RECON is an internationally recognized slurry trench contractor, having installed over 11,000,000 square feet of slurry trench. Company-owned and customized equipment gives us the capability of excavating 100-feet deep trenches with hydraulic excavators, and over 100-feet with hydraulic clams. Specialized equipment including long-reach excavators, custom buckets, desanders, clam buckets, cranes, and high-speed colloidal mixers. The specialized nature of this work allows us to be competitive even on relatively small projects.
The correct equipment is essential to a successful project, but not as important as seasoned operators and project superintendents. RECON employees are among some of the sharpest, hardest-working, and most experienced field personnel in the industry. Operators and project superintendents have an average of 20 years of hands-on experience and are the key to our success with these technologies.
Groundwater Cut-off Walls – RECON has installed over 200 subsurface barriers using the slurry trench method. These cut-off walls have consisted of soil-bentonite, soil-cement-bentonite, cement-bentonite, soil-attapulgite, Impermix™, as well as other impermeable materials.
Biopolymer Trenches, Permeable Reactive Barriers, and Iron Filing Walls –RECON has installed over 25 treatment systems using the biopolymer trench method. Trenches have been installed for groundwater intercept, landfill gas intercept, and passive treatment of groundwater.
Reactive Barrier Wall
RECON was awarded a contract to install 7 biotrenches, totaling 2,555 linear feet at the former Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant in McGregor Texas. A biotrench consists of a zone of reactive organic material, installed in the path of a groundwater plume. As biodegradation occurs in the trench, contaminates are reduced to non-hazardous compounds.
GT Omniport, a multimodal facility located in Port Arthur, Texas, is an industrial park and liquids terminal offering rail, truck, barge, pipeline and deepwater ship transloading services. The environmental remediation and civil service construction project included soil preparation, demolishing the concrete and steel structures, clearing, grubbing, crushing concrete, beneficial reuse of of crushed concrete, and soil stabilization using RECON’s patented blend of reagents.