Tertiary Filter Building Improvements for the City of Belleville
LOCATION: City of Belleville, IL
CLIENT: City of Belleville, IL
Tertiary filter building improvements for the City of Belleville were designed by TWM as part of an upgrade to the facility’s filtration system. We re-used and rehabilitated an existing sand filter building, converting the filtration technology to a compressible media. Upon inspection, TWM found the bar joists and X-braces of the CMU building to be rusted, yet determined that all appeared to be structurally sound. A second inspection after sandblasting confirmed the initial evaluation, and TWM recommended re-painting the joists.
TWM also inspected existing lintels, noting several instances of corrosion. Where the corrosion was substantial and impacting structural integrity, TWM recommended installation of a temporary lintel one course above the existing opening to allow for repairs.