Vault Access Solutions
Below Ground Access Vaults for
Municipalities and Industry
Vault Access Solutions was specifically formed to serve municipalities in need of retrofitting below ground vault locations for both wet & dry utilities including direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic conditions.
Our patented torsion assisted hinged vault access doors have proven themselves over decades of abuse from snow plow traffic in the Truckee Donner area and have overcome the problem of bolts loosening due to continuous vibration.
VAS has the solution for making the below ground vault access retrofitting unbelievably easy. We need up to two hours for ADA compliant sidewalk installations and up to one day for roadways with heavy direct traffic. Today, the following agencies in the State of California know this to be true: Malibu in Los Angeles County, Lancaster in Los Angeles County, Las Virginias Municipal Water District, Cucamonga Valley Water District, Golden State Water District (San Dimas, Claremont & Simi Valley),
California Water Service Co. (Torrance & Palos Verdes), Santa Cruz County Sanitation District, and City of Foster City. There are many others like these agencies who have been steadily, for the past 3 years, budgeted for the task of below ground vault retrofitting. In doing so, safety hazards are diminishing, morale has improved among their field crews and best of all, they have realized productivity increases because of safer, quicker and easier vault access with less concern of safety hazards.
In the past year, Vault Access Solutions has been able to instill tremendous confidence about our vault access products with agencies such as: Nevada Energy (northern region), the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, the Metropolitan Water District of California and the City of San Diego. These municipalities will be the next generation of customers and will be budgeting annually for regular retrofitting of their below ground vault systems.
Below are short video installations using 2 of the 3 different foundation frame designs we fabricate with. The Products Page will inform you about our SOF foundation frame style keeping all secure and dry inside along with VAS safety ladder and up-post which is modular to accommodate ALL lengths needed. Don’t forget … we have no standard vault sizes; Your Needed Size IS our Standard Size!
Missouri American Water Found VAS on this web page in need of securing and making easy to access an opening size of 15ft. X 20 ft. having Fall protection below the access doors AND venting for when the access doors need be keep closed.
City of San Diego’s Broadway Street. A Sidewalk fixture occupying the entire width of 12 ½ ft. from store front to the curb and gutter then having a clear opening length of 10ft. Keeping with the safety standard of H-20 traffic rating because the fixture is at the curb caused each door weight to be 600 pounds.
California Water service Co. servicing from Torrance in southern California to Redding in the north needed foundation frame size of 17ft. Long X 6 1/2ft. wide. Two large doors and 3 removable fixed panels is what made up the surface of the fixture. The end user needs are what we include in the design with an easy install.
LA County Malibu Heathercliff below ground concrete vault structure past its life’s duty cycle that warrants a complete removal and replacement. VAS Extended its life by what’s shown in this video. Another unconventional long-term remedy that saved thousands in dollars and many days of inconvenience by motorists.
Castro Valley Sanitation District had a 20-year-old site at the end of a cul-de-sac which vehicular traffic destroyed the functionality causing “Pry bars to be the required tools to gain access” Wet well & Valve vault locations both removed and replaced in a single day by two men and an excavator. This is 10 minutes long.
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Treatment Plant replacement of 8” thick 30” wide 8ft. long concrete panels with 16ft. long hinged torsion assisted access doors. It was a Maintenance issue to have full and easy access to chemical and electrical lines which Heavy tonnage loads drove over daily.