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Jan 16, 2019 | 2:30 PM | Wednesday
21st Century Weep-Hole - Drainage & Erosion Control Solution Why send a backhoe to do what a 3/8” wrench can do? Professional Development, Civil Engineering: 1 hour Provided by Cheryl L. Moore Consulting, LLC Provider #004368 Objective: Understand new c
Why send a backhoe to do what a 3/8” wrench can do?
Professional Development, Civil Engineering: 1 hour
Provided by Cheryl L. Moore Consulting, LLC Provider #004368
Objective: Understand new concepts and products that improve the performance and lower the cost of relieving hydrostatic pressure from behind (or under) new or existing earth retaining structure including seawalls/bulkheads, bridge abutments, retaining walls, drainage canals, culverts, dam spillways, and more.
Abstract: Traditional drainage and erosion control systems are installed underground, behind the wall during initial construction or retrofitted by excavating existing structures. Over time, their performance begins to decrease. Since traditional drainage systems are buried, their decreased performance is usually not known until damage is visible on the wall. Repairing a failed drainage system can require costly excavation.
The development of front mounted, “maintainable” weep-hole drainage and erosion control filters has simplified installation and allows inexpensive retrofitting on existing structures. In addition, the health of the drainage system can be evaluated at any time. Maintenance can be performed at a significantly lower cost than excavating with a backhoe. Maintainable weep-hole filters can be removed and cleaned or, if necessary, replaced in minutes with only a 3/8” wrench.
Some of the product knowledge to be gained during the presentation on maintainable weep-hole filtration technology includes, front mount advantages, how the product works, why the product doesn’t fail and application specific options. Application knowledge would include drainage with erosion control, how to recognize potential wall failures, where and when these products are best used, how they are installed and options for existing walls vs. new construction. We will also present example projects where these products have been used by the USACOE, DOT’s, municipalities and the private sector.
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