Category Archives: Projects

Hallaton Installs Gas Collection System and Geosynthetic Liner System at Loyola Field

From Landfill to Athletic Field

In 2012, Loyola University Maryland clinched the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse National Championship. The triumphant team brought the winning medal back to their home field—Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore. Less than a decade earlier, however, that athletic field was hosting a different kind of metal—scrap metal, from a landfill.

The athletic complex is partially situated on top of a former municipal solid waste landfill, but the location is perfect. It is conveniently located near Loyola’s campus and I-83, but there have been challenges with the field.


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Hallaton Installs Temporary Cofferdam Lining at Baltimore’s Druid Hill Reservoir

Hallaton is proud to have installed a temporary cofferdam lining at the iconic Baltimore location of Druid Hill Park in June 2018.

Keeping Baltimore’s Drinking Water Safe

Druid Hill has a fresh water reservoir that supplies Baltimore City and the surrounding counties with drinking water. The city is in the midst of a 5-year, $160 million dollar project to modify the Druid Hill Reservoir.

Currently, Druid Hill Reservoir is an exposed water storage system. As a result of new governmental drinking water regulations to keep the drinking water protected from potential contaminants, the city plans to install two large underground tanks. This will also allow the city to treat the water more efficiently.


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Hallaton Installs Geosynthetics for Savannah Reservoir

Hallaton Environmental Linings of Sparks, MD, was contracted by Thalle Construction Company of Hillborough, NC, to provide and install the geosynthetics for a reservoir in Savannah, GA. This impoundment stores 100-million gallons of drinking water.

Geomembrane, Geocomposite, and Sand Tube Ballasting System

For this US Army Corps of Engineers project, Hallaton installed approximately 18 acres of 60 mil HDPE geomembrane and geocomposite. Additionally, approximately 10,000 LF of a 60 mil HDPE sand tube ballasting system was installed as part of the completed geosynthetic system. Hallaton fought through some less than ideal weather conditions to deliver this project on time and within budget. Continue reading

Pearce Creek Dredge Disposal Facility

Owner: US Army Corps of Engineers
Size: 260 acres
Location: Cecil County, MD
Design: 3:1 Slopes
16 oz Protective geotextile
40 mil HDPE geomembrane
16 oz Protective geotextile

Constraints:
Expedited construction schedule
Local and national regulations
Stringent safety concerns
Ground water impacts
Neighboring residents

Background:
The Pearce Creek placement site, owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers, received dredged material from the C&D Canal’s approach channels at various times between 1937 and 1993. The Corps plans to reactivate the site for the placement of dredged material from the federal navigation channel. However, in 2013 the US Geological Survey found that a missing or thin layer of clay beneath the site contributed to the entry of degraded water into the underlying aquifers. Migration of this groundwater, which moves very slowly, has gradually impacted water quality in some residential wells. Continue reading

Oil & Gas Production Water Impoundment

Owner: Oil & Gas Exploration Company
Size: 5 acres
Location: Pennsylvania
Design: 3:1 Slopes
Conductive HDPE geomembrane
Brine-resistant GCL
Geocomposite leak detection layer
Conductive HDPE geomembrane
Cushion non-woven geotextile
Speciality geomembrane leak detection testing

Constraints:
National/local EPA oversight
Operation of a leak-free design
Stringent safety concerns
Community concerns
Accelerated construction schedule

Background:
The oil & gas water impoundments located in several counties in PA were deemed insufficient by the EPA and local DEP Agencies following several investigations into groundwater impacts. The previously constructed water impoundments were not performing as designed, and potential water contamination was a concern. In order to continue operation of these impoundments, they were under strict supervision by state and local officials to upgrade several to new and safer standards. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council pushed the legislature and owners for thicker double lined systems in all holding ponds. Continue reading

City of Newark Reservoir

Owner: City of Newark, Delaware
Size: 38 acres
Location: Newark, Delaware
Design: 3:1 Slopes
16 oz Protective geotextile
60 mil LLDPE textured liner
16 oz Protective geotextile

Constraints:
Expedited construction schedule
Local and national regulations
Stringent safety concerns
Neighboring residents

Background:
In 2002, the City of Newark, Delaware, broke ground to construct a 38-acre water storage reservoir to service area residents and businesses who received water from the public water system following a major drought in 1999. The reservoir construction was needed to add capacity to the Newark service area. The reservoir holds 317 million gallons of water and has a maximum depth of 70 feet. Continue reading

Beech Tree Lake Presidential Golf Club

Owner: Lake Presidential Golf Club
Size: 30 acres
Location: Upper Marlboro, MD
Design: 3:1 Slopes
60 mil HDPE textured liner

Constraints:
Expedited construction schedule
Local and national regulations
Neighboring residents

Background:
The Lake Presidential Golf Club located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, required the construction of a 30-acre decorative impoundment lake to be constructed as the centerpiece of an 18-hole championship golf course in 2002. The developer who also developed Kiawah Island in South Carolina contracted the construction of this project to Reliable Contracting of Gambrills, Maryland. Continue reading