Seacoast Marine Construction leads the marine construction industry by offering design, permitting, material service and construction. When it comes to bulkheads the most cost effective and optimum, design is one that performs its specified function for the desired life cycle at the most economical cost to the customer.
The largest concern when designing and building a bulkhead in the North East is the potential damage that can be done to a bulkhead by the two most prevalent marine borers— Limnoria Tripunctata (Gribbles) and the Teredo Navalis (Shipworms). When designing bulkheads, its important to use timbers with the highest CCA treatment allowable for your site-specific area or to use a tropical hardwood, such as green heart or purple heart.
When deciding which sheet piling is right for you, material lifespan and durability are the most important factors. Vinyl sheet pilings have a lifespan of up to forty years, where steel coated sheet pilings have a lifespan of up to fifty years. These figures are general estimates, as tides, salinity, and the cleanliness of the body of water are all key factors in the lifespan of the product.