PPM has the capability and expertise to design and install breakwaters of varying types including rubble mounds, floating, and driven pile.
PPM's dredge and cap equipment is well suited for the construction of rubble mound breakwaters. Our RTK-GPS equipped excavators with 360-degree rotating bucket knuckle allows for the ability to key-in riprap to the required design surface. Typically, a contractor would use a skiff box to place the material whereas PPM uses barge-mounted excavators to place the rock with the intended design loaded onto the operators screen to allow for exact placement. Our 600 yard dump barge aids in quickly placing a large quantity of aggregate material in a uniform method.
PPM is proficient in floating breakwaters and, in coordination with our float manufactures and civil engineering partners, can provide a full design-build package we're able to provide a full design-build package. Our fleet of cranes, barges, and tugs are able to transport floats up to 50-ft x120-ft and set anchors in water depths up to 275-ft.
PPM has installed pipe pile-flat sheet combined wall breakwaters, H-pile-sheet pile combined wall breakwaters, and traditional timber pile breakwaters.
Our in-house engineering in combination with our extensive inventory of cranes, pile hammers, and barges enable us to install a wide array of structural breakwaters of varying lengths and wall type. Supported by a network of trusted engineering partners, we're able to design and install pile-supported breakwaters for any environment.
What Sets us Apart
Our team has the specialized design expertise and equipment fleet to install a variety of breakwaters.