Despite poor soil conditions and high water levels, Ford Construction effectively communicated and resolved issues to maintain the Frame Park Retaining Wall project schedule. The team removed an existing four-foot-high landscape retaining wall and constructed a 200-foot-long concrete retaining wall.
General Contractor, Public Works/Environmental
Owner: City of Waukesha Department of Public Works
Designer: StrucRite Architectural & Engineering Services
Ford Construction overcame poor soil conditions and high water levels to complete a new, 200-foot retaining wall along the third base side of Frame Park, which included removal of an existing four-foot-high retaining wall. The project features a ten-foot wide sidewalk, which provides an elevated viewing area. To add depth and visual interest, baseball bat and ball motifs were cast into the concrete structure. Noise control was critical to minimize disruptions to park activities. The schedule was strict, as the contract stipulated liquidated damages of $500/day for late work. Despite these challenges and extreme heat, Ford Construction completed the work ahead of schedule.