This project highlights seasonal pier removals that occur mainly in the Fall. One of Beacon’s crews from the maintenance division are seen starting the removal of one of our bigger timber docks. This pier comes in and out each year and is built with IPE decking panels, as well as a IPE floating dock and gangway.
This outdated pier was in need of a major facelift. The crew stripped this pier down to the pilings, and hauled out all the debris via boat to be properly disposed of. This new pier construction followed the same footprint as the original structure, and the rebuild consisted of all new pressure treated lumber to increase the longevity of the pier for years to come. This enhancement included new vertical supports, ledgers, stringers, cross bracing, decking and handrail system. Stainless steel screws and galvanized fasteners are used to reduce rust and corrosion.
This project reflects our maintenance crew installing new IPE decking on a pier in Oyster Harbors. By using stainless steel screws to increase longevity and prevent rust, upon completion of decking, the old pier was demolished, as well as the old cross bracing. New cross bracing had been installed using a 3”x8” pressure treated lumber and galvanized hardware. This new cross bracing restricts the amount of lateral movement in the pier. Once these phases were complete, the crew installed 2 sets of TaylorMade Boat Whips. The boat whips are used to prevent boats from rubbing against the pier.
LOCATION: Mashpee, Cape Cod, MA
PROJECT COMPLETION: October, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Beacon Marine Construction was hired to install and new pile supported aluminum float, aluminum gangway, and wooden pier section at the Pirates Cove Boat Ramp in Mashpee, MA. Beacon was able to successfully complete the work within the specified timeline. The boat ramp remained open throughout construction. When finished the public had a stable platform to use while launching and hauling their boats at this busy ramp.
Location: Osterville, MA
Project Completion: August, 2016
Description: Construction of a pile supported pier in a tight waterway. It was necessary to wait for high tide and used our shallow draft tug to access the site with our barge. This pier had a nice custom finish with IPE and Thru-flow decking. We worked closely with the property owner and construction manager to make sure the final product was exactly what they expected. The work took approximately three weeks to accomplish. This pier was a great addition to an already stunning property.
Location: Osterville, MA
Project Completion: March, 2016
Details: New pile supported pier constructed using Ipe decking on the pier, ramp, float, and handrail. A custom stair set was constructed up the bank with matching Ipe decking. ThruFlow decking material was used over the area with marsh grass to allow for sunlight penetration. The project required the removal and disposal of an existing seasonal dock and a staircase. The project was completed ahead of schedule requiring less than 2 weeks total construction time.