The city of La Mesa, California had a multitude of manhole issues. Water infiltration was seeping, bleeding, and leaking through the concrete, and causing issues like the creation of voids in the soil from water flow.
Antelope Drive in Clearfield, Utah, had two bridges (F-581 and F-582) whose approach and departure slabs needed rehabilitation. The slabs on both structures had settled as much as two inches from years of heavy traffic.
The University of Tennessee purchased an historic warehouse structure to consolidate their Facility Support Services department. Loose soils under the support columns had poor load bearing capacity.
A roadway area measuring approximately 40 feet by 12 feet cracked and dropped about 1.5 inches in the main lanes of US 81 in Decatur, Texas. The ends of this dropped section “pumped” as traffic crossed over, causing the ends to break apart.
Highway US-50, nicknamed the “Loneliest Highway in America,” had pavement settlement in a section about five miles outside of Austin, NV, causing three severe diagonal fissures in the road surface to develop.
At one Weis location in Linglestown, Pennsylvania, a major trip hazard developed along the sidewalks and curbing on both sides of the store entrance. This settlement posed a hazard to the public and Weis’ customers.
State of Wyoming’s warehouse used for storage and distribution of their statewide liquor inventory, started developing cracks and growing in the floor slab due to the large inventory. This created a topple hazard and trip hazards.
A two-inch deep dip developed in the primary runway for Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base located in Maryland. The settled pavement needed to be reconstructed or repaired to restore operations of this essential runway.
The Naval Air Station (NAS) in Corpus Christi, Texas, had an emergency problem on their hands when Runway 13L/31R settled so significantly that it prevented small aircraft operations.
The building site for the museum was constructed using poor fill materials including rubble from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The low bearing strength of these sub-grade soils caused the structure to settle over time.