A cofferdam is an essential tool for any project that requires dewatering. With so many advantages to this versatile tool, there’s no reason not to give it a try on your next project. If you need to keep a job site dry, a cofferdam is your best option.
Top Uses for a Cofferdam
Cofferdams have been around for some time now, and have been used for many impressive projects in the United States, such as the repair of the U.S.S. North Carolina and the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York City. Below are seven of the top uses for a cofferdam and how they might assist you on your next dewatering project.
1) Boat Ramp Construction & Repair
Whether you are building a new boat ramp or repairing an existing one, an inflatable cofferdam is a perfect way to get the water out of your work site.
2) Concrete Repair
Working on submerged concrete, like with canals and culverts, can prove a daunting task. An Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam is a safe and effective way to get your area dry and ready for repairs.
3) Pipeline Construction
Pipeline construction and inspections are another great use for a cofferdam, giving contractors the dry area they need for proper construction and repairs.
4) Sediment Control
Using silt barriers and flotation devices for sediment control are outdated. An inflatable cofferdam is faster and more efficient with its easy install and removal.
5) Shoreline Restoration
Our shorelines play a vital role in the ecological balance of our environment. A cofferdam is the perfect environmentally friendly solution to shoreline restoration.
6) Pool & Water Park Maintenance
A cofferdam is a perfect way to make pool or water park maintenance without having to close down entirely! The Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam can restrict water to one side of the pool or swimming area while repairs are being made.
Cofferdams: For All Your Dewatering Needs
Cofferdams are portable dams that are perfect for a variety of dewatering needs. Their internal baffle makes them strong and reusable, saving you time, money, and manpower. Stop working extra hard with cumbersome sandbags and other outdated watering methods and switch to a more reliable and convenient method of dewatering with an Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam.
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While the average person not immersed in the industry may not give it a second thought, we know that shorelines play a significant role in the ecological balance of the natural environment. Whether constructed by nature itself or engineered as in the case of a seawall or concrete barrier, erosion can occur, and the shoreline must be restored. Our environmentally friendly, temporary cofferdams will save you time and money on your next shoreline restoration project.
The Importance of Shoreline Restoration
- Shorelines trар ѕеdіmеntѕ frоm uрlаnd run-оff.
- Thеу reduce ѕеdіmеntѕ frоm еntеrіng thе wаtеr, whісh prevents оvеr fеrtіlіzаtіоn thаt саn lead to mаѕѕіvе wееd growth аnd аlgае blооmѕ. Shоrеlіnе рlаntѕ rесусlе nutrіеntѕ bеfоrе they аrе аblе tо rеасh the wаtеr.
- A wеll planted ѕhоrеlіnе hеlрѕ aquаtіс аnіmаlѕ ѕuѕtаіn lіfе аnd thе рlаntѕ рrоtесt the ѕhаllоw wаtеr from wаrmіng. Thіѕ mаkеѕ a gооd hаbіtаt fоr mіnnоwѕ tо lіvе within thе еmеrgеnt рlаntѕ. Thе mіnnоwѕ аttrасt lаrgеr fіѕh аnd this рrоvіdеѕ bеttеr ѕhоrеlіnе fіѕhіng. Overall, shorelines рrеѕеrvе thе ecological bаlаnсе оf thе lake аnd рlауѕ аn еѕѕеntіаl rоlе іn thе bеаutу оf thе lаndѕсаре
- Thе shoreline асtѕ аѕ аn іmроrtаnt buffеr zоnе frоm tеrrеѕtrіаl tо аԛuаtіс есоѕуѕtеmѕ. A wеll рlаntеd ѕhоrеlіnе hеlрѕ рrеvеnt роllutіоn frоm ѕtоrm wаtеr run-оff аnd lаwn fеrtіlіzеrѕ frоm entering thе lake ѕуѕtеm. Thіѕ аllоwѕ fоr bеttеr wаtеr ԛuаlіtу аnd lеѕѕ аlgае blооmѕ.
- Thе ѕhоrеlіnе аlѕо рrоvіdеѕ рrоtесtіоn frоm erosion. In аddіtіоn thе ѕhоrеlіnе рrоvіdеѕ рrіvасу аnd a ѕtunnіng vіеw оf thе lаkе.
Aqua Barrier® fоr Sеdіmеnt Cоntrоl and Shоrеlіnе Rеѕtоrаtіоn.
The Aqua Barrier® Temporary Cofferdam provides a cost-effective, environmentally friendly solution for protecting the shoreline during restoration projects. As you work to repair or rebuild the shoreline, the cofferdam works as a water barrier to sustain the natural environment and ecosystem. The cofferdam provides an efficient way to dewater the worksite and control sediment until the permanent shoreline is restored.
Why Choose Aqua Barrier®?
The Aqua Barrier® system has been used all over the world for various projects including shoreline restoration, pipeline construction, bridge construction, pool maintenance, boat ramp installation and more. It is quick and easy to install compared to other methods such as sandbags, safe for the environment, and reusable. Save time and money on your next shoreline restoration project with the Aqua Barrier® temporary cofferdam.
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Whenever the destructive storms strike coastal regions of the United States, not only are houses and businesses destroyed but there is always damage to the shorelines as well. Shoreline erosion happens every year. Throughout severe weather and tropical storms, the losses are higher. Entire areas of shorefront may vanish. With the expectation of more brutal storms along with the projection of ascending sea levels worldwide, shoreline protection turns critical. Naturally this calls for Temporary and permanent methods to save beachfront properties, homes and businesses.
Cofferdams and Shoreline Restoration
Shoreline protection or shoreline restoration projects tap into various methods, from developing permanent structures to dewatering areas so maintenance or construction occurs. A range of products as well as methods can fulfill these kinds of requirements. These products are typically temporary structures or long-term.
As a temporary structure, a cofferdam is built to keep water and/or soil away from the excavation wherein a structure is built. Such structures may be bridges or piers among other things used for Shoreline protection or shoreline restoration. Whenever construction takes place below the water level, a cofferdam is constructed to provide workers a dry work environment.
The term “cofferdam” originates from “coffer” which means box, put simply a dam shaped like a box.
Inflatable dams are cylinder-shaped rubber material positioned across channels, streams or dam crests to elevate the upstream water level whenever inflated. A covering of stainless steel mesh or ceramic chips may be inlayed in the exterior layer to reduce or protect against vandal deterioration.
They are utilized to route water for irrigation, temporarily raising active dams, flood control, and safeguard low-lying coastal sections from tidal flooding, and for sewage retention/separation throughout flood situations. Inflatable dams may be filled with water, air or both.
An aqua barrier is water inflated barrier. Being both portable and reusable, these temp dams are another popular method during construction. This product is designed to be a portable dam that is perfect for a multitude of different dewatering projects that you may be working on and is a more effective and environmentally safe alternative to sandbags.
Contact Us today for more information on the benefits of using an Aqua Barrier Cofferdam for your shoreline restorations and dewatering needs.