June 21, 2017
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May 25, 2017
Working with Wilson Brothers Construction of Cowley, Wyoming, GeoStabilization International began this week stabilizing and providing emergency repairs to existing canyon walls along US 20; about 10 miles south of Thermopolis located around Big Windy Curve. "The work at Big Windy Curve will include scaling, breaking up large rocks, and cleaning the ditches," said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Kaia Tharp of Thermopolis. Crews will work six days a week during the rock/mud cleanup and emergency repair project with an expected completion date of July 14.
April 7, 2017
Oregon Highway 224 between Southeast 232nd Drive and Southeast Tong Road was recently closed due a series of landslides that occurred after heavy rains. After being contacted by local maintenance personnel, GeoStabilization quickly responded within 24 hours to the challenge of stabilizing the land and getting the highway reopened quickly for the traveling public. Our engineering staff quickly developed the remediation design, monitored the construction process daily, and tweaked the design to ensure the solution incorporated the changing conditions.
March 31, 2017
We would like to extend a warm GSI welcome to our new team members Kyle Guenther and Roch Player as well as a welcome back to Andy Bowman!
GSI provided a temporary shoring solution that saved the road and maintained the construction schedule.
In late January, GeoStabilization hosted its annual meeting in Austin, Texas, where each attendee participated in more than 40 hours of intense, comprehensive, and relevant training. Industry experts are brought in to assist in the training so employees can take a new level of expertise back to their project sites at the end of the week. This annual event is extremely important to our company and its operations. “It is our duty to get these guys in here and make sure that they know how to do their jobs correctly, safely, and in accordance with our core values," said Kim Ruckman-Wright, GSI's Chief Culture Officer. “We work all over the continent and travel a lot. It's important to get everyone together to strengthen our company culture, and formal training is a huge part of that."
Our crews worked on ridges with +10,000-foot elevations in some the most unforgiving weather.
In early January every GeoStabilization International® employee across North America participated in a company-wide Safety Stand Up. Employees were gathered in groups throughout the United States and Canada where crew leaders, employees, and senior leadership spent the day together reinforcing GeoStabilization's safety culture through instruction on a variety of training topics. Because we believe that no preventable accident is acceptable, our Safety Stand Up training helps ensure our safety metrics remain superior to the industry averages.
March 13, 2017
Corey Mislinski, GeoStabilization’s Project Development Engineer and Chairman of the Appalachian Pipeline Association’s Clay Shoot Committee, would like to invite all interested parties to the APA’s 3rd Annual Spring Clay Shoot on Thursday, May 4 at Hunting Hills. Join them for a great morning of skeet shooting in the great outdoors. Click here to find out more about this event.
March 10, 2017
In a suburb outside of Columbus, Ohio an existing stacked stone retaining wall (circa 1960) at the entrance of an upscale subdivision needed to be replaced. The wall was crumbling due to gravity, and the earth pressures were pushing the wall out at the bottom causing the entire wall to deform. The client wanted to maintain the historic look of the wall, so our goal was to reuse the existing stone as much as possible.
A variation of karst sinkhole grouting is the grouting of mined coal seams and workings located below existing infrastructure that exhibit the potential to propagate to the surface and cause sinkholes and/or subsidence.