Mother Nature packs a powerful punch that can quickly destroy coastlines and reduce sprawling beaches to thin patches of sand that encroach the shore. Pacific Maritime Group works to protect the long-term future of beaches by performing beach nourishment projects that restore beaches and protect the land.
Whether you are looking to save a beach, expand its size and worth, or protect commercial or residential shoreline properties from harsh weather and erosion, beach nourishment may be the answer. Pacific Dredging and Construction has the staff, equipment, and skills to replenish beaches of all sizes.
What is Beach Nourishment?
Beach nourishment is used to manage beaches by replacing lost sediment that will delay or prevent ongoing erosion. While sand replenishment cannot do anything to curb the causes of erosion, it is designed to mitigate its effects. Sand is pumped using state-of-the-art dredging equipment and redistributed onto the beach’s surface to expand and widen the existing area. Beach nourishment projects are performed by dredging professionals to protect the shoreline from destructive storm surges and reduce the flow of inevitable future erosion. The beach nourishment process is not a one-time fix and will not address the underlying causes of erosion. It is a service that needs to be performed multiple times as needed to save the beach and protect the land.
Benefits of Beach Nourishment
Beach nourishment efforts take the skill and experience of dredging specialists like Pacific Dredge and Construction and Pacific Tugboat Services. Years of successful dredging projects puts us in the unique position of handling beach replenishment jobs of all sizes and kinds. The following are examples of the benefits and features of the beach nourishment services performed by a talented team of dredging professionals at Pacific Maritime Group.
The constant pounding of waves eats away at beaches as the sand is swept away a little at a time. Many beaches serve as a wave buffer for the shore and will erode over time as the sand is carried out to the water. Beach nourishment projects conducted by the industry professionals at Pacific Maritime Group build back up and protect the shoreline from diminishing beach space.
Offers Protection to Shorefront Properties
Beach erosion can threaten physical properties susceptible to storm surges. Beach replenishment projects create protection for structures along the shore against storms and tidal movements. Steep inclines that lead up to structures are most susceptible to erosion. Beach replenishment projects provide stability and strength to these inclines to protect the structure from mudslides and other damaging conditions.
Wider and more expansive beaches will attract more visitors. Replenishing sand lost to erosion creates safer marine life habitats and cuts down on hazards along the beach. Renourishment projects lead to greater sustainability for the beach and the surrounding areas. Many beach nourishment jobs are designed to lay a foundation for a larger, more substantial, and permanent beachfront project.
Beaches that suffer from erosion are left exposed to a variety of safety problems for marine life and humans alike. Replenishing lost sand with nearby sediment collected by dredging equipment reduces the chances of dangerous sinkholes developing on the beach. Beach nourishment also protects visitors from rocks or driftwood that can cause injury and could even impact the threat of algae blooms.
Contact Pacific Maritime for More Information
Pacific Maritime Group is a respected leader in hydraulic and mechanical dredging services from Mexico to Alaska. Our marine industry professionals can perform a wide range of services, including beach nourishment efforts that protect existing ecosystems and preserve and expand beaches. To learn more, contact Pacific Dredging and Construction today.