Case Study: Services Prevent Major Flooding
Furmanite’s Flood Management Solution Keeps Structured Dam Up and Running at Award-Wining Golf Course
Furmanite’s expert concrete repair, leak and valve management services prevent major flooding to golf course terrain
Jefferson Lakeside Country Club boasts an award-winning golf course in Richmond, Virginia. It is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the area due to the surrounding terrain, lake and numerous creeks. A unique feature of the course is the ability to play golf even after the most torrential rains. This is the result of a structured dam with a 17 mile drainage area built in the 1800s. The dam is critical to preventing major flooding, which could cause millions of dollars in damage.
Over the past 90 years, severe corrosion to the Jefferson Lakeside dam has caused ongoing maintenance issues, as well as significant damage threats to the golf course. To solve ongoing and future problems, the Lakeside Jefferson management team partnered with Furmanite, the world’s first and largest industrial specialty maintenance service company, to design and implement a repair solution for the damaged dam and prevent major flooding.
The Lakeside Jefferson dam is constructed of stone, keyed into existing bedrock with an earthen fill
consisting of indigenous clay compacted during each course. In the early 1900s, concrete covering an approximately four inch area was poured to enclose the structure. Due to natural decomposition and damage caused by hurricanes, flooding and tornadoes, the structure experienced and the occasional failure and numerous repair attempts.
Designing a solution for repairing the dam provided Furmanite with the ultimate challenge in concrete restoration and required all facets of the Company’s repair expertise.