This restoration project was a 10-story parking deck at Ontario & Prospect in Downtown Cleveland. The site, which is a block from Public Square and across the street from the JACK Casino, is very heavily trafficked at the street level.
- 5 month project
- 8,500 sq. ft of exterior concrete repair completed off of swing stages and mast climbers
- Biggest risk/concerns…keeping all of the debris, sand-blast aggregate/dust, and new paint from escaping protection put in place for containment…no incidents!
Donley’s provided concrete services for the iconic restaurant during its original construction in 1963. Over the years, we have provided maintenance and restoration for the structure to ensure it’s long life on the shores of Lake Erie. Even after over half a century Donley’s is still involved with this memorable Cleveland landmark.
In the Fall of 2017, Donley’s Restoration Group teamed with McKinney Drilling, and Huffman Equipment and Contracting to add additional reinforcement and stabilization to the 50 year old structure. This project required the construction of a wall, under the existing restaurant, that would protect the current 35-foot cliff face from further erosion. The team placed twenty-two, forty-foot-deep caissons underneath the hull of the restaurant for stabilization. Once these caissons were in place, a concrete pier cap was “loose formed” and placed over top of the caissons. This required the use of 2×4’s and plywood to form the wall, rather than a pre-engineered formwork system
The team worked on the underside of the restaurant, right on the shore of Lake Erie, making access to the site a bit unconventional. All equipment and materials for the project had to be brought on site by lake, on a barge, as pictured below. As for the construction team, they had access to the jobsite, by rope, down the hillside. The support wall itself presented some challenges as well. While drilling for the caissons, an abandoned dock was found 22 feet below the proposed structure, requiring it to be demolished and removed by the team. The concrete for the wall had to be pumped 400 feet horizontally, to get to the point of placement due to the nearby parking garage not being rated for the weight of a concrete truck. Even with these challenges, Donley’s and team finished the project successfully in 11 weeks’ time. The final concrete wall was 35-feet tall, 30-feet wide, and 12-feet deep, providing the cantilevered restaurant with a stable and reliable support.
The Cultural Center for the Arts in Canton, Ohio is an award-winning designed complex set on more than nine acres near the downtown business and arts districts. Donley’s Concrete Group performed 30,000 sq. ft.of concrete deck repairs and traffic membrane application overtop of the Canton Cultural Center’s finished 330,000 sq. ft. arts facility while it was open and actively being used. The two months of renovations were completed in June of 2017.
During the project’s seven-month schedule at this condominium community in Lyndhurst, Ohio, various structural concrete and waterproofing repairs were made across Acacia on the Green’s elevated parking deck and below grade slab-on-grade. This parking deck was in use by the public during the project, which included several $100,000.00 + cars parked in the deck during construction. With rigorous planning and safety measures, no vehicles were damaged. The cost of the project was over $1.6 million and completed in February 2016.
The renovations at Progressive Field consisted of concrete removal, waterproofing, and replacement of approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of elevated structural deck topping slabs. Most of the work occurred during the Cleveland Indians’ off-season. Donley’s also took advantage of the Indians’ schedule in the summer to remove, waterproof, and replace approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of concrete while the team was out of town. Donley’s is currently off site, but will return in the fall of 2017 to complete the project.
Donley’s Restoration Group is serving as Design Assist Subcontractor to repair and upgrade Cuyahoga County’s 40-year-old parking structure located at Lakeside Avenue and West 3rd Street in downtown Cleveland. The 1,100-space, 4-level garage provides parking for the Justice Center, Cuyahoga County Courthouse, Cleveland Convention Center, and the new Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel. Scope includes extensive structural concrete repairs, waterproofing, and various upgrades to meet ADA compliance standards. Full depth beam replacement occurred 50 ft. above grade and was shored during demolition and replaced after, to allow parking operations to continue. The project is scheduled for completion in late summer 2017. The contract is valued at over $10 million, making it DRG’s largest project to date.
The James A.
Garfield Memorial is a historical highlight in Lake View Cemetery, dating back to
1885. Over 100 years later, time had taken its toll on this Cleveland Memorial.
The foundation of the 180 ft structure needed to be repaired and supported.
This restoration involved multiple phases as part of the restoration plan
starting with the restoration of the memorial’s deteriorating foundation and
first level. The restoration involved:
of the existing concrete slab, and previously installed steel shoring
of the Structure prior to demo operations
of new concrete foundations, columns, and beams
of the existing crypt walls
of the existing boiler
of new underground plumbing, connection to the existing plaza drains
Reserve Square is a two-tower mixed use apartment complex in downtown Cleveland. The complex has an attached parking garage for use by guests and tenants. The garage was in need of repairs consisting of:
repairs and water proofing
tee and repair
The Point East is a luxury high-rise condominium community located in Beachwood, Ohio. This condominium community hosts underground and above ground parking spaces. These parking areas were in need of renovation, which consisted of:
Concrete repair on elevated slabs and walls
Concrete repair on top side and underside of
Foundation wall repair
Entrance ramps repair
Working with the owner and Engineer, we devised a restoration plan to add another 15 to 20 years of serviceable life to the structure for ¼ of the cost to replace it. Donley’s Restoration Group worked with construction engineers, Barber & Hoffman, to provide:
▪Full and partial slab repair
▪Full joist replacement
▪Beam and column repair
▪Membrane removal and new membrane application
▪Supplemental reinforcing steel
▪Full deck replacement
▪Construction of a new ramp reaching the top floor
Project Duration: 15 months