Volume 4, Issue 1
Puerto Rico Precast
Delivers First Z-Lok Storm Gaskets to the Island
Client: JAD Developers
Project: Los Pinos, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
The owner of JAD Developers presented Puerto Rico Precast with a fast track project and construction site like many in Puerto Rico; extreme grade conditions. Due to these conditions, the contractor was limited to the size of the equipment he could use on the site. This also limited the allowable weight for precast structures. The contractor wanted to decrease his construction time on the job, so it was suggested that he utilize Z-Lok Storm Gaskets for the corrugated N-12 Polyethylene pipe. These would be the first Z-Lok Storm Gaskets used in the Caribbean.
Three of the structures were trench drain inlets, two each 2’ wide x 3’ tall and 18’ long and one 2’ wide x 3’ tall and 22’ long. To limit handling weight, Steve Spadaccino and PRPC production personnel decided to use a standard 2’ x 3’ box form and block out walls to make “U” and 3-sided sections. The 18’ long structures each contained five sections, while the 22’ long structure contained six sections. Delivered in manageable sections, the contractor bolted angle brackets to each and drew them together with all-thread. Butyl rubber joint material was used to limit infiltration.
Aided by the special precast design by Puerto Rico Precast and the Z-Lok Storm gaskets by A-Lok Products, the contractor completed the drainage portion of this project in two days; far better than he had hoped.
A Great job by Everyone!