Applications

Concrete Seawalls

A lack of erosion control that causes sinkholes is a vital issue with a concrete seawall design.

One common problem is wall movement in addition to tieback/whaler tension, toe failure, horizontal cracking, panel separation and stress.

Other considerations are wave forces, toe scour, wave overtopping and storm surges.

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Sheet Piling

Vinyl Sheet Piling, Z Type Steel Sheet Piling, FRP Composite and Aluminum Sheet Piling

Interlocks sheet pile structures will experience the build-up of significant hydrostatic water pressure, a vital issue for a sheet piling design.

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Bridge Abutments

Proper maintenance and inspections can also help avoid major disasters. Water run-off without drainage may weaken bridge abutments and wing walls by eroding the material that supports the structure. Furthermore, poor drainage may cause considerable challenges by settling behind the wall and saturating the soil with incredible pressure.

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Flood Control Channels

Concrete lined channel structural problems are indicated by cracking, exposure of reinforcing bars, and large areas of spalled concrete along with soil loss from existing weep holes. Even if the spillway is in good structural condition, seepage under the spillway or erosion at the outlet or along the sides can cause the spillway to fail.

Spillway floor slabs and walls should be checked for erosion of underlying base material known as undermining.

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Wooden Bulkheads

Proper venting of the wooden bulkhead is absolute paramount, as water will enter the wall from rain, runoff, irrigation, etc.

Forces of nature and physics all work symbiotically to create a fully functioning wall assembly that vents properly and this action maintains the soil density behind the bulkhead.

The purpose of installing weep holes in a wooden bulkhead will relieve the hydrostatic water pressure that may settle or rest behind the wall.

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MSE Retaining Walls

The life expectancy of a retaining wall can be increased simply by adding sufficient drainage.

Dry soil may provide little stress on a retaining wall, however heavy soil without proper retaining wall drainage may cause the wall to buckle or lean.

 

 

 

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