PIKE INDUSTRIES—WALLINGFORD, VT
Pike Industries purchased a spent gravel pit in Wallingford, VT that was on a short deadline for final reclamation and closure pursuant to an Act 250 permit. The site also had a long history of animosity with the neighbors that Pike was working to improve.
Excessive amounts of aggregate had been removed from areas of the Pike-Wallingford pit, which resulted in the creation of very steep slopes, insufficient depth to groundwater and insufficient native loam available on-site to complete the reclamation. Pike Industries needed a proven, cost-effective alternative to stripping native loam for use in the final reclamation of the pit. Due to the pending expiration of the Act 250 permit, there was also a very short timeframe available to complete the project.
The availability of sand, labor and equipment greatly reduces the expense of reclamation when Engineered Topsoil is used in place of native loam. RMI provided Engineered Topsoil and Pike Industries provided the labor, equipment, fuel and fertilizer to blend into Engineered Topsoil. Engineered Topsoil was spread on the site in a 9” lift and was seeded in late June and grass was established by the end of July. By the end of December 2012, the entire reclamation area was covered with knee-high grass. The Act 250 permit was closed out without any further action, and the neighbors were very happy…