Paradise Pond — Dam Rehabilitation

Client: Trustees of Smith College
Location: Nothampton, MA

Project Description: Self-performed several phases of dam rehabilitation.

The first phase involved full-scale removal and reconstruction of approximately 700 linear feet of the dam’s earthen embankment dike, including upstream stone revetment and turf reinforcement mat installation.

Subsequent phases required the drilling and pressure grouting of a grout curtain wall across approximately 200 linear feet of the reconstruction embankment. Downstream cofferdam installation and full-scale concrete scour block demolition and cast-in-place block replacement were also necessary.