Welcome to Vault Access Solutions & Fabrication
Vault Access Solutions was specifically formed to serve municipalities in need of retrofitting below ground vault locations for both wet & dry utilities. “Fall Protection” at wet well pumping locations in the past was not a requirement. Today with several decades of time past has brought diverse installation construction types, styles & in many sizes.
VAS has the Solution to all of this making the task of retrofitting unbelievably easy (Not in direct traffic locations) But as simple as 1 to 2 hours on average for planter areas & sidewalk locations requiring ADA requirements! Direct traffic locations take a little longer but, our fixtures are proven and appreciated in the Truckee Donner area because of their Snow plow vibration traffic demands.
Below are short condensed actual installation videos utilizing two of our three different style foundation frames identified on the “Products Page” of this website. All locations “Built to fit” specific needs from protecting an over 100 year old Redwood tree (Palo Alto) to Water Treatment Plant clear opening size of 10ft. 6” x 12ft. (Macon Georgia) Don’t forget we have no Standard Sizes… Your needed size IS our standard size.
City of Palo Alto (3 min.) – A sidewalk location where the growth of a 6ft. diameter Redwood tree nearly destroyed the concrete vault below and the sidewalk at each end of the vault. The City used our RAF frame to upgrade the damaged vault structure in less than 8 hours time. The structural integrity of the vault was retained, the Redwood tree was left unharmed and continues to flourish to this day.
City of Sacramento (44 seconds.) – A water treatment plant where three emergency below ground exit locations didn’t meet today’s stringent safety standards. Each of the locations had two doors weighing in at about 500lbs each. After being retrofitted, each location now has a single 70lb. aluminum door, with a handrail to assist with employee safety during emergencies.
City of Foster City (4 min.) – A direct traffic “problem area” that had required repetitive service calls due to noise and the hazard of loose steel plates. After removal of a 6” tall concrete extension ring and its corresponding steel frame embed, our direct traffic fixture brought peace to the neighborhood. The City has since retrofitted six similar locations and is now focusing on easier landscape locations; taking on average, one hour to remove and replace.
PG&E Central California (3 min) – A two person crew; one man and one woman, retrofit a corner, below ground location containing natural gas regulating and monitoring equipment in 1.5hrs. Followed by another location (not shown in the video) where the same crew retrofitted two more vaults next to each other in 2hrs 15min.
Macon, Georgia (2 min.) – This was not a retrofit, but a good demonstration of the talent that is available to help you achieve your goals. The folks in Georgia needed a 10ft.6in. x 12ft.unobstructed, opening access fixture for a water treatment plant expansion. Despite the fixture’s enormous size, you’ll see a 160lb, 5’8” man open the access doors with ease thanks to our patented torsion parts. NOTE: The carbon steel bars that you see running through the center were placed for shipping purposes and removed upon installation.