THE KING CO., INC. specializes in a wide array of services, including earth retention systems, foundation piling and deep foundations, dam rehabilitation, marine construction and dredging. Incorporated in 1983, we have been serving clients throughout the
THE KING CO., INC. was contracted by SAF and the Corp of Engineers to perform IDIQ dredging on the Illinois River and associated waterways. The project consists of as-needed hydaulic dredging at various locations on the river. The Dredge Buxton, operated by Barry King, is an 18-inch diameter dredge supported by two tugs, support crane barges and other marine equipment. This project is an IDIQ Corp of Engineer designated project operating under a 5 year agreement.
THE KING CO., INC. was contracted to install helical foundation piers to support the expansion of the Plant. The piers were design/built to the foundation loads provided by the structural engineer.
The Kalamazoo River Superfund Site, formally designated as the Allied Paper, Inc./Portage Creek / Kalamazoo River Superfund Site, is located in Kalamazoo and Allegan Counties in southwestern Michigan. The area was designated a Superfund Site because of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in the river´s fish, sediment, and surface water. The USEPA determined that a Time-Critical Removal Action, TCRA, was necessary to address the presence of PCBs in the former Plainwell Impoundment, which is part of the Kalamazoo River Superfund Site. THE KING CO., INC. was selected by ARCADIS to design-build a cofferdam system to allow excavation of PCB's from the Kalamazoo River. The scope of work included 1,200 linear feet of temporary steel sheet pile cofferdams, a temporary water control structure (similiar to a temporary dam), and install and remove temporary access roads and bridges over the Kalamazoo River. This type of removal action was performed as an accelerated cleanup approach that was implemented under certain circumstances. During the project, approximately 130,000 cubic yards of sediments and soils that contained the highest concentrations of PCBs within the former Plainwell Impoundment were excavated from areas that stretched across 27 acres. All work was performed under a tight schedule and came in under estimate.
THE KING CO., INC. contracted with the State of Michigan Department of Management and Budget to install limestone riprap at the Evart Trail Bridge in Evart, Michigan. 24-inch limestone riprap was placed at both abutments to be used as a scour preventive measure. The limestone riprap was placed from both shore and water (using barge equipment) and keyed into the existing mudline.
THE KING CO., INC. was selected by Zahn Builders to design-build a vibration free earth retention/foundation system to support a new private residence located along Lake Michigan in Grand Haven. The earth retention system consisted of an innovative semi-tangential auger cast wall that also served as foundation support piling for a portion of the house situated over the dune slope face. Auger cast piling were also installed to support other portions of the residence. All construction took place in limited access areas, included low overhead areas to preserve surrounding trees. All installation support members were designed according to MDEQ permit conditions.
THE KING CO., INC. was contracted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to provide maintenance hydraulic dredging at Ludington Habor. Approximately 110,000 CY of material was dredged from the harbor. The material was placed on the north and south beaches. Dredging was completed using an 18-inch hydraulic dredge, the Buxton. The Buxton is fitted with ClamVision positioning software. ClamVision is a fully integrated dredge positioning system providing our operators with a real time, 3D view of their work environment.
The Rogue River Nature Trail, a newly-finished boardwalk trail along the banks of the Rogue River, begins in Peppler Park on the west bank of the river at the Rockford Dam. In all, the park encompasses 4.5 acres, and the new boardwalk winds a quarter-mile north along the river bank, offering scenic views of wooded areas, the Rogue River, and downtown Rockford. The boardwalk is constructed on helical piers along the river embankment. The use of helical piers allowed THE KING CO. INC. to minimize the disturbance of vegetation and limit tree removal to preserve the surrounding forest.
THE KING CO. INC., installed over 525 linear feet of temporary left-in-place earth retention consisting of vibration free soldier pile wood lagging. The system was designed/built for excavation depths over 22-feet from existing grade. This sensitive project, located in downtown Grand Rapids, involved installing temporary earth retention to allow the removal and replacement of an existing stone retaining wall along the Fulton St. Cemetery. 82 grouted tiebacks were installed as part of the earth retention system.
THE KING CO., INC. was selected by The Christman Company to provide design-build earth retention services. The Scope of Work involved the retention of the adjacent revenue control builidng during airport expansion construction. Over 200 linear feet of vibration-free soldier pile wood lagging wall was installed to protection the structure and nearby roadway. The depth of excavation exceeded 16-feet and involved the protection of adjacent utility lines.
THE KING CO., INC. was selected by Velting Contractors, the sitework contractor, to design and build an earth retention system consisting of a vibration free soldier pile wood lagging wall to allow the expansion of St. Mary's Hospital. Approximately 200 linear feet of temporary earth retention was installed in downtown Grand Rapids along an active roadway and numerous utilities. The earth retention system was designed for excavation depths up to 19-feet from roadway grade.
THE KING CO., INC. was selected by MPI Research and MAVCON to provide design-build services for the installation of temporary earth retention for the K2 and M2 expansion projects. Both projects involved the design and selection of appropriate earth retention to support the adjacent buildings and numerous underground utilities. On the first project, vibration free soldier pile wood lagging was installed up to depths of 22-feet. The earth retention system was tied-back with earth anchors. On the second project, a tangential auger cast-in-place wall was installed in low headroom conditions to support interior foundation columns. The wall was designed for an excavation depth to 14-feet.
THE KING CO., INC. was selected to provide a design-build solution to support the existing foundations for the expansion of the Loutit District Library. Helical piers were installed along the existing concrete footings to provide additional support for the proposed new columns. THE KING CO., INC. is an authorized AB CHANCE helical pier contractor with factory trained installers.
THE KING CO., INC. was selected by McGraw Construction to design-build an earth retention system to protect the adjacent CSX railroad during excavation. The temporary earth retention system consisted of an internally braced steel sheet pile system designed to meet CSX railroad design criteria. The sheet pile system was installed along the CSX railroad easement. After installation, the maximum deflection measured along the earth retention was 0.25-inches, exceeding the design specification criteria - and providing a safely supported excavation for the concrete foundation installation.
THE KING CO., INC. was contracted by Christman/Elzinga Volkers for the design and construction of a waterfront boardwalk and steel sheet pile retaining wall. The steel sheet pile retaining wall was designed and installed along the existing lake to support a boardwalk and pavillon area. Approximately 160 linear feet of sheet piling was installed. The project was a challenge as the subgrade consisted of organics and marl - therefore the sheet piling lengths required termination into a competent soil layer and a bracing system was designed to support the surcharge and lateral loads.
THE KING CO., INC. was contracted to provide design-build earth retention services for the recent Gentex expansion project. The earth retention system was installed during off-production hours in the evenings and weekends so the installation impact would not effect the sensitive equipment and machinery in the production areas. The overall design-build team effort, in conjuction with the site contractor, led to a successful project that finished on-time despite the limited working hours.
THE KING CO., INC. provided design-build earth retention to support the adjacent roadways allowing the construction of deep concrete spread footings for the new Ottawa County Courthouse. The earth retention consisted of temporary steel sheet piling installed along the property line in tight quarters, enabling the concrete and sitework trade contractors efficient use of limited space.
THE KING CO., INC. was contracted to install helical foundation piers to support the expansion of the Plant. The piers were design/built to the foundation loads ...