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HRSD 24″ Forcemain Abandonment

Virginia Beach, VA

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The Job

HRSD’s Virginia Beach Boulevard Forcemain Replacement project installed more than a mile of new pipe to replace an aging 24″ force main.

As part of decommissioning the original force main, it needed to be filled completely with grout.

The Challenge

Due to extensive widening of the roadway, the pipe was originally constructed alongside, extensive commercial and residential development, the number of access points needed to be as few as possible. This was driven by extensive structures over/adjacent to the old pipe, and a desire to reduce disruptions to adjacent stakeholders, and the risk of any utility strikes during access pit excavation.

The Solution

CJGeo grouted more than 7,000LF of the 24″ pipe over a period of four working days onsite. The pipe was completely filled, which was verified by uniform material venting from the far end of each run. Run lengths ranged from 450LF to more than 2000LF.