Keaton Beach - Seawall Case Studies
A failing seawall can spell disaster in so many ways. In the case of the
Keaton Beach project in Perry, Florida, it may have led to damage for
the property within the boat houses built along the seawall’s border.
Problem: Supporting a boathouse aside a number of raised two story residences,
a 330 ft. seawall at Keaton Beach was failing. Portions of it were leaning,
and the entire area was in danger of resultant damage.
Proposed Solution: Ram Jack Solid Foundations proposed replacing the entire seawall with
a new one. The new seawall would include Ram Jack’s steel tiebacks
to support the wall and ensure its stability while minimizing the potential
for future problems. These tiebacks would be strategically placed to maximize
support and ensure the highest level of structural stability.
Outcome: Ram Jack Solid Foundations installed a 20ft. tall, 330 ft. long seawall
with 33 Ram Jack tiebacks behind the existing wall and an adjacent boathouse
that extended the length of the new wall. In order to prevent the boathouse
from damage during the new wall’s installation, Ram Jack had to
tieback each column of the boathouse to an existing slab 14 ft. away.
The job proved to be very complicated and took longer than expected. However,
Ram Jack Solid Foundations overcame the difficulty to beautifully install
the new wall.
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