Cement stabilized sand to support underground utilities
HOUSTON, TEXAS (May 23, 2011)— Cherry, the Houston-based recycling and demolition company, is providing cement stabilized sand for the StarTex Power Field, which is the new minor league baseball facility now under construction in Sugar Land, Texas.
Cherry is delivering approximately 20,000 tons of cement stabilized sand for the baseball facility project. The cement stabilized sand will encase underground concrete pipe supplying water, sewer and drainage utilities for the $30 million stadium scheduled to open in April 2012. The stabilized sand covers the bottom, sides and top of the pipe to prevent it from shifting in the soil.
Cement stabilized sand consists of bank sand and water plus a small amount of cement designed to give the sand extra stability. Cherry produces the stabilized materials at one of its five Greater Houston Area stabilized materials plants and is one of the area’s largest suppliers.
StarTex Power Field’s design/builder is a joint venture of Barton Malow/Linbeck. Linbeck Group, LLC, is a Houston-based construction company offering construction management at-risk, design/build and related construction services. Barton Malow, based in Southfield, Mich., provides national construction management at-risk, design/build and related construction services. Cherry is supplying the stabilized materials to Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc., for this project. Slack & Co. serves the Houston and San Antonio markets by providing a broad scope of civil construction services, including site preparation, paving and underground utilities.
Cherry is a recycling and demolition company based in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1952, Cherry specializes in the removal of all types of structures—from highways and bridges, industrial plants and commercial buildings to residences through demolition and other deconstruction techniques. In addition, we are one of the largest recyclers in Texas and Gulf Coast. Recycling more than a million tons of concrete and asphalt and thousands of tons of steel every year, Cherry also recycles residential composition asphalt shingles. Recycled concrete and asphalt is returned primarily in road and highway projects while re-claimed steel ends up in thousands of new metal products. Cherry produces more than a million tons of stabilized materials annually in the Greater Houston area for use in everything from parking lots and underground utilities to pipeline support and storm sewers. For more information, see www.cherrycompanies.com.