Grade outdoor area and put in asphalt pads, roads and paths.
Hulcher crews graded five acres of space, cleared out metal scraps with the grapple truck and brought in rock to cover the space.
Hulcher put in 1,200 feet of asphalt pads, roads and paths, providing a functional space for the railroad’s Materials group.
The crew installed a concrete grate drain and patched 60 holes with concrete.
The railroad tore down an old building at their yard, opening up a large area to use for outdoor storage. With the demolition completed, the railroad needed a contractor to clean and prepare the space for their Materials Department to use.
Hulcher was selected to create a storage pad, and deployed a grader, roller, paver, backhoe, dump truck and grapple truck to perform the work. Hulcher's crew graded the area and the grapple truck employed its magnet attachment to remove metal scraps and debris from the space. Hulcher then put in rock and put in the asphalt pad.
The initial project scope called only for Hulcher to create the pad; as the project progressed the railroad significantly increased the area to be upgraded into storage space. Ultimately Hulcher graded and prepared five acres of storage space and put in 1,200 feet of asphalt pads, roads and paths. In addition, Hulcher crews installed a concrete grate drain and patched more than 60 holes with concrete.
Railroad personnel were extremely satisfied with Hulcher’s performance. Over the course of the project they expanded the area that Hulcher prepared by more than 800% from the original plan.
With the project completed, the railroad is now able to use this space more effectively, storing rails, ties and other materials for ready access. The asphalt pad, roads and paths allow their staff to access and move the stored materials more quickly and safely then before, and the graded surface with rock overlay allows improved drainage and run-off from rain.