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Farmington Hills Water Tower

A Superior Materials Project


“We take architectural concrete very seriously and we partner with those vendors that can appreciate and share our goals regarding finished architectural concrete quality. I am proud to express our appreciation of Superior Materials and its’ people on this project. Thank you for making our first experience in Farmington Hills a great one.” – Team Landmark

  • Constructed 2012-2013
  • Contractor – Landmark Structures
  • Supplied from Superior Materials Novi Plant
  • Total concrete – 3150 cyds

Superior Materials can help with unique, specialty-engineered, projects like the Farmington Hills Water Tower that began construction in 2012 by Landmark Structures. Since 1985, Landmark Structures, Fort Worth, Texas, has constructed in excess of 800 elevated tanks in more than 35 states and Canada. The structure started in November 2012 with a continuous monolithic pour of the mat foundation which measured 7′ thick by 95′ diameter. Over 1300 cubic yards of concrete were placed in under 10 hours using a concrete pump and a tele-belt at an average production rate of 130 cubic yards/hour. Although the ambient temperature was just above freezing, the concrete temperature was maintained above 60 F by batching with hot water.

Construction continued in the spring of 2013 with the placement of the 160′ tall x 60′ diameter pedestal structure using a custom-built jumpform wall system aided by a tower crane. The cylindrical wall is more than a foot thick and was placed in 22 placements over a two month period. Strict quality control measures were enforced to control both concrete strength and color uniformity throughout the process.

The concrete structure was capped with a 160 cy domed slab on top of the pedestal.