Site Restoration and Postconstruction Evaluation
After the project has been completed, here are the final tasks to accomplish:
- If possible it is recommended that the pipe be inspected for damage at every excavation pit as it being pulled back and after the installation is completed.
- All surfaces affected by the work must be restored to their preconstruction conditions. Performance criteria for restoration work are similar to these employed in traditional open excavation work.
- Performance specifications should be developed to hold the contractor responsible for settlement /heave damage that may occur along the drill path.
- It is recommended that an additional length of pipe that is 1 percent of the length or 5 feet, whichever is greater, be pulled through the entrance pit, exposed, and examined for scratches, scores, cuts, or other forms of damage. If excessive damage is found, a second additional pipe length equal to the first should be pulled through the entrance pit.
- A final leak test should be performed on the installed pipe.
- The contractor shall provide a set of as-built drawings including both alignment and profile. Drawings should be constructed from actual field readings. Raw data should be available for submission at any time upon the owner's request. As part of the as-built document the contractor should specify the tracking equipment used, including methods or confirmatory procedures used to ensure that the data was captured.
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