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To protect your valuable waterfront shoreline, one option as a homeowner is to add a bulkhead. Our bulkheads are built with timber or vinyl and consist of 12'' pile set 6 1/2' on center with top and bottom whalers or what is called reverse bulkhead where no piling show. We use three different tie back systems:

  • Batterpile is where we drive the pile at an angle in front of bulkhead and bolt to bulkhead pile to support the bulkhead.
  • Deadman system is where we drive a tie rod in behind the bulkhead, dig a trench and fill the trench with concrete and connect the tie rods to the bulkhead and concrete.
  • Mantaray is where we drive an anchor into the soil; connect the anchor to the tie rod then pull it back to open anchor to support the bulkhead.
Some waterfront residences may require a sea wall of stone, rip-rap, concrete or specially treated wood due to guidelines set by local laws. Hi-Tide Marine Construction is familiar with all local codes and is willing to help you with your decision making and permit needs.