|This project was for a Tulsa, OK
based retirement community that has an
onsite medical staff to provide for the health needs of the residents.
This community offers an outstanding residential and support structure for
During the construction of the village
apartments, rock was encountered in the sewer line ditches. McGuire
Brothers Construction Company, of Tulsa, Oklahoma was the contractor
performing the line work for this
project. Tom McGuire contacted Dykon Blasting Corp. to perform the
blasting for the ditch line work.
Some of the line work on this project saw the
sewer service running alongside and between some of the newly constructed
apartment buildings. The distances between the blasting and the new
apartments came as close as 15 feet from the centerline of the sewer.
New concrete is particularly sensitive to vibration of any kind. It
is not completely set up until about 14 days after it has been poured or
placed. These apartments have a rock lined exterior finish that
requires the use of a concrete type mortar that holds the rock finish in
place. Construction of these apartments was well underway when it
became apparent that Precision Controlled Rock Blasting would be necessary
to complete the project.
McGuire Brothers Construction Company is a
top-notch construction company and has been a highly respected and long
term client of Dykon Blasting Corp. McGuire Brothers Construction
has been in the utility construction business since 1967 and has operated
successfully in Tulsa, Oklahoma since then. Dykon
Corp. has performed numerous blasting projects for Tom over the years.
One notable project being the Apache Sewer Interceptor in Northeast Tulsa,
Oklahoma. This project had over 14,000 feet of sewer trench, much of
which was over 25 feet deep, running alongside an AT&T fiber optic phone
line less than 20 feet away from the centerline of the sewer.
The rock excavation for this project was made
unusually difficult due to the new concrete that was present on the
apartment buildings only a few feet away from the sewer line. We
would like to thank Tommy McGuire for their trust and cooperation on this Project. A successful blasting project requires
the joint efforts of everyone involved and Tom McGuire is one of the best
when it comes to that. The blasting for this project was a
success and we look forward to working with McGuire Construction Company
for many more years.
We have assembled some digital pictures and
movie clips of the most critical part of the blasting for this project. You can click on each thumbnail below to view the larger
version of the picture. A Video clip is located just below the still
images. Thank you for your interest in Dykon Blasting Corp.