Dewatering and Groundwater Control

210 Water Street

210 Water Street

Scope

Michels Construction, Inc. constructed an underground water retention cistern inside of an occupied apartment building. Due to historic water levels in Milwaukee, WI, a parking garage had been underwater and inaccessible since March of 2019.


Michels' scope included dewatering the site and excavating below the water table to construct the cast-in-place concrete cistern with a traffic accessible precast concrete lid and drive surface.


Residents of the building were notified weekly of all updates from the property manager, including when materials were moving and when crews were pouring concrete, to ensure minimal disruption.

The work site was a 75 by 75 foot below ground parking garage. To locate the generator to power the dewatering equipment, a barge was required as three sides of the site were landlocked with a river on the north side. Crews also strategically maneuvered equipment around the site due to some areas with low overhead clearance.

  • Michels constructed an underground water retention cistern inside of an occupied apartment  building. Due to historic water levels in Milwaukee, WI, a parking garage had been underwater and inaccessible since March of 2019.
  • Michels' scope included dewatering the site and excavating below the water table to construct the cast-in-place concrete cistern with a traffic accessible precast concrete lid and drive surface.
  • Residents of the building were notified weekly of all updates from the property manager, including when materials were moving and when crews were pouring concrete, to ensure minimal disruption.
  • The work site was a 75 by 75 foot below ground parking garage.

Projects

Michels Dewatering group was tasked to design, install and operate a system to divert peak flows of up to 168,000 gallons per minute, or 242 million gallons per day, so that a pipeline could be open cut in dry conditions across the Conotton Creek.

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Conotton Creek Diversion

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Conotton Creek Diversion

Michels developed a diversion plan for Hay Creek to allow a pipeline crew to perform an anomaly dig to repair an imperfection of a high-pressure pipeline that crossed the creek.

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Hay Creek Stream Diversion

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Hay Creek Stream Diversion

Michels designed a water diversion solution for the Little Calumet River for an anomaly dig. The river serves as a drainage canal for the area and can rise at least 4 inches in water elevation. As little as 1 inch of rain can substantially alter the flow of the river.

Dewatering

Little Calumet River Dewatering

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Little Calumet River Dewatering

Michels dewatering and pipeline construction operations teamed up to isolate standing water and control groundwater in permeable soils to allow a pipeline joint to be repaired.

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Anomaly Dig

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Anomaly Dig

Michels performed casing removal on sections of natural gas pipe in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas. The work sites in Minnesota and Wisconsin were wetlands, while the sites in Kansas were located in agricultural fields.

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Casing Removals

Kansas, Minnesota and Wisconsin

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Casing Removals

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