Newpark understands that preparing for any job involves a series of tasks and activities to ensure a safe, organized, and efficient work environment
Job site preparation is the initial construction and development phase crucial to success. Newpark understands that preparing for any job involves a series of tasks and activities to ensure a safe, organized, and efficient work environment for utilities, pipelines, construction, or other industrial projects. It also sets the stage for smooth operations, minimizes risks, and helps ensure the project is completed on time and within budget.
After we conduct a thorough preplanning site assessment to understand the topography, soil conditions, drainage, and any environmental or regulatory factors that may affect the project, we work with you to prepare and execute a detailed right-of-way clearing plan, including but not limited to:
- Clear existing structures, debris, trees, shrubs, vegetation, or other obstacles within the ROW through mowing, cutting, trimming, hauling, or removal
- Light grading to ensure proper grading for drainage and foundation stability
- Determine native soil-bearing capacity for matted access consideration
- Comply with environmental regulations, including permits for activities that may impact natural habitats or waterways
- Implement erosion control measures, often bundled with our Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
- Establish access roads and pathways for construction equipment and personnel
- Implement safety protocols, including the installation of safety barriers, signage, and protective gear to minimize accidents
- Designate and construct areas for storing construction materials and equipment
OVERHEAD OBSTACLES, TRAFFIC FLOW, TERRAIN ISSUES
Managing overhead obstacles, traffic flow, and terrain issues is critical to effective planning and transportation management. Overhead obstacles, such as bridges and power lines, must be carefully considered to ensure the safe passage of vehicles and workers. Traffic flow optimization is essential to prevent congestion and promote efficient movement within the job site. We have certified traffic control representatives for road loading and unloading of material and equipment, which involves regular inspections, maintenance, and, in some cases, height restrictions for tall vehicles.
Terrain issues, including steep slopes and flood-prone areas, demand thoughtful planning and engineering solutions from our dedicated engineers. Proper drainage systems and flood control measures are essential for areas susceptible to heavy rainfall or flooding, where DURA-BASE truly shines. In hilly terrain, the design of roads and pathways must consider gradients and safety precautions to ensure accessibility for all. DURA-BASE affords 91 sq ft of usable surface area to construct custom passing lanes and turnaround areas to reduce the overall number of mats needed for a project.
CULVERT & BRIDGE INSTALLATION
A critical component of infrastructure development and maintenance, our culvert and bridge installation services have helped many customers across different industries. Whether crossing over a body of water, air bridging for pipelines, any other terrain feature that's hard to pass by, or diverting water flow, we have been called in to help construct culvert and bridge installations. Our in-house engineers work with you to thoroughly assess the specific needs of the locations, considering factors such as traffic volume, environmental impact, and structural requirements. We then develop detailed engineering and design plans, considering the span, the vehicle load, and the materials needed for construction. We help determine the proper type and dimensions to support the heaviest of equipment and ensure everyone can get to work safely and conveniently.
GATES, FENCING, & OTHER PROPERTY OWNER NEEDS
Our experienced crews can install gates, fencing, cattle gates/guards, and other owner needs to control security, privacy, wildlife access, aesthetic enhancement, safety, and maintain the integrity of the job site. Keeping these elements in optimal condition and the owner happy ensures the occupants' well-being and enhances the property's overall value and appeal. Private property owners prefer working with DURA-BASE mats because they are much easier on the ground than wood or timber and leave no debris behind, especially in farmlands.