Concrete Slab Replacements
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The Concrete Slab Replacement Project basically replaces slabs that have structurally failed. Slab selection is done in mid to late Spring by City personnel. The City attempts to replace slabs that have broken into 3 or more pieces within a prescribed panel.
Maps are developed in the City's GIS system. Every single slab is tagged, documented and eventually tracked by City personnel during construction phase. A bid package is written then solicited to concrete firms in the area for bid.
Work usually starts in early July and takes about 60 days to complete.
Assuming good weather in the process, from the time a slab is removed, to the time it is placed back with concrete, the process usually only takes about 2 days. Longer sections of pavement removed concurrently (large multiple slab areas) may require more time for preparation. Rain can also be a real problem when trying to get proper compaction of the rock sub-base and thus cause delays with pouring the new concrete slab.
Residents who incur driveway interruptions, should receive 24-hour notice from the contractor before disruption of access. Freshly poured concrete requires cure time. Residents will not be allowed to access their driveway until the concrete in front of their driveway has cured for 3 days. Concrete repair areas will not be open to general traffic until 5 days after the concrete is poured. The intent is to minimize the impact to driveway access.
Residents with lawn sprinklers are asked not to run them when slabs on your side of the street are being replaced. The open holes collect water and the compaction of the sub-base is affected negatively when they get wet. The process of pouring takes longer to complete when holes get wet. Most contractors seem capable of getting open holes poured back within a couple of days during favorable weather conditions. If the concrete slab work causes damage to sprinklers and dog-wires, the contractor will make these repairs. Please make sure to point any problems out to the contractor or call City Hall to advise of any problems incurred along these lines.
Access in the neighborhood will be tight during the concrete repair portion of the project. Please observe all warning signs, barricades and flagmen working in this area. Sections of the roadway will be restricted during most of the concrete repair portion of the project. Residents on the streets are advised to be aware of the construction activity.
You are advised to keep your children away from fresh concrete. Damage to finished concrete is a violation of City Code 16-6 "Damaging City Property." Evidence will be gathered, repairs will be made, the City will be billed by the contractor. Bills will be placed in the file that will be made available to theProsecuting Attorney for referral to Juvenile Court. There are possible fines, Court costs, administrative costs and restitution of associated repair bills. This work is expensive and violators will be prosecuted.
The contractor will be responsible for back-filling any open areas excavated behind the curb. They will also seed & straw the area to help re-establish vegetation. Concrete and asphalt driveway damage is the direct responsibility of the concrete contractor to rectify with that affected homeowner.
Check back to this webpage regularly for daily updates. These updates are posted below. Hopefully this webpage can be your source for 'up-to-date' information so that you might have answers to your questions if your concrete street is under construction. If the answer is not here, please do not hesitate to contact Wes Searcy. He is typically out in the field inspecting this work, but you can call and leave a message for him at 849-3400. Even better than that, you can e-mail him at
- 12-13-22 - The 2023 Concrete Slabs Package will include areas in the North, West , and Central areas of the City.
- 12-13-22 - City Staff are looking at several streets for slab selections.
- 1-9-23 - City Staff are preparing bid documents for the 2022 Selected Slab Project.
- 1-11-23 - The package was solicited to contractors and the Drexel Plan Room for a February 7, 2023 bid at 10am.
- 2-7-23 - Bids for this project were received as follows:
|Bidder||7" Slabs (SF)||Cut Joints (LF)||Total Bid ($)||Extra Rock (/ton)|
|1||Groundworks (Breese, IL)||$72.00||$1.75||$233,927.75||$29.00|
|2||Keely Restoration Services||$78.21||$3.00||$254,149.08||$14.00|
|3||Next Level Construction||$87.50||$5.00||$284,405.00||$65.00|
|5||Lanke Trenching & Exc.||$90.00||$20.00||$293,140.00||$45.00|
|7||E. Meier Contracting||$104.50||$7.00||$339,703.00||$200.00|
(Math verified as correct)
- 2-14-23 - The Board of Aldermen awarded this project to Groundworks, LLC of Breese, IL.
- 5-10-23 - Groundworks plans to be on Black Oak today to begin preliminary work like saw cutting today.
- 5-22-23 - Groundworks has been unable to procure a concrete supplier for this project. It was determined that after 25 days on a 90 day schedule, Groundworks was not able to perform this project as planned. After a meeting with all parties, it was determined that Groundworks would complete the slabs they had removed so far on Black Oak and be compensated for that work. Contact was made with the 2nd low bid who indicated they could perform the project per the parameters of their bid for this work.
- 5-24-23 - Groundworks poured half the slabs they opened on Black Oak.
- 5-25-23 - The Board of Aldermen terminated the remainder of the contract with Groundworks and awarded this portion of the project to Keeley Restoration Services. Contract preparations are underway for Keeley Restoration Services.
- 6-21-23 - Contracts are signed with Keeley Restoration Services (KRS). They've requested (and the City is commensurate with) a 120 Calendar Day Schedule. This would predicate a mid-July start of the project to see a completion by mid November to avoid cold-weather concrete procedures and allow time to complete project paperwork close out by the end of this year. KRS is now procuring Payment & Performance Bonds for this project. We will be sure to update this page as we get more information.
- 7-18-23 - A Pre-construction meeting was held.
- 8-15-23 - KRS said they were mobilizing to Black Oak to get this project started. They hope to be started with removal work on Black Oak by Friday (8-18-23).
- 8-17-23 - Electronic copies of the Bonds & Certificate of Insurance were received from KRS for this project.
- 8-23-23 - KRS is on-site with slab replacements on Baalbek. Removal & preparation of first lane slabs are underway here. They are saw cutting on Sappington Estates where they plan to move next. From there, they will go to Black Oak. So far, methods employed by KRS appear solid per Sunset Hills inspection staff.
- 8-28-23 - Baalbek first lane slabs are poured out. KRS is pouring on Sappington Estates today.
- 8-29-23 - KRS is pouring out first lane slabs in Sappington Estates today.
- 8-30-23 - KRS completed pouring on Sappington Estates and pulling out slabs on Black Oak.
- 8-31-23 - KRS is pouring on Black Oak.
- 9-1-23 - KRS is pouring slabs on Black Oak.
- 9-6-23 - KRS is pulling out slabs on Black Oak.
- 9-7-23 - KRS is prepping & pouring on Black Oak.
- 9-8-23 - KRS poured the last slabs on Black Oak and a slab on Sappington Estates.
- 9-11-23 - KRS is pulling out and prepping slabs on Sunset Bluff.
- 9-12-23 - KRS is pulling out and prepping slabs on Westmoore Meadows and Sunset Bluff.
- 9-13-23 - KRS is on Westmoore Meadows & Sunset Bluff .
- 9-14-23 - KRS is pouring on Westmoore Meadows and preparing to move to MaClane. They intend to do a one day slab removal/replacement on Sappington Estates & Sunset Bluff on Monday.
- 9-18-23 - KRS is performing complete remove & replacements of single slabs on Sappington Estates & Sunset Bluff.
- 9-19-23 - KRS is working on the open slab at the entrance to Sappington Estates and 2nd lane slabs of Sunset Bluff.
- 9-20-23 - KRS is pouring out the last slab on Sappington Estates and the last slabs on Sunset Bluff. They are removing & prepping slabs on MaClane. Locates are done on Rotherwood and they will be cutting the perimeter of the first lane slabs slated for replacement on this street.
- 12-19-23 - Completion of work.
If you have specific questions about this project, Assistant City Engineer Wes Searcy can be reached at: email@example.com