Spring in Kansas City has been wet, but everyone is powering through – mud and all. We recently worked with our customer who was upgrading utilities for an addition to a senior citizen housing complex. They contacted USE KC to consult on how to shore the sanitary sewer improvements. This consisted of replacing a manhole, and performing an auger bore under the main ground electrical transformer that provides power to the entire building complex to install the sewer main line to the new manhole. The sewer work ranged from 16 to 18 feet deep. One of the challenges was keeping an access road in service which was located only 10 feet to the side of the sanitary sewer line.
The customer owned some trench shields, and USE Kansas City augmented their shields with seven more rental shields, which allowed them to shore all of the work areas, including the boring pit, the boring receiving pit, and manhole set location. By using a combination of steel and aluminum shields, and steel road plates, we were able to meet the customer’s shoring needs. This was a USE Kansas City team effort, with all sales representatives, office and shop personnel and drivers contributing to execute key roles required to meet the customer’s needs. Our customer was very pleased with the solutions and service, which enabled them to stay on track with their timeline, in spite of weather delays.