Oscar Orduno, INC.
Oscar Orduno Inc. offers a wide range of professional turnkey wall systems, earth retention systems, and geotechnical applications.
We specialize in the construction, augmenting or repair of retaining walls and more.
Earth retention is the practice of stabilizing soil and rock as a part of an excavation process. This process can be permanent or temporary in nature depending on the needs of the site and the project intent. A variation of piles, ground anchors, and reinforced concrete may be used to retain the excavation during construction; however, the system can also be designed to offset or resist the earth pressures.
We have in-house engineering in the form of Orduno Design Services, LLC to provide design services for the work we do with excavation support, temporary slope stability, and support of adjacent structures within the influence of the excavation. The design of earth retention systems take multiple factors into consideration including: lateral earth pressures, traffic/construction surcharges, deformation criteria, temporary hydrostatic pressures, and protecting workers during construction.
Oscar Orduno, Inc. can provide design/build services for slopes and embankments experiencing substantial erosion or slope creep as well as provide consultation services and cost analysis in the event of a slope failure. Several unique and cost-effective options are available through resourceful engineering practices provided by Orduno Design Services. These value based solutions are possible with the specialized equipment in our fleet and technical knowledge of soil mechanics to control slope movement in-situ or repair large landslides. The solutions Oscar Orduno, Inc. can provide range from superficial applications to those that require a complete global stability analysis and installation of a structural system as the slope is re-graded or, in highly unstable slopes, prior to the removal of the slide mass. Whether you are interested in restoring the property to its pre-existing state or making improvements along with necessary repairs, Oscar Orduno, Inc. and Orduno Design Services, LLC are there for you and ready to help.
Retaining walls can fail for a number of reasons and is often unpredictable. However, noticeable movement or deformations in walls and their surroundings should be evaluated as soon as they are discovered before damages progress to the point the wall fails completely. Oscar Orduno Inc. can help with all aspects of wall remediation from evaluation, to design, and repair or even reconstruction.
Shotcrete is a proven, cost effective, time saving alternative to cast-in-place concrete. We have a fleet of specialized shotcrete equipment and ACI certified nozzle men with the experience required to successfully perform shotcrete applications.
Underpinning is the process of supplementing the foundation of an existing building or other structure to account for structural movement or new construction. Often the structures requiring additional support are adjacent to the proposed improvements and the ownership relationships are multifaceted and complex; these types of situations are successfully negotiated and executed with the help of an experienced team and flexibility in design and installation.
Most of the work performed by Oscar Orduno, Inc. is well beyond what is considered typical erosion control for SWPPP or site preparation; however, there are services that Oscar Orduno, Inc. can provide to control erosion when a full-scale engineered earth retention solution is not necessary. Hard facing of temporary and permanent slopes with shotcrete can protect grading and embankments during construction or can be used as a part of the final project improvements. If necessary, shotcrete can be mixed and placed with integral reinforcing fibers for additional strength or to aid in crack control. As a final component of projects where Oscar Orduno, Inc. is acting as a prime or general contractor, hydromulch, turf reinforcement mat, or other geotextile products can be used for temporary erosion control between phased construction or until new vegetation has been established to contain the topsoils.
Oscar Orduno, Inc. offers a wide range of geotechnical construction techniques to construct new retaining walls, enhance existing walls, or repair retaining walls experiencing failure. Using soldier piles, ground anchors, geogrids, and reinforced concrete a variety of wall types and configurations are possible, even in locations where access is challenging, to meet budgets both grand and limited.