Driftwood represents a serious threat to the reliability of your railroad bridge piers. It increases the water pressure on the piers, inhibits water flow and increases the potential for localized flooding as well.
Deploying crews and equipment to clear out this driftwood debris can be costly, and it may force you to redirect your limited maintenance-of-way resources from other important projects.
Hulcher Services offers a solution to this problem, providing all the necessary excavators, dump trucks and railroad contractor professionals to remove and haul off driftwood from your bridge piers. Along with driftwood, railroad bridge piers can suffer from build-up of sand, dirt, mud and other debris, and Hulcher's crews and equipment can remove this build-up as well.
In some cases you can pre-schedule this work; our team can operate independently or support your maintenance-of-way crews seamlessly. Often you may schedule driftwood removal as part of a larger railroad bridge maintenance project or flood control / ditch and culvert project. In other instances you may need to act with little notice to clear out the driftwood when water levels are low.
Hulcher maintains a fleet of Caterpillar® equipment strategically located across the United States, with crews who can be deployed within 60 minutes of your call, 365 days a year.
Either way, Hulcher is ready to solve your driftwood problem with the same responsiveness and quality you’ve come to expect from all our railroad services.
Now is the time to clear out the driftwood and other debris from beneath your railroad bridges to keep them safe and trouble-free - Call 800-637-5471 and talk to one of our business professionals to learn more.
|Case Study - Hulcher Clears Fire Damage For Bridge Repair, Performs Driftwood Removal From Bridge Piers
A fire on driftwood resulted in a bridge repair project for the railroad. During this work it became apparent that the driftwood was causing more concerns than just a fire threat. The railroad needed a contractor that could support their crew's bridge repair work and to pull out the driftwood from around the bridge piers.
Photos of Railroad Bridge Driftwood Removal