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Schoolhouse Stormwater Improvements

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  • Project Type
    Residential Drainage Work
  • Our Role
    Primary Contractor

Overview

The Schoolhouse is a townhome community consisting of ten pods with 7-8 homes in each pod. Back when these townhomes were originally built in the late 1990s and early 2000s, there probably was no specific stormwater plan associated with the construction.

As a result, the entire community had serious drainage issues, and Berg Construction was brought in to remediate the subdivision’s stormwater problems.

 

Our Biggest Challenge

The tight job site was easily the most significant challenge on this project. We had very little room to maneuver around the existing homes, and at times, there was only a foot or two between our work and the external walls of a townhome. This also brought a lot of attention to our work from community residents.

In addition, we needed to make sure that the walking trails surrounding the homes remained safe and undamaged while we completed our stormwater work, and we also had to work around existing utilities.

 

End Result

We worked our way through the Schoolhouse housing development one or two pods at a time for about six months — each pod typically took us two weeks. We excavated and compacted the trenches, installed 1,200+ LF of 12” storm pipe and 2,000+ LF of 4” and 6” PVC roof drain pipe, installed 30+ Nyloplast inlets and drain boxes, installed 30+ sump pump connections, and completed the final grading and seeding.

All told, we finished this project on time and on budget, to our client’s satisfaction.