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Hydraulic Dredging by Five Dredge and Marine Five Dredge and Marine does many different types of dredging projects, hydraulic dredging is the most used. Our hydraulic dredges have a cutting head to dislodge sediment which is then immediately suctioned through the pump ladder. This diluted sediment is then pumped through a flexible, floating pipe to a...
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Bye-Bye, Wood. Hello, Vinyl!   Understandably, the homeowners were not interested in another wood seawall that would quickly rot and fail again. Instead, the owners decided to go with a vinyl seawall as an affordable, long-term solution. Vinyl Sheet Seawall are UV resistant, unaffected by marine boring animals, and comes with a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty....
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MAXIMIZING THE LIFE OF YOUR SEAWALL There are a number of things that a property owner may do to prolong the useful life of a seawall, and thereby postpone the expense of major repairs or replacement. Please consider the following recommendations: 1. Install a French Drain. This will help even out the pressure differential between...
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Vinyl or sheet piling?     Vinyl sheet piling is quickly becoming the most popular product to use for construction of bulkheads and seawalls. Materials like wood and concrete have been widely used in the past, but the use of these traditional materials is becoming virtually obsolete. With the advent of vinyl sheet piling, homeowners...
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How to Survive a Sinking Ship Be prepared Anyone who’s had experience as a scout will know these 2 words: “be prepared”. The meaning behind this famous saying is closely tied to another famous saying “knowing is half the battle”. Those two bits of advice could very well save your life on a sinking ship....
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Stop Erosion Through Your Seawall with Polyurethane When it comes to seawalls, there is a lot more to learn than meets the eye. A seawall is like a living, breathing thing: especially in the way that it is designed to function. But like all living breathing things, they have a finite lifespan. For many of...
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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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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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