Chesapeake Contracting Group Turns Ash Heap Into New Retail Center

You wouldn’t know it by looking, but the Waugh Chapel South retail center in Gambrills, Maryland sits on top of a registered fly-ash site. Not just any contractor can handle this type of sensitive environmental work. But Chesapeake Contracting Group was more than up to the challenge in 2010 when Greenberg Gibbons Commercial chose them to construct 14 shell building structures on this 80-acre development site, one of the largest retail developments under construction during that fiscal year.

Because of the environmental issues, CCG had to meet numerous requirements mandated by the Maryland Department of the Environment and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In constructing the project, CCG used premium vapor barrier liners to seal all foundation and footing protrusions into the ground, and used low-permeability concrete and pavements, all to protect the subgrade from disturbance of natural elements and new building and site construction. The fly ash material undisturbed does not present any significant issues, but when mixed with materials such as controlled storm water, or green concrete, contamination of the soils could persist. CCG took extreme care with the subcontractors on site through the use of field quality control and third party inspection services to assure proper installations were achieved.

In addition, CCG tackled numerous logistics with expertise and ease. All of the national chains located in the retail center require the use of exclusive national vendors for select products such as flooring, millwork, signage, security systems, etc. CCG provided full-service procurement and installation for all these clients. All of the individual tenants that CCG performed for were able to stock their stores and achieve opening on schedule.