The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line resort in Labadee, Haiti has a magnificent facility that services many thousands of guests each week. As the cruise ships docked and the passengers strolled along the pier, our team of expert divers were floating in the water beneath them, hard at work wrapping the massive pilings. We used the SeaShield System to preserve and protect the pilings from the harmful wake that is generated by the rough waters. And speaking of rough waters…The team undertook an additional project of placing Reef Balls parallel to the coastline to act as a wave barrier and ensure the tranquility of the lagoon. We maneuvered dozens of the concrete balls into place, mobilizing them from land into the water and then carried/floated them with lift bags to their designated spot.
This traditional home had a 75-foot seawall that was tilting out towards the waterway, coupled with a significant loss of topsoil- a fairly common issue in south Florida. To rectify this, we constructed poured-in-place support batter pilings. We installed a concrete Riprap wall along the exposed footer areas, filling the gap area with high flow concrete. To ensure the structure’s stability for years to come and to deal with the high volume of rain that compromises seawalls in South Florida we installed 15 Jet Filter System units to release the Hydro-static load from the upland side. Finally, we constructed a breath-taking dock 75 feet long. The client was extremely happy and grateful for the results. Mission accomplished!!!
Sea Me Dive specializes in emergency recovery commercial diving services for utilities companies and commercial and governmental entities. When a drill rig was overturned and submerged in the everglades water, we were called to place steel slings and help with the recovery. Mission was successfully completed and although we like challenges, we hired The Gator Boys star Paul Bedard to watch our backs from friendly alligators swimming around.
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The Marina is situated along the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale. It has a restaurant, a dock store, and office facilities that are partially constructed over the ICW. The project was divided into separate phases. To protect the integrity of the seawall we installed Jet Filters along the 60% of its length that required them. Due to the unique construction of the property, a challenge was presented to us to shore up a 100-foot section of seawall with 132 tons of riprap rock that was under an existing structure. The use of a crane was not possible due to the overhead environment, therefore our company constructed an underwater steel sled. Riprap rock was mobilized in front of the structure at the open basin area. Divers proceeded to load the steel sled with riprap rocks, 3 tons at a time, and carried the cage to the seawall using lift bags. An estimated 80 existing wooden pilings were jet cleaned and wrapped with a protective sleeve. In areas of extreme material loss, sleeves were filled and reinforced with concrete. We conducted full concrete restoration work of the concrete superstructure using cutting edge building materials. The greatest challenge of the project was that our ability to perform the required work was dictated by tidal movement and level. The work had to be carried out while the businesses proceeded with their normal workday operations.