From concrete barriers on highways to curbs and gutters, concrete keeps our communities functioning.
Location: Orem, Utah to Lehi, Utah
Project Size/Scope: 13,975 total yards of structural concrete; quarter-mile box culvert connecting pipeline to the Provo River
Another signature project in the Metro Ready Mix portfolio, the Murdock Canal runs 22 miles from the mouth of Provo Canyon to the Point of the Mountain near the Utah County/Salt Lake County boundary in Lehi, Utah. This project required Metro to adapt mix designs to complex and varying pump configurations and placement scenarios. It also involved a quarter-mile cast-in-place box culvert requiring high flowability and early form stripping. Metro also poured concrete tunnels under the roadways to allow access to equestrians and an over 200-yard pumping structure at the Point of the Mountain diverting water to both Salt Lake and Utah counties. The project was completed a year ahead of schedule.
TAYLORSVILLE WATER TANK
Location: Taylorsville, Utah
Project Size/Scope: 2,522 total yards
The primary challenge for Metro Ready Mix in pouring the 5 million-gallon Taylorsville Water Tank was maintaining flowability in high-density reinforced walls. The job required a consistent, high-strength, low-shrinkage mix that could consolidate around reinforcing rebar and post-tension cables. Rigorous testing was conducted for strength, shrinkage, and leaking, and the finished structure exceeded expectations.
UTAH LAKE PUMPHOUSE
Location: Lehi, Utah
Project Size/Scope: 1,607 total yards
The Utah Lake Pumphouse project involved an 11-inch slump auger cast pile application. Metro Ready Mix poured 96 auger piles, averaging 80’ deep, within close proximity to one another, and requiring sufficient early strengths to allow adjacent drilling and workability for an extended period of time. The slurry mix had to remain fluid enough to be pumped through an auger for several hours in high-ambient temperatures. This was followed by a steel cage being inserted into the slurry once the auger was pulled out. Metro used a high-strength, underwater mix design to patch weaknesses in holding back the Jordan River.