Project Overview

Corrado Construction was awarded the sitework package for the excavation of irrigation ponds at the Ed Oliver golf course. The scope of work included:

  • 1,300 LF of Storm Pipe Install
  • 1,300 LF of Storm Pipe Demo
  • 600 Tons 57 Stone
  • 500 Tons Rip Rap
  • 66,000 CY of Excavation and Embankment

Key Challenges

  • CCC had to contend with adverse weather conditions – snow and rain – at the beginning of the job in January 2016.
  • Accessing the site within an active golf course was a challenge. Plastic matting was used to minimize the impact of the construction equipment on the course.
  • The golf course was still open during construction so Corrado had to be ultra-vigilant so as to not disrupt or endanger any guests or employees at the facility.
  • Soil conditions on the site varied. Planning was required in order to use clay material found on-site for the embankment construction.


Jeff Vance - Project Manager

Corrado Construction provided bulk soil excavation services for the construction of three stormwater ponds and appurtenant structures on the Ed Oliver Golf Course Rainwater Harvesting and Reuse project. Challenges included aging and unmapped infrastructure, shallow bedrock, and highly variable stratigraphy. Working with Corrado enabled us to efficiently troubleshoot these issues and develop a path forward. Responsiveness, quality work, and invaluable experience are the hallmarks of Corrado’s capabilities and contributed to the project being completed on time and on schedule. I have full confidence in Corrado’s capabilities and believe their vast experience, professionalism, and safety vigilance serves us well on any project.

Jeff Vance - Project Manager, BrightFields

Project Details

Project:Ed Oliver Golf Club


Location:Wilmington, DE


Job Size:Under $1 Million

Duration:4 Months

Date of Completion:April 2016