Posts Tagged: marine
Posted by Sarah Cole on January 01, 2016 in Civil Engineering
This project involved the construction of a new 400 Cu.m reinforced concrete foundation, tied into the existing structure, and protected by a new sheet piled cut off wall.
Between November 2006 and March 2007 SWH Civils carried out repairs and enhancements to the sea wall at Goodrington. The existing 370m long wall was predominantly of masonry construction, supported on a shallow reinforced concrete foundation, protected by a sheet piled cut off wall. As a result of lengthy exposure to the elements, much of the foundation was failing, resulting in the wall beginning to move in places.
The works carried out by SWH Civils...
Posted by Sarah Cole on January 26, 2015 in Civil Engineering
The A379 coast road between Torcross and Strete offers an important transport link between local communities, as well as providing a secondary emergency route to Dartmouth. The road sits atop a shingle barrier between the sea and Slapton Ley.
In last year’s storms, significant damage was caused to the single ridge and bastions. A substantial amount of shingle was washed away from the beach, including up to nearly half from individual bastions which provide protection for the road.
Although seasonal weather usually ensures that the shingle returns during the summer, this hasn’t happened this year and large deposits have built up at...
Posted by Sarah Cole on May 13, 2011 in Civil Engineering
The works comprised the cleaning of algae from the existing concrete, scabbling all existing surfaces and installation of dowels, prior to overlaying the existing concrete with 120mm of new fibre reinforced concrete.
The works were located on the main sea front in Torquay, at a location known as Torre Abbey Sands.
The works were within the tidal zone and the various operations had to be carefully planned to make best use of the available 'dry' time. Access was only available from...