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Old 10-11-2005, 09:30 AM
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Folks,

Ophelia has left me in a position where there is nothing left between my house and the sound at Emerald Isle...trees and undergrowth are gone...also the dune has been badly eroded. None of the 3 insurance policies I have cover destruction of the land itself so I am left in a position to build a seawall and pay for it out of pocket.

I have been quoted $35,000 for a 147 foot seawall 3 feet high and backfilling of about 40 feet of earth. This seems like a very good price. The work would be done by an individual who has decent expierience and references on Emerald Isle.

Can anyone comment as to if this is in the ballpark for a decent seawall?

The construction will be treated lumber pilings, sunk and "dead maned" into concrete blocks. And synthetic (fiberglass I think) corregated sheets up front.

Any advice is welcomed.
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:32 AM
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Ah, the joys of waterfront ownership!
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Thats about what we paid without the backfill for 135'....sounds good.

OOPS!!!
Checked my records......that is about twice what we paid....total job was a little over 15,000.
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It seems to me that the folks across the canal from us in AB paid about $115 per foot and for 147' that would work out to be 16,905. I think they had Custom Marine Construction do theirs and it looks good. That was for the retaining wall small amount of backfill and a small walkway along the wall.
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Got a buddy on OIB who had Ophelia damage and will have to replace 60 feet. He has been quoted $115 per foot by two different people.
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About a year ago I paid $110 a foot for 133' of C-loc 9000 vinyl, 22 foot sheets in 10-12 feet of water with a 3' walkway along the top.
Tie-backs every six feet to treated piling deadmen, one whaler at the waterline, and another at the top edge.
Concrete "plugs" and eight foot wing wall returns at each end.

There was additional work, like a dock that is not included in that price. That is just the wall, and some of the fill, I know there was additional fill beyond the estimate that I had to buy seperately.

I had several other bids for considerably more, one for less,

That is in Virginia Beach, not your area, but not too far away either.

Be sure the contractor gives you long enough sheets. The amount below the sand is just as important as what is above. My Neighbor got a deal on his wall, but the guy only used 14' sheets in 10-12' of water. I wish him well every storm, and I also pray that he does not take me with him if he ever blows out.



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My parents are having to replace ours at Holden its about 40 feet I beileve not sure on the measurements but its gonna be about $15000 which is high to me but we're putting in that new material they're making them out of some kind of vinyl or something.
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