CASE STUDIES

PROJECT

Davidson County Solid Waste Management Facility

WHERE

Lexington, NC

WHEN

1994 – Present

CHALLENGE
Smith Gardner, Inc. (S+G) has provided a number of services including the preparation of Site Suitability and Permit to Construct applications for a 40+ year landfill expansion. The challenge was a comprehensive evaluation of the complex geology beneath the subject site.
SOLUTION
S+G completed a geophysical evaluation of the entire property as well as geophysical evaluations of open boreholes prior to completion as piezometers. These investigations determined that the site was underlain by numerous fractures as well as several diabase dikes.
RESULTS
The thorough study of the complex geology of this site allowed NCDENR to approve all permits. The site is currently operating within the first 5-year cell and S+G is in the process of permitting the second 5-year cell.