Which block for a sea-wall?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by zxsmurf, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. zxsmurf

    zxsmurf LawnSite Member
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    Hi
    First time posting
    I need to put a sea wall at a lake in pa. We were going to use marine grade ties , but after pricing out they are coming in about the same material price as a retaining wall stone. We were leaning to versa-lok or allan. We've use the versa-lok weathered mosiac and it looked nice, but to expensive for this. Anyone done of these recently?
    Thanks
    Rick
     
  2. vntgrcr

    vntgrcr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here is what we are doing here now for walls on the ocean. Never have to worry or touch it. 10ft in the ground, no wash out!

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  3. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Like above, around here almost all sea walls are made of steel.
     
  4. vntgrcr

    vntgrcr LawnSite Senior Member
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    That one is actually fiberglass. Much lighter than steel, won't rust, a win win for everybody.
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    how do you dig and fill the trench for base? wont the water and mud just slide right in and keep filling the trench?
     
  6. vntgrcr

    vntgrcr LawnSite Senior Member
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    They are driven in with a 300lb air hammer. Basically like pushing a stick into the ground. On that particular job, we had to be at least 10ft. below grade. It actually goes pretty good, unless you hit something of course.
     
  7. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah i know how those kinds are driven in, im asking how do you make a trench of base if you are going to be building a block sea wall?
     

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