Solid Waste Transfer Station Tipping Floor Resurfacing, City of Muscatine, Iowa

Solid Waste Transfer Station Tipping Floor Resurfacing

Location
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City of Muscatine, Iowa

Overview

This project reconstructed the deteriorated tipping floor of the City of Muscatine's solid waste transfer station, ensuring safety and stability for those using the facility.

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The City of Muscatine’s solid waste transfer facility provides a hub for moving waste from the urban area to its landfill. The original floor was constructed with a 14-inch thickness and two layers of reinforcement set on concrete foundation piles. Continually pushing trash into the truck hopper with heavy equipment eroded the surface floor. More than 6 inches of concrete and much of the top layer of steel reinforcement were removed, compromising the floor’s structural integrity, becoming a hazard to those entering the facility.

After traditional materials were found to be cost prohibitive, the City of Muscatine, Bolton & Menk, and Hahn Ready Mix developed a ready mixed concrete design alternative. This durable, quick-to-install, and cost-effective option maintained the facility’s essential public service. Bolton & Menk's design identified materials and methods to streamline construction, while the city, contractor, and ready mixed supplier scheduled every step of the process.

Maturity testing indicated sufficient strength had been achieved 8 hours prior to the scheduled facility reopening. The completed bonded concrete overlay blends seamlessly with the surrounding concrete. This project reconstructed the deteriorated tipping floor of the City of Muscatine's solid waste transfer station, ensuring safety and stability for those using the facility.

Awards
  • Iowa Ready Mix Concrete Association – 2023 Excellence in Concrete Award – Repair and Restoration

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