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Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office feared they would lose the service of their emergency generators due to the placement of poor soils during the initial construction of the facility and the recent heavy rains.  The retaining wall supporting the south end of the building and the generators showed extreme signs of horizontal movement and settlement.  The generators atop the retaining wall also settled significantly.

While negotiating a repair methodology to fit the budget and the structural concerns, it was decided for Vertical Earth to provide a tieback system to stabilize the wall and micropiles to provide vertical support for the generators. 

During the construction process, the hot summer weather took a toll on the chiller for the facility, which is integral to the performance of their work.  Maintenance crews relied on water to cool the chiller from the nearly 100 degree temperatures.  Unfortunately, this increase in water introduced to the reinforced zone of the retaining wall caused the wall to increase the rate of movement.  Vertical Earth's flexibility allowed us to react with an altered design to protect the wall from failure and allow the facility to continue its service uninterrupted.


Emergency Response

We never know when a natural or man-made emergency will occur. Vertical Earth can mobilize quickly to provide life-safety solutions, as well as stabilize and prevent loss of property or improvements. Landslides, rock slides, slope failures, sink holes, foundation failures, retaining wall failures, erosion, pipe and culvert failures, tornado and hurricane damage, and many other catastrophic events require that action be taken quickly to prevent further loss, as well as to allow life to return to normal as quickly as possible. Municipalities, school districts, state governments, large corporations, utility providers, multi-family developers, and others have relied on Vertical Earth's quick response time coupled with our Experience and Flexibility to provide solutions. With just a phone call, a manager with the authority to make decisions will be on your site, with equipment and manpower, within a matter of hours.

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