Shoring walls can have a dramatic impact on shoreline restoration projects. Shoring walls help stabilize shorelines by reducing wave energy and preventing erosion caused by wave action. Additionally, they provide habitat for marine species, as well as providing access points for recreational activities such as swimming and fishing.
Shoring Wall Installation
Installing shoring walls is an important part of shoreline restoration projects because it helps protect property from flooding, creates new habitats for aquatic life, restores natural habitats for wildlife, improves water quality by controlling sedimentation, increases fish populations, and provides public recreation opportunities.
Types Of Shoring Walls
The type of wall that should be used for shoreline restoration projects depends on the type of project and specific site conditions. There are several common types of shoring walls that can be used, including sheet pile walls, concrete block walls, and steel walling systems. Sheet pile walls use driven steel piles in a pre-drilled hole to provide stabilization, while concrete blocks create a barrier between the land and water by interlocking with each other. Finally, steel walling systems feature curved panels that are fitted together to form a stable structure.
Shoring wall installation is generally an expensive process due to the high level of structural engineering required. However, they typically last significantly longer than traditional methods such as riprap or boulders and can help reduce long term maintenance costs associated with shoreline restoration projects.
In conclusion, shoring walls are an essential component of shoreline restoration projects due to their ability to stabilize and protect the landscape from wave action, create new habitats for aquatic life, improve water quality, increase fish populations, and provide public recreation opportunities. While installation is expensive up front, it can help reduce long term maintenance costs associated with shoreline restoration projects. KB Shoring provides shoreline restoration services across Southwestern Ontario. Contact us today for an estimate on your waterfront project.