Erosion Repair at Turnberry Isle Golf Course, Aventura

Our company was contacted by a Golf Course Maintenance Director to inspect two areas of the golf course that were effected by a flood condition. The inspections revealed that in the first area an embankment along one of the ponds had severe ground erosion with heavy under cutting and an unstable surface. The total area effected was about 220 linear feet. The second area inspected was effected by a flood condition. It was a concrete canal under a large waterfall, with a heavy and high water flow rate. The bed and sides of the canal were severely cracked and in some of the areas where the water seal liner was exposed, lost their concrete cover entirely. Our company was given the go ahead to conduct the repairs with an indication of having only six weeks to complete all the work; as the course was due to reopen for the winter season.

Phase 1:

Repair of waterfall flow canal area of reinforcement repair approximately 550 Sq. feet: Our Company removed all the moveable boulders and rocks from the entire damaged surface area. The area was then jet cleaned for the prepping of new anchors that were drilled without penetrating the liner seal. Steel mesh was then fastened to anchors with S’S wire shaping mesh while following countered areas to maintain the original organic rock texture. A special mix of high strength 5200 psi concrete with high strength hydraulic concrete to allow texturing with short curing time. Phase 1 was completed in ten days with excellent finish & higher impact water resistant.

Phase 2:

The shoring and anchoring of the pond embankment area was reinforced by 220 linear feet. A riprap wall was staggered-stacked with earth anchors spaced every ten feet, which were then anchored into an embankment six feet in. 5/8 rebar pegging ripraps bags to the top soil. Approximately 800 bags were used in the process after an entire wall was placed and secured following an exact ground contour. When the riprap bags were cured, rip rap walls were then jet cleaned and prepped with a bonding agent, and mortar wire mesh was installed. The top and outer face were then mortared with a special mix of mortar concrete, creating a flow-effect, textured with an emphasis on keeping a natural organic look throughout the new retaining wall. When the mortar cured, the wall was painted and color-textured to blend with its surroundings. Work was completed in 16 days.

Work performed in the past 4 years:

 Repair and maintenance of cofferdam over-flow system.

 Repair and maintenance of cofferdam flood gate.

 Installation of Jet-filter hydraulic pressure-relief system.

 Installation of batter piling supports for the wood seawall.

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