Morehead Self Storage retain-it Durham, NC

Published by Hank Gottschalk

Bobby Currin & Sons recently began their installation of the City of Durham, North Carolina’s second Retain-it modular storm water system. This retain-it installation for the Morehead Self Storage project started the week of December 20th and is scheduled to be completed early January. The retain-it system includes modules for use as a sediment pool as well as a sand filter area.

Bobby Currin & Sons Inc. of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina is installing the system as a subcontractor for Wimco Corporation, project general contractor out of Beaufort County, North Carolina.

Due to the City of Durham’s particular access requirements for sand filters, each cell in the retain-it system includes either an access hatch or manhole access. Because the project jobsite has very limited room for installing the system and would have proven very difficult to maneuver the retain-it modules with an excavator adjacent to the building structure already under construction, Bobby Currin & Sons decided to use a crane to set and install the retain-it modules.

Coulter Jewel Thames P.A. (CJT), civil engineer for the project, worked closely with the retain-it team to streamline the design process. The Morehead Self Storage project is the second retain-it project in downtown Durham for CJT, as they were also the designers on the Rigsbee Avenue retain-it project installed the summer of 2020.

This second retain-it system in the greater Durham, NC area should serve as a springboard to more winning opportunities for the use of retain-it.

The Morehead Self Storage retain-it system consists of 18 inverted modules, stacked in two layers, with precast top slabs, a PVC liner, and watertight pipe connections.