Railroad Track Lifting & Stabilization
Shenandoah has been keeping trains on level tracks for decades with railroad track lifting & stabilization. Established in 1976, we have worked with thousands of clients throughout the state of Florida earning our reputation as the best geotechnical construction contractor in the industry. With over 40 years of experience helping keep America’s infrastructure moving, our projects have included railroad track lifting, leveling and soil stabilization. Our technically advanced teams have decades of training and experience in completing the most challenging projects, returning the structure to its original state or better. If you need railroad track lifting and stabilization, contact us today.
We are industry leaders and specialize in lifting & leveling large industrial type structures using a polymer soil and subsoil stabilizing process.
Importance of Railroad Bed Rehabilitation
Railroads have been essential to the fabric of the American landscape for 200 years, and the safe and efficient transportation of people and products remains imperative today. Nothing is more important than keeping people and products on time and safe. Managing time and staying on schedule is critical to everyone’s bottom line. At Shenandoah we use an eco-friendly, shut-down-free technology to densify, compact, stabilize, and lift loose soils and subbase by injecting a structural grade polymer into the failing railroad, building or highway bed.
Railroad Track & Bed Applications:
- Railroad Base Soil Stabilization
- Railroad Crossings
- Railway Lines
- Railway Station
- Railroad Tunnels
Causes of sinking railroad tracks & railroad crossings:
Both man-made and natural causes can lead to weak soils beneath railroad tracks. Base soils can be weakened by extreme loads, vibration, and constant movement. The original soil material/composition may not have been packed properly before construction, or nearby drilling, trenching or excavation may result in compromised soil quality. Heavy rains, flooding, water intrusion and displacement of water can lead to erosion and soil failure. Regardless of the cause, weak soils and subsoils result in voids, depressions, sinkholes (subsidence) and erosion. Any of these reasons can cause railroad track beds to fail and cause derailment.
Soil Subsidence is a Frequent Problem in Florida
The stability of any structure, such as railroad tracks or concrete slabs, is based primarily on the soil properties it is built upon. Florida’s sandy, limestone soils and geological conditions can cause voids in soil underneath foundations, concrete slabs, roadways, structures, railroads, and more. Under overbearing weight, the supporting soils will become inadequate to support the structures built upon them. When settlement occurs, it can destroy the value of the assets and property and even render it unsafe.
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What are the Benefits of the Shenandoah Railroad Track Lifting, Leveling & Soil Stabilization Process?
Weight Bearing Capacity Restored or Increased
Material Reaches 90% of Strength in 15 Minutes, Assets can be Used Immediately
Precision Pavement Leveling Often up to 1/8” Tolerance with Rapid Polymer Expansion
Use of Small 5/8” Injection Holes, No Deconstruction Reconstruction
Low Pressure Injection of Polymer down to Base and Subbase Soils
One-Time Cost-Effective Method for Long Lasting Restoration
The benefits of the Shenandoah process far outweigh the traditional mudjacking process. Although mudjacking is still used today for traditional foundation & slab lifting/leveling, the materials that are used with mudjacking often require a lengthy installation process and do not stabilize the underlying soil & subsoils as well as our polymer injection process. As a result, mudjacking restorations often have a much shorter life expectancy, which produce much higher costs down the road to resolve recurring problems. Other disadvantages to Mudjacking include the weight of the slurry grout, which can break up with vibration. Slurry grout pumped over distressed bases makes for a short life expectancy. Larger diameter drilling holes are needed, which can further compromise the current structure and mudjacking slurry grout can take up to 7 days to cure.
Infrastructure Lifting & Leveling and Soil Stabilization Methods
Shenandoah is a licensed affiliate of Uretek. Uretek’s (UDI) 2 stage deep injection polymer process has led the industry since the 1980’s. Commonly known as chemical grouting, UDI’s two stage deep injection polymer process, is a form of compaction & permeation grouting and soil stabilization for structures and water/fluid control, including:
- Culvert Repair & Restoration
- Bridge & Roadway Transition Lifting & Leveling
- Concrete Slab Lifting & Leveling
- Railroad Track Lifting & Leveling
- Foundation & Slab Lifting & Leveling
- Public Works & Utilities
- Airports & Runways
- Sea ports, etc.
Other Applications Include:
- Manufacturing Plants
- Agricultural Facilities
- Heavy Industry
- Industrial Parks
- Public Works
- Prison Facilities
- Hotels & Resorts
Contact Shenandoah, your Statewide Expert in Railroad Lifting, Leveling & Stabilization
When it comes to railroad lifting & stabilization, don’t settle for any company less than the best! With decades of technical and hands-on experience and thousands of successfully completed projects, Shenandoah’s portfolio of satisfied clients is nearly endless. Shenandoah uses the most current advanced equipment and materials in the industry to ensure project success and decades of long-lasting results. Saving our customers tens of thousands of dollars with extremely limited down time. Contact us today to start the inspection, restoration and maintenance program and project.
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Our Inspection, Restoration, and Maintenance, (IRM) Program has helped maximize the performance of our customers sanitary and stormwater systems for over 40 years.