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Oleson's Food Store: Grading & Paving

May 1, 2006

Challenge: Occupancy permit prior to winter; weather
Solution: Stay open after seasonal hours; pave base course in snow

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Everywhere you go… That song triggers visions of holiday cheer, building snowmen in the front yard, Christmas cookies, and asphalt paving? Yes, asphalt paving. When a job has to be done, despite the weather, Team Elmer’s answers the call.

Oleson’s Food Store, when building their grocery store on the corner of Three Mile and Hammond Road, got off to a late start with permitting delays. Still trying to meet an early spring opening, Team Elmer’s stepped up to the task, getting this project back on track.

Working expeditiously on-site, two and three crews at a time, Team Elmer’s created a mountain (15,000 yards) of topsoil, moved 30,000 yards of soil to create retention ponds, balance the site, and exported 11,000 yards of material off-site. Additional materials were moved once grades were set on the lot.

Eight inch water mains and two inch water leads totaling 2,150 feet were installed on the site by numerous pipe crews. Eight inch sanitary sewer mains and six inch sanitary sewer leads totaling 1,406 feet were installed by attentive individuals. Storm sewer included 8 inch, 12 inch, and 15 inch diameter pipes, in a system containing 2,295 feet of material. 4,100 cubic yards of gravel was placed prior to paving. After several inclement weather delays, saturated gravel was removed and replaced to prepare for paving – yes, in the snow flurries. Asphalt was paved in phases, installing 500 ton and 715 ton at a time for the base course application.

Team Elmer’s answers the challenge again and again, with our knowledgeable staff, our dedicated crew, and our positive attitude.

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