Besides a little bit of patchwork on some towers to fill in some holes
in the concrete, all the focus was the lower terminal in November.
1. At the Base
A crew of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort workers moved into excavation mode, which meant removing “ugly soil” and bringing in good soil, according to Spangler. Crews excavated the foundation for the lower terminal right next to Nick Wilson’s. Spangler described ugly soil as disintegrated dirt that often had remains of past construction projects, like old drain lines.
The excavation project took about 10 days.
“Because the old terminal is moving and being rebuilt right next to Nick Wilson’s, the ground has to be made ready,” Spangler said. “The ground has to undergo ‘soil nailing.’”
Soil nailing is when you drill bars into the foundation that connect the concrete wall to the earth for reinforced stability.
2. Tower Update:
The only tower without a new foundation still is Tower 1.
“We thought we’d be at Tower 1 by now, but we’re not,” said Tom Spangler, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s general manager. “We had some design changes on Tower 1. But now, we are set with Crux subtracting to Wilson Construction. The drilling and the process should start after Thanksgiving.”