Material Stored: Aggregate
Silo Size: 26' diameter by 52' tall
Issue: Bulging walls
The above silo was constructed with concrete staves with steel galvanized hoops around the silo for structural integrity. Not engineered for an industrial application, the new stressors put on the structure caused walls to push or bow from the intended form.
To add structural integrity to the existing silo before failure, a collar wall utilizing reinforced, poured in place, concrete jump-form technology was added. Using the existing foundation, a new steel reinforced concrete wall was implemented around the full circumference of the silo from grade to the top. This solution was completely engineered for the customer’s specific application. All penetrations and openings were placed for this application to operate as efficiently, and as safely, as possible.