Foundations

210 Water St.

210 Water St.

Scope

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. 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 designed, furnished and installed a siphon system to draw down water elevation in a pond impoundment area and maintain upstream river flow during the removal of a high-risk dam. The system consisted of 14 30-inch HDPE siphons, flow-monitoring meters, stainless steel knife gate valves and a priming system.

Dewatering and Groundwater Control

Boardman Dam removal

Michigan

View Project

Boardman Dam removal

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.

Dewatering and Groundwater Control

Conotton Creek Diversion

Ohio

View Project

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.

Dewatering and Groundwater Control

Hay Creek Stream Diversion

Wisconsin

View Project

Hay Creek Stream Diversion

The only way to be truly satisfied is to do
what you believe is great work.

Steve Jobs

It's not bragging if you can do it.

Contact Us