Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. brings over two decades of experience and innovation to each job site. MCDI is a full service underwater inspection, underwater construction, and diving company experienced with all facets of marine construction. MCDI has inspected, constructed, and maintained in-water structures of all types. Mainstream uses its years of experience to obtain the highest standards possible in workmanship and quality in order to satisfy the most demanding of our customers.
Lock, Dam, and Power Plant Services
Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. has performed numerous diving operations at Locks and Dams and Power Plants all across the United States.
In addition, several of MCDI's Diving Supervisors are certified decompression chamber operators.
MCDI's company-owned mobile decompression chambers are valuable assets when the project requires diving operations at deeper depths.
Underwater Bridge Inspection, Repair, and Construction
Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. has personnel on staff that have personally performed commercial diving operations on over 2,000 bridges in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Florida and North Carolina.
MCDI divers have worked in conjunction with numerous engineering companies and government agencies in the performance of these projects. MCDI divers are very experienced with all aspects of inland commercial diving including working in heavy current, zero visibility and cold water.
River Shipping Industry
Since opening for business in 1988, MCDI has been providing commercial diving services to the inland river shipping industry. In fact, most of our repeat customers are inland river shippers.
Mainstream's services are cost efficient because we have an extensive inventory of equipment in-house and can respond to any situation at a moment's notice.
River Terminal and Mooring Cell Services
MCDI has extensive experience constructing, inspecting, and repairing mooring cells and mooring dolphins of all sizes and styles.
In fact, MCDI divers are highly trained and experienced in performing underwater inspections on all types of marine structures.
MCDI has the capability to provide ultrasonic thickness testing, underwater video, and underwater still photography. MCDI inspection reports include highly detailed and accurate information with integrated color photographs and AutoCAD drawings, and underwater video, as applicable.
Marine Salvage Operations
MCDI is extremely experienced and qualified in the salvage and recovery of sunken vessels and equipment. Our crews have successfully raised numerous towboats, barges, large cruisers, and houseboats as well as a multitude of other objects. MCDI has the equipment required to perform these types of projects including: a truckable lift barge, sectional barges, rough terrain crane, over 40,000 tons worth of lift bags, and other specialty equipment. MCDI's large selection of pumps and dewatering equipment ensures we have the right equipment for any size job.
Internal Pipeline Inspection and Cleaning Services
Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. is equipped and experienced to perform all types of pipeline inspection and cleaning work. MCDI often performs pipeline inspection and cleaning services at industrial facilities and municipalities.
Pipeline Inspection, Cleaning, Installation, and Repair
MCDI has an extensive amount of experience inspecting, cleaning, installing, and repairing pipelines of all sizes and construction. MCDI has performed pipeline projects for a variety of clients.
Mainstream's work has involved all types of pipe projects including heat fusing and laying HDPE pipe. Our experience, innovation and ability to provide custom fabrication when needed allows us to solve some of the most complicated problems.
Services on Intakes, Outfalls, Clearwells, Wet Wells, Traveling Water Screens, and More
MCDI has a vast amount of experience constructing, inspecting, and maintaining intakes, outfalls, and wet wells of all types.
Potable Water Tank Services
Since opening for business in 1988, Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. has provided safe and economical services to municipalities of all sizes including underwater inspection and repair in:
- Elevated Tanks
- Clearwells and Reservoirs
- Fire water Tank
Contaminated Diving Operations
MCDI routinely works in contaminated environments including work at hazardous waste spills; the salvage of sunken barges carrying hazardous materials; work at paper mills and manufacturing plants where the environmental conditions also include hazardous temperatures and/or confined space entry work; work at government facilities including where uranium is enriched for use in nuclear power plants; work in municipal raw sewage; biologically contaminated environments as well as in a wide variety of chemically contaminated environments.
Dredging, Airlifting, and Pumping
MCDI is capable of providing a rapid response and turnkey operation for all types of diver operated airlifting, dredging, and pumping projects. MCDI owns several large pumps, hundreds of feet of suction and discharge hoses, and related equipment.
MCDI has performed numerous dredging operation projects throughout the United States.
Casino Services Including Hull Inspections and Diver Dredging
MCDI has years of experience performing diver-operated dredging under riverboat casinos and related docks. Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. currently performs annual diver-operating dredging operations at a casino on the Ohio River.
Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. is often called upon to fabricate custom parts or modify existing components for our customers. MCDI employs several certified welders.
Crane and Barge Services
Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. has an extensive array of specialized equipment including a 30 ton, rough terrain crane, and floating work platform.
Freshwater Mussel Surveys and Relocations
MCDI has been performing freshwater mussel surveys since its formation in 1988. MCDI has performed hundreds of mussel surveys and relocations in the eastern and central United States.
Marina Construction, Inspection, Repair, and Salvage and Pleasure Craft Salvage
MCDI is experienced in marine salvage, dock installation, maintenance, and repair. MCDI has the equipment required to perform these types of projects including: a truckable lift barge, sectional barges, rough terrain crane, over 40,000 tons worth of lift bags, and other specialty equipment. MCDI's large selection of pumps and dewatering equipment ensures we have the right equipment for any size job.
Wet or Dry Confined Space Entry and Rescue Teams
MCDI has the knowledge, experience, and equipment to safely and efficiently perform confined space entry work. MCDI is also often called upon to provide Confined Space Entry Rescue Teams for our heavy industry clients.
Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. has the skilled technicians and specialized equipment to perform hydrographic/bathymetric soundings along sections of rivers, waterways, and lakes.
Side Scan Sonar Studies
Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. collects side scan data using a boat equipped with a Klein 3900 side scan sonar unit and differential GPS system. The Klein 3900 system is commonly used for search and recovery and shallow water mapping, and used by police, fire, sheriff, Coast Guard, and Navy units throughout the world.
Acoustic Doppler Current Profile Studies
An Acoustic Doppler Current Profile (ADCP) is a sonar study that attempts to produce a record of water current velocities for a range of depths.