the contractor installed vertical concrete piles to stabilize the soils around a historic brick wall underpass along an outdated bridge. After having removed the brick façade from the wall the contractor began excavating in 5-6 feet levels to partially expose the piles. A rebar grid was then installed and doweled into the concrete columns.
The expansion of Seguin Avenue near the I-35 corridor in New Braunfels, Texas called for the utilization of CCP’s American Concrete Institute (ACI) certified shotcrete nozzlemen. CCP mobilized with all equipment and labor to effectively and efficiently place the concrete onto the excavated, reinforced wall. Approximately 700 linear feet on each of the four sides of the bridge underpass were stabilized. CCP coordinated alongside the general contractor over the course of several months as excavation continued and the next level was excavated, pinned and reinforced.
CCP’s turn-key shotcrete placement service streamlined the contractor’s scope of work, allowing it to focus internal resources on other areas of the project. Original bricks from the old wall were reclaimed as part of the new, exterior wall once the additional roadway lanes were added.
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