In an around Parksville and Nanoose including French Creek and Qualicum collectively known as Oceanside, there are an abundance of oceanfront homes. The ocean can be a real challenge in the winter months as the surf crashes onto the shoreline and sometimes threatening the homes with erosive effects. In order to mitigate this, it is often a good plan to create a defensive sea wall. This is often done by bring large natural rock to the properties and laying them onto the existing beach material and sometime creating a concrete barrier to contain the structure. This gallery shows some of the method used to create a good solid sea wall defense for the properties around oceanside.
Defensive Seawall 1
Strewn Boulders Dissipate the Energy
By using irregular rocks the powerful action of the waves is dissipated.
Sea Wall with Steps
This construction contains some cleverly disguised rock steps in the design
Combining Concrete with Natural Rock
The combination of Natural Rock and the Concrete steps form an integral part of this Sea Wall installation.
Creating the Right Ambiance
Putting a pile of rocks in place to prevent sea effect erosion is more than just 'dumping' a pile of rocks; it making them appear as natural as possible.
Re-Arranging the Rock Pile
A machine that can do the job without causing damage is a critical part of any earth moving assignment.
Drainage is Essential
With the constant winter buffering effect of waves, it is important to design a drainage system that will prevent erosion effects in the wall.
Installing Filter Cloth
A very important job is to install the filter cloth in the drainage preparation process.
Rugged and Impressive
Rugged Rocks make for a solid display and provide that needed protection against winter storms.
Natural Rock Defense
Using a gradation of natural rock blends into the shoreline for that unspoiled look.
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The positioning and placement of rocks is accomplished with the aid of the Hitachi excavation machine and Kerry's expertise!
Sea Effect Damage
The owner of this property hired the Kerry BobCat excavation company to prevent further damage by the installation of a defensive storm resistant structure.
Pebbles Rock and Glass
The combination here of shoreline pebbles, large boulders and driftwood juxtaposed against the glass windows of the home provide an artistic rendition that acts as a sea wall protective barrier.
Here are a few more pictures that show the quality work done on Sea Walls. Please feel free to contact Kerry if you are interested in a similar kind of work.
Defensive Seawall 2