To create the Rooms to Go 1.45 million-square-foot distribution center and retail operation, Glover Construction performed approximately 800,000 cubic yards of earthwork including grading, soil stabilization, compaction, and topsoil removal and replacement. In addition to work to accommodate the building, Glover’s site work also included roads, detention ponds and two large parking lots.
The site conditions consisted of raw land with what appeared to be unsuitable soils, which could have meant major delays and significant cost increases. With Glover Construction’s deep experience dealing with questionable soils and its fleet of oversized, custom-built discs, compaction rollers, and articulated tractors, Glover was able to salvage all of the material on-site. Extensive implementation of underground drainage pipe/sock system enabled us to dry the material enough to manipulate it with the oversized equipment. The ability to salvage the questionable material saved the client significant time and costs on the project. Not a single load of material was removed from the site as unsuitable, and the site work was finished ahead of schedule, under budget, and without contractor generated change orders.