The building had been constructed in 2001 on an alluvial debris fan along the south side of the Colorado River. Hydro-collapsible soils beneath the building’s foundation had subsided and caused the structure to sink 9 inches in 10 years. MWGC stabilized the building with 307 100-ft-deep compaction grout columns, ultimately raising the facility 4 inches.
MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS (MWGC) provided structural stabilization services to extend the life of the Montrose Armory facility. Constructed in 1990, the building had experienced slab on grade settlement and heaving over the years that was affecting the walls, doors, frames, flooring and plumbing.
Woodrow Wilson Academy, a Jefferson County School District facility, experienced a water line leak into the slab of one of its three buildings. The water line leak went undetected for a number of months. The floor started moving around, the walls started cracking, and after several months of investigation by the original contractor and original design team, the leaking water line was identified and corrected. The gym floor, which had been ruined by the water leak, was replaced.
The City of Glenwood Springs selected MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS to stabilize and repair the sinking and deteriorating foundation on this 30,000 square foot structure. Roofing and mechanical systems damaged by the building’s settling were repaired or replaced as needed. The south vestibule and the south parking lot were also replaced during the project.