Marine construction is an extremely specialized field dealing with things such as building, maintenance, and repair of structures - all in the ocean. This type of construction requires extensive and specialized equipment that you would not use for normal inland construction. Marine engineering structures can be broken up into three types of structures such as fixed structures, moveable structures, and complimentary structures. Conventional material such as steel, concrete, sand, and rocks would all be used for both inland as well as marine construction. Commercial Divers Miami FL is professional and fully trained and equipped to handle all your marine construction needs.
Restoration and repair of concrete in marine structures
One of the services we specialize in is the repair and restoration of concrete. With our many years of experience, we use a variety of methods to restore or repair marine concrete structures. Methods include concrete patching and epoxy injection for the crack repair of concrete. Working on concrete structures in and around water comes with its own set of challenges that we at Commercial Divers Miami FL are ready and trained to tackle.
Underwater welding is an extremely specialized and dangerous job and can only be done by those with years’ worth of experience and extensive knowledge and skills to do so. Underwater welders are responsible for the repairing of pipelines, offshore oil rigs, and ships. Underwater welding techniques fall under two main categories, one being wet underwater welding. For this, shielded metal arc welding is commonly used by employing a waterproof electrode. Dry underwater welding is done at prevailing pressure in a chamber filled with a gas mixture that is then sealed around the structure being welded. The applications are diverse and can be used to repair anything from the construction to repair of ships, pipelines, and offshore platforms.
Underwater concrete restoration
Underwater concrete structures are more prone to damage than above-ground structures made out of concrete. Due to this, there are many methods specifically designed to combat this. Some of the methods used to repair underwater structures are surface spalling repair, large scale repair, preplace aggregate concrete, injection technique guniting or shotcrete method or steel sleeve repairing technique. Commercial Divers Miami FL are trained and possess all the necessary equipment needed to ensure concrete restoration underwater is done with the highest of standards to ensure longevity and that no need for concrete repair or restoration for years to come.
Marine erosion has been increasing over the last few decades and that is why erosion control is such an important service. Erosion control is the practice of ensuring the prevention of wind and water erosion in construction. Shoreline structures are built to change the way that the ocean currents run and minimize sand movement and are usually built to protect buildings from being damaged by the sea. Beaches are not static and move constantly, taking sand with it, which causes natural erosion. There are many different prevention methods available to help control natural erosion, such as sand dunes, vegetation, sea walls, sandbags, and sand fences.