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The Nitty Gritty

The official Team UMA Blog

Utilizing Soil Nails: Unique Temporary Shoring Project

In early 2016, URETEK MA was contacted to assist in the installation of the shoring for a Wet Well Cofferdam, at a Wastewater Pump Station in South Carolina.  UMA was contacted to serve as a Design-Build subcontractor, on a temporary shoring project that had run into unforeseen conditions.  The original plan was to drive in a […]

Hatteras Ferry Terminal Soil Stabilization: Noninvasive HDPR Solution

Hatteras, North Carolina is home to the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and over 50 miles of beautiful shoreline.  While the year-round population is about 3,000-4,000, this spikes in the summer months to 50,000+ visitors per week.  The Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet is also located on the southern end of the island, and is a […]

Emergency Bridge Underpinning: Choosing Micropiles

Unusually high rainfall left the town of Murphy, NC without running water, a damaged sewer, and devastated roadways.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation contacted URETEK MA to design and build micropiles to support the bridge.  Bridge #245 in Cherokee County, NC suffered structural damage from the rainfall, as the soil under the bridge abutment […]

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