Contract award was made to Horseshoe Construction Inc. of La Porte, Texas for the replacement of the existing sewage piping in the highlighted areas as detailed from the approved Bond election. The pre-construction meeting was held on March 12, 2015 with work released to start March 23rd. The estimated contract time is 75 calendar days. The contact amount is estimated at $622,882.00 on a unit price basis. Installation will be done using the pipe bursting method.
Pipe bursting is a trenchless method of replacing buried pipelines without the need for a traditional construction trench.
“Launching and receiving pits” replace the trench needed by conventional pipe-laying. The Contractor will clean and TV the line to inspect for any abnormalities in the existing pipe. They will then pneumatically hammer the new pipe into and “burst” the old pipe. This effectively replaces the old pipe with a brand new pipe in the same location as before.
All services on the existing pipe will be replaced to the right of way and reconnected to complete a restoration of the entire collection system that the district is responsible for.”
March 17, 2015