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Portadam, Rain for Rent Join Forces to Offer Cofferdam, Dewatering Solutions

The new partnership aims to keep projects Workin' in the Rain.

Tue March 26, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Portadam, a provider of temporary portable cofferdams and portable water storage systems, and Rain for Rent, a provider of temporary liquid handling solutions, have joined forces to the benefit of contractors across the United States to offer environmentally friendly cofferdam and dewatering solutions. These systems are used in construction, remediation, rehabilitation, flood protection and inspection projects in rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs and other retaining areas.

At a press conference on Feb. 5, 2013, at The World of Concrete Trade Show in Las Vegas, Portadam President Robert Gatta and Rain for Rent President Paul Harrington jointly introduced a PowerPoint presentation outlining the ways their companies’ symbiotic relationship will efficiently and cost-effectively serve the construction industry. With a combined 65 locations across the United States, rapid response and local support are virtually assured, according to the companies.

Their growing repertoire of high profile projects includes The D&G Boring project in Atlanta, Ga., and the Huguenot Bridge Reconstruction project in Richmond, Va.

Brad Thomas, D&G project manager said “We were at a standstill and at risk of not being able to complete this pipeline project. Rain for Rent’s solution combined with a joint Portadam and Rain for Rent implementation allowed for an on-time project completion under extremely difficult site conditions.”

Brent Hunt, Skanska project manager of the Huguenot River Bridge Reconstruction project said “The effort and expertise of Portadam and Rain for Rent was an important factor in helping us complete this project despite challenging environmental conditions.”

For more than 30 years, Portadam has allowed contractors to perform in-water work in dry conditions. This temporary, portable cofferdam, water diversion or fluid retention system can be used in open water up to 12 ft. (3.6 m) deep. By utilizing an established free-standing steel support system and impervious fabric membrane, the Portadam system allows many types of in-water construction to be accomplished in dry conditions without the need for excavation, fill, costly pile-driving equipment or time-consuming sandbag dikes, according to the company.

With in-house engineering and design services and more than 60 branch offices, Rain for Rent can support engineers, contractors and government agencies with Liquid Ingenuity solutions and services. Rain for Rent’s range of technologies, which includes a wide variety of pumps, filtration and storage products, allows them to handle everything from complex to routine water-management.

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