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Erosion Control Mix

Posted on 08/26/2013 at 02:47 pmViewed 7,312 times

Years ago stumps were cleared and buried. That lead to settling as the stumps decomposed. We now truck the stumps to our DEP licensed recycling facility and grind them into erosion control mix. http://www.gsgravel.com/aggregate/view/erosion-control-mix-cy In most cases ECM ( Erosion Control Mix ) works better than silt fence!  Plus, being a...

Gorham Sand & Gravel is ready for spring

Posted on 03/05/2013 at 07:21 amViewed 7,896 times

It is that time of year again.  We all want the snow gone and Spring to arrive.  Old man winter has other ideas though. This year is no different except that here in Southern Maine there is a lot more snow on the ground than in past years.  That means that every snowstorm the pushed and piled snow takes up more and more valuable room in your...

Belfort and Commonwealth Road Sewer Separation Project in Portland, Maine

Posted on 02/20/2013 at 02:10 pmViewed 7,511 times

Belfort and Commonwealth Road Sewer separation project in Portland, Me.  This is the latest in a long line of similar projects we have performed in Portland and surrounding communities.  The intent is to separate the sewer flows from the storm drainage flows so they can be treated separately saving millions of dollars in the process.   As with...

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Posted on 02/20/2013 at 02:09 pmViewed 7,419 times

Ginn Residence Cape Elizabeth, Me.  Working for Knickerbocker Group we demolished an existing waterfront structure to make way for a new custom built residence. Maintaining the project schedule was crucial due to the neighborhood restrictions on construction activity during the summer months.  We were able to facilitate the schedule and...

York Police Station York, Maine

Posted on 02/20/2013 at 02:09 pmViewed 7,205 times

York Police Station York, Me.  Working for PC Construction we commenced construction on the new facility and new 1 mile access road.  A large portion of the project is now complete as we await further voter approval.

Allagash Brewing facility in Portland, Maine

Posted on 02/20/2013 at 02:08 pmViewed 5,102 times

Allagash Brewing facility in Portland, Me.  Working for Landry French construction we performed the earthwork for the fermentation tank support structure which now allows for 6 additional tanks.  The addition required interior and exterior utilities as well as grading and paving to tie in the new portions to the existing facilities.

Civil Work for New Alfond Athletic Center at the UNE in Biddeford

Posted on 06/07/2012 at 02:35 pmViewed 4,980 times

GSG is completing the civil work for the new Alfond Athletic Center at the University of New England in Biddeford.  Working with Wright-Ryan Construction we have completed the sitework for a new NCAA ice rink and new field house that will have NCAA basketball and volleyball courts.  This work included blasting and removing 5000 cubic yards of...

Fall Is A Great Time to Seed Lawns In Maine

Posted on 08/17/2010 at 11:30 amViewed 8,839 times

Hey folks! Here are a couple of thoughts for your lawn this fall. Fall Seeding in Maine. Fall is a great time to seed a lawn. In fact, the optimum time for fall seeding is between August 15th and September 15th. Hot summer temperatures start to moderate as cool Canadian air filters into Maine. Newly planted grass seed has a chance to mature...

Mud Season Solutions

Posted on 04/16/2010 at 11:30 amViewed 12,784 times

How to Fix a Muddy Driveway It seems like a seasonal right of passage, Mud Season! I am often asked “why can’t I just add some new dry gravel to my driveway, won’t that solve my problem?” The answer is maybe, if at all, for a very short period. Imagine making pancakes for the kids on Sunday morning. The pancake batter represents the mud and...

Skvorak Dental

Posted on 03/05/2010 at 12:13 pmViewed 5,922 times

Serendipity can be a good thing. When the Maine DOT paved Route 302 in Westbrook a few years ago, the previous owner of the property had the foresight to hire Gorham Sand & Gravel to stub out the water & sewer lines at Route 302. This was done because the DOT has a five-year moratorium on digging a recently paved roadway. We have now returned...

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