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The Problem As we noted in an earlier post, Leaking Seawalls: Soil Loss Prevention & Remediation, the underlying cause of seawall deterioration is as follows: As tidal flows rise and fall, water pushes its way in through cracks, joints, and defects in seawalls. The water pushes in on incoming tides and flows out on outgoing tides....
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What material is best for your seawall ? Consultation is Important Location & Accessibility Size of the Seawall Weather Concerns Marine Conditions Cost Wood Although it is the oldest material used for this type of construction, wood is not good for seawall construction, but has many applications in retaining walls and marine barriers. In freshwater...
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Rising sea levels may mean bad news for Florida homeowners who live near the coast. A study conducted by Harvard researchers in Miami-Dade County found that the climate is, in fact, having an effect on the housing market. The research found that single-family homes at higher elevation are increasing in price at a faster rate than lower-elevation...
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Best Materials for Seawalls Coastal developments, such as beach side homes, are lucrative property investments for consumers. However, volatile ocean waves can easily damage property during storm surges. Many shorelines have seawall structures protecting the beach homes and surrounding landscape. In fact, many materials are available for building seawalls, exhibiting disadvantages and advantages for each...
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Concrete or Wood Dock ?   When deciding which type of dock to install on your waterfront property there are some fundamental things to consider. You must know the difference between the types of docks available; fixed or floating, and whether or not you need an addition like a kayak dock. Fixed docks are permanently...
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The JET Filter maintainable drainage & erosion control unit mounts flush into any new or existing concrete seawall or bulkhead.  The JET Filter relieves hydrostatic water pressure while preventing loss of soil and backfill material. Seawalls, bulkheads and other marine structures are vulnerable to the effects of water pressure behind the structure. Failure to drain...
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By making sure that workplace hazards are almost non-existent, you’ll avail yourself of the many benefits that come with it! Your workplace is not just a place where your employees work, it’s also the place where they’ll be spending the majority of their day in. That is why you should ensure that your work environment...
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Seawalls perform important functions to property owners and waterfront residents; albeit the most important function is to protect property from loss of land due to erosion and wave action. Seawalls also help maintain proper water depth in canal systems.A properly maintained seawall helps the permanence of neighboring properties by providing structural support hence enhancing value...
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Five Dredge and Marine Palm Beach Seawall Specialist. When you are looking for a Seawall Specialist in Palm Beach look no further than Five Dredge and Marine. Five Dredge & Marine is a full service state certified general contractor that specializes in design build and project management of marine construction and waterfront general contracting including dredging, docks, seawall...
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Five Dredge & Marine – What is great customer service? The first phase of any project is defining it. Therefore, the first step to delivering great customer service is defining that. Simply stated, great customer service is exceeding the client’s expectations in all areas of contact. For the construction industry, this may be difficult to...
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Five Dredge & Marine is a full service state certified general contractor that specializes in Project Management of Dredging, Marine Construction and Waterfront General Contracting. Five originated from the roman numeral V which represents the insignia of the old MK-V diving helmet worn by navy divers.

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