In 2019, Auburn Concrete won the contract to replace the old 3′ pipe culvert under River Road in Topsham, ME. We worked with them to design and provide a new 10′ wide precast box culvert system to be installed in its place. Our project manger worked with the engineer to create a strong and durable culvert design that will last for decades. Our production crew excelled at making the 11 21,500 lbs segments on time and to specification. Our delivery drivers got them to the site on time for the project to be completed in only one week.
In 2019, A.H. Grover began the new sitework for the City of Portland Department of Public Works. Our project managers were happy to assist in designing and producing the precast materials needed to get the job done. This project required a variety of different products including catch basins, pipe bollards, electric manholes, oil / sand separators and handholes. Our skilled drivers make placing these items on delivery easy, no matter how tight things may get.
Precast of Maine is proud to be the block supplier for the new Scarborough Public Safety Building. The new 53,000-SF combined police and fire station building will accommodate current public safety needs and anticipate community and staffing growth through 2041. The facility will be located on town-owned land adjacent to the Town Hall and bordered by US Route 1 and Sawyer Road.
Precast of Maine is proud to supply the precast products for Fast Eddie’s newest car wash location being built on Pleasant St in Brunswick, ME. With an anticipated opening date in August, we have been producing catch basins and other various drainage structures for this site. Our experienced crane operators make placing the structures on site an easy task and allow the construction crews to quickly move onto the next phase of the project.
In August of 2016 we had the honor of working in conjunction with T-Buck Construction, MDOT, A. L. Patterson, HD Supply, Auburn Concrete, Keely Crane and Casco Bay Transportation for the design, build, lift and delivery of four custom Precast Concrete Abutments for the Crockett Bridge replacement located on Rte. #117 in Naples, ME.
The finished abutments are a testament of teamwork and excellent communication between several involved parties working together to overcome multiple challenges. Before the project could begin, the Project Manager, Plant Manager and QC Manger put in many hours in discussion and meetings, examining numerous drawings and testing concrete mixes to ensure that all aspects of the build and delivery would meet strict standards and provide long-lasting quality for the years to come.
With each abutment weighing roughly 42 Tons (approx. 86,000 Lbs each), the sheer size and weight of each piece created daily challenges for our team including installation of the forms, insuring proper design and placement of reinforcement, confirming adequate supply of concrete mix and finding the right balance between technique and tools used to fill the forms. This project required construction of an outdoor production area to stage the forms, as each abutment was too tall, long and heavy to produce within our workshops. Once the concrete was poured, each abutment required 24 hours to harden before the form pieces could be stripped and used to make the next abutment. After all the abutments were stripped from the forms, it was time to focus on preparing for delivery.
The logistics behind lifting 42 Tons of precast concrete and delivering it over 40 miles away also presented a challenge. The factors of keeping the product damage free, while ensuring employee safety throughout requires a great amount of planning and attention to detail. An essential part of the project and a key challenge was determining the correct type of lifting and tranportation equipment for the size and weight, to deliver the product safely. This was an impressive undertaking that went flawlessly thanks to on solid communication and teamwork between all involved.
Custom projects, with the challenges they pose, are welcome at Precast of Maine. We are proud to see precast concrete products being selected to fulfill such vital needs in our community!