Bowling Green, Florida

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P&J Role

Prime Contractor

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Completion Date

January 2022

Project Description

P&J was responsible for Phase 1 construction of a Clay Settling Dam Phase 1. The 3.5-mile perimeter of the dam reaches an elevation of 177’ and encompasses approximately 600 acres of waste clay storage for phosphate mining.

Project Highlights


CY Dozer-Placed Fill


CY Compacted Overburden Fill


CY Compacted Sand Tailings Fill

P&J’s Contribution

The scope of work for P&J on this project included stripping vegetation, identifying and removing unsuitable materials within the foundation, flooring out the foundation with dozer placed fill, and placing compacted sand tailings fill and compacted overburden fill using CAT 657 scrapers and haul trucks.


P&J implemented mud wave techniques to shift large quantities of waste clay materials out of the footprint of the dam and into secluded areas within the interior of the storage area. These methods allowed P&J to maintain a suitable foundation for the dam, while limiting loading and hauling of the waste clays. P&J also worked closely with owner and engineer representatives to create a team approach to the work, which allowed for all parties to evaluate unique solutions to the work to reduce cost and schedule throughout the project duration.

Additional scope also included dewatering, spillway structures, erosion controls, and seeding.