Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cambria Contracting's Steel Resolve

Once upon a time, in a bustling community along the Niagara River sat a massive 10 acre steel fabricating facility.  But, as these factories are apt to do, time had come for the building to be demolished, and as possible environmental hazard it was important to bring in a company capable of doing the job correctly.  After bids and interviews, it was decided that Cambria Contracting was the right one for the job, and as the following paragraphs will reveal, the only choice to make.

The Roblin Steel Plant was once a fixture of the steel industry in Buffalo along with Bethlehem Steel and a few other companies.  This particular site was the gem of the Roblin factories and contained every facet of a fully-operational steel plant.  As such, there was much to be done if this site were to reach Brownfield regulatory standards.  By choosing Cambria Contracting, local government could rest easy.

This site, as with any old steel facility, touched upon nearly every specialty that Cambria Contracting has.  First the project held several pumps, sumps and quenching ponds.  The pumping units all have caulks and industrial greases which require special containment practices to ensure proper disposal.  One of the main concerns about projects like this is ensuring that these substances do not enter the surrounding habitat.  Contamination becomes next to impossible if removal is done correctly and keeps the two apart.  Quenching ponds are a bit more difficult as they are often outside and count on evaporation to ensure safe disposal.  But when time comes to remove the pond itself it has to be done carefully and ensure the pond is able to remain out of contact with the environment.  Cambria Contracting recognizes this and was able to keep this separation in place during the process.

Despite their success with these options, Cambria Contracting was still required to remediate contaminated soil throughout the complex This was done after the removal of all the buildings the complex consisted of.  The site was also filtered and dewatered to help in the remediation.

The final step was what to do with the thousands of tons of concrete that was left over from the demolition of the complex's buildings.  Any metals were salvage and all of the concrete that wasn't contaminated was crushed in order to be used as clean fill in other situations.


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