Engineered Build-able Sites
1) Full Pool Removal with Non-Engineered Backfill – In this method, all materials are removed from the pool cavity. It is filled and compacted without the need of an engineer. Some benefits of this method are less of an impact on the value of your home than a partial removal, less room for mistakes in the backfill process, and lack of concern for seepage like with a partial removal. This process may take longer and costs more.
2) Partial In-Ground Pool Removal – We draw plot plan and submit for all permits. The partial in-ground pool removal process involves 3 deep holes 2’x2’ being drilled at the bottom of your pool so it will not collect water in the future. The holes enable it to drain properly. Then, the sides of the pool are broken down at least 2’-3’ from the top, and the broken concrete is gathered in the bottom of the pool. The pool is backfilled and compacted. We then grade it for the landscape portion of the job, All utilities are capped off and pool equipment is removed from site.
3) Partial Removal and Engineered Fill – This is similar to the previously described technique except an engineer would have to monitor the backfill. The benefits of this method are that it can be completed in less than a week, it is comparably inexpensive, and you would have verification that the area was properly compacted.
4) Full Removal with Engineered Backfill –All concrete / re-bar, etc. is removed from the pool cavity and hauled off to be recycled instead of putting it in a landfill. The bottom is then compacted. The rest of the cavity will be filled and compacted with compact-able materials in 8”-12” lifts / layers. We provide a demolition and compaction plan (wet stamped) by our state licensed Engineer, who has performed density testing and oversight during the backfill process, and submit a final engineer review declaring the area “buildable”. Although this is the most expensive option, it is the absolute best process. In the eyes of real estate and building departments it is as if the pool never existed. Provided you have approved plans from your city, this option will allow you to build immediately Please feel free to call Richie with any additional questions. (408) 529-2531.