Overview: SCM is in the process of constructing a single-story, climate-controlled storage facility in Fort Valley, GA as an expansion to the existing facility for Spartan Investment Group. In addition to the new building, SCM has designed and is installing a stormwater management system to shed water away from the site and is installing a new concrete drive aisle to match the existing facility. On this project, SCM supported the owner by also providing the entitlements and pre-construction services to receive the building permit.
Challenges: SCM often encounters grade changes on project sites that require re-grading the property to allow for the construction of the new building. At Fort Valley, the existing land did not have enough slope to allow for organic drainage away from the building, which created a unique challenge.
Solutions: To overcome this, SCM worked with the design team to create a positive pressure system to push stormwater away from the site and avoid the large cost of importing soil and re-grading the site.