The 20,000 square foot treatment area of the American Honda Office and Warehouse was stabilized while keeping it fully operational.

The Project

The American Honda Distribution Center was constructed in the early 1980’s and has since experienced substantial foundation movement due to expansive soils (Eagle Ford Formation). Hayward Baker (HBI) was retained to provide a solution to remediate the expansive soils and return the slab to the as-built elevations.

The Challenge

A primary requirement was conducting the work while the Distribution Center remained fully operational. HBI also met the challenge of stabilizing the expansive soils without creating swell. Extreme care was required to safely lift the warehouse slab, which supported 30 foot tall, fully loaded racks.

The Solution

HBI collaborated with Honda management to minimize the impact of the remediation on facility operations. A potassium chemical solution was injected to treat the expansive soils without causing excess heave. Once completed, slab and rack releveling was completed with Low Mobility Grouting. Polyurethane grout was employed to fill remaining voids and fine adjust the 20,000 square foot slab.

Project Facts

Owner

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Main Contractor(s)

Phoenix I Restoration and Construction Ltd.

Keller Business Unit(s)

Hayward Baker

Engineer

N/A