Manchester Farm site work on June 12/13

Geotech boring work is planned for June 12 and/or 13, generally within the footprint of the existing stormwater management facility at Manchester Farm. Five borings will be completed with a truck or track-mounted geotechnical drill rig, allowing project engineers to evaluate subsurface conditions within the facility’s bottom as part of the engineering design process. The work will take approximately one to two days to complete, after which the borings will be backfilled with bentonite, a clay substance that swells when it encounters water to reseal the boring.

Please anticipate some noise from the drill rig motor and mechanical thumping when evaluating the density of subsurface soils. Any immediate surface evidence of the work, including flattened grasses from truck passage and around the borings themselves will resolve, leaving no long-term visual impact of the work.

Our crew will access the site via Steeple Rd. Minor tree trimming may be required to allow the drill rig to access the site.

While on-site, project engineers will also be identifying subsurface utility lines. This may include placing flags and/or paint markings on the ground. Flags are meant only to identify existing conditions, rather than to indicate the presence of any future project features.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at (301) 960-5355 or via email at with any additional questions.

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