Location: Middletown, OH Schedule: 14 months Cost: $1,670,000 Client: United States Postal Service Services: Concrete Repair, Masonry, Reinforcement & Stabilization Built in 1962, the United States Post Office in Middletown, Ohio, is the only one in the city. When workers noticed cracks in the wall, it was determined that the aging building required 30,000 SF of significant structural repairs. To add complications, the facility needed to remain operational at all times. SSRG was up to the challenge. Explore the award-winning USPS renovation in Cincinnati. SSRG determined that the building had originally been built on unsuitable soil. Over the years, this created a settlement issue in the existing foundation and masonry exterior walls. This project incorporated the expertise for all three SSRG Divisions: Masonry, Concrete, and Restoration. Working with architect Karl Rohrer, SSRG devised a solution to supplement existing concrete foundation. The concrete footings ranged from 8’ deep to 3’ deep. The team drilled helicals 80’ deep, 5’ to 7’ on center. Then, they installed pile caps right below footing. Finally, they poured continuous grade beam to tie to existing footing. Check out another facility recently repaired without any lost time. The Concrete Division completed additional work on the foundation once they installed the helicals. Later, they also poured new sidewalks and performed additional site work for USPS Middletown. Another exterior masonry repair at the large Allison Transmission campus. Overall, Three out of four elevations required exterior repairs. The Masonry Division removed and replaced the exterior masonry walls and the windows. Additionally, the acoustical ceilings and lighting system on the interior of the building was removed and replaced in its entirety. The USPS Middletown project was a feat of collaboration across the whole of SSRG. Want to be part of a team that is the force that makes any structure possible? Check out our job opportunities and join SSRG. Be a part of Tough Jobs, Done Well.