York Toll Plaza

Owner: Maine Turnpike Authority Partner: Reed & Reed Type: Highway Construction Location: York, Maine Project Description: H.B. Fleming is constructing 28 rock-socketed, drilled-shaft foundations to support the new toll gantries and overhead signage. Challenge: The project requires drilling hard rock at multiple locations in multiple phases.  Solution: To minimize drilling durations at each location and…

Maine Veterans Homes

Owner: Maine Veterans Homes Partner: Cianbro/VJS Construction Services Type: Commercial Building Location: Augusta, Maine Project Description: H.B. Fleming provided foundation engineering for the construction of new memory care, long-term care, and assisted living facilities, and a new community center. Challenge: Design-build a deep foundation installation as a more cost-effective alternative to pile driving.  Solution: We installed…

Hydro-Kennebec Upstream Fish Passage

Owner: Brookfield Renewable Partners Partner: Bancroft Contracting Corp. Location: Waterville, Maine Project Overview: Designed and Installed a cellular cofferdam to assist the construction of a new fish passage. The cofferdam consisted of five major cells with a diameter of 29’ and four minor cells with a diameter of 21’. All nine cells were backfilled with +/- 5500 cu.yds…

Falmouth Pump Station

Owner: Town of Falmouth Partner: Apex Construction Location: Falmouth, Maine Project Overview: Designed and installed a cofferdam to support an excavation depth of +/- 24’, which included +/- 15’ in bedrock.  The cofferdam supported the excavation with internal bracing and pin pile drilled into ledge.

IDEXX Laboratories Expansion

Owner: IDEXX Laboratories Partner: PC Construction  Location: Westbrook, Maine Project Overview:  Drove (239) HP12x53 & HP10x42 piles to support the new building expansion pile cap & grade beam foundation. Utilized our RTG 19T rig to initially install the piles to bedrock. Drove all bearing piles to their ultimate capacities with a diesel impact hammer.

Seaside Avenue Seawall Replacement

Owner: Four Homeowners Location: Saco, Maine Project Overview:  Acquired State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection Coastal Sand Dune permit(s) per chapter 355: Coastal Sand Dune Rules and Town of Saco permits. Completed replacement of an existing 630’ wooden sea wall with a steel sheet pile sea wall. Before After Before After Before After

H. B. Fleming at Shipyard site


Owner: Bateman Partners Partner: Allied/Cook Type: Excavation Support & Pile Driving Location: Portland, Maine Project Description: For this massive, 2.5-acre urban development project, H.B. Fleming designed and installed 17 cofferdams, 500 H-Piles, and seven rock anchors. Challenge: The site was underlain by notoriously unpredictable, soft Presumpscot clay, and the deepest cut had to be 30…