Increasing amounts of damage from lack of proper drainage led the government to conduct an extensive evaluation of Arlington National Cemetery’s stormwater collection systems. McKim & Creed inspected approximately 350 collection system manholes, curb drop inlets and yard drop inlets. We used CCTV systems to inspect approximately 31,000 LF of 8-inch to 48-inch gravity piping.
Our wet weather program specialists also evaluated the drainage systems serving the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the John F. Kennedy Memorial, the Women in Military Service Memorial and the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial.
Extreme care and consideration were given to the surroundings during the inspection process, and all activities were halted as burial ceremonies were conducted. Between 27 and 30 funerals are conducted at the cemetery each weekday (Monday through Saturday).
McKim & Creed delivered recommendations to address the cemetery’s drainage challenges that would support its future maintenance and preservation. We consider it an honor to have helped to restore and maintain this important landmark of American history.