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What Are the Uses of Cofferdams for Construction?

You are probably wondering, “What is a cofferdam used in construction?” A cofferdam is a structure used to retain water and allow builders to dewater construction sites. It helps to maintain a dry work site when constructing structures in waterlogged areas. An excellent example of a cofferdam is the Aqua-Barrier® used by almost all builders.

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There are different types of cofferdams classified based on sizes, configurations, and material options. A few examples are earthen cofferdam, braced cofferdams, double-wall sheet piles, and cellular cofferdams. The latter is available in two types: The diaphragm type with circular arcs on the side and the Circular type with connected circular cells. Here are the uses of cofferdams in construction.

Shoreline Restoration

Shorelines play a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance of the environment. A cofferdam is a perfect solution to shoreline restoration. While many types of cofferdams can be used to restore shorelines, the Aqua-Barrier® has proved to be the most resourceful asset to implement such projects.

Boat Ramp Construction 

When constructing a boat ramp, you’ll need a cofferdam to dewater the area before you begin construction. The Aqua-Barrier® offers a safe, cost-effective, and modern way to maintain a dry work site during boat ramp construction. It’s water-inflated to simplify the dewatering process and facilitate the boat ramp construction process.

Pro Tip: Aqua-Barrier® cofferdams come in various sizes to allow you to work in water up to six feet deep. 

Pipeline Construction

Another excellent application of cofferdams is in pipeline construction and inspection in waterlogged areas. The barriers help the builders maintain a dry worksite for proper repairs and construction of pipelines. While some contractors still use sandbags to build cofferdams, there are better alternatives that can help you save time and money.

Using Cofferdams for Construction Projects

What is a cofferdam used in construction? Now that we’ve answered this question, you need to figure out your construction project’s nature and select the right cofferdam. The Aqua-Barrier® cofferdam is the answer to any construction project.

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