- Boat Ramp Repair
Tennessee River, Chattanooga, TN (2003)
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This boat ramp was in need of serious repairs. The owner learned that by using AquaDams® he could complete his work
for less than half the price of the sheet piling which would have been very noisy and
disruptive to the live-on boat owners. The only noise generated from the use of the AquaDam®
would be the sound of the water pumps.
The damage to the ramp is quite severe, and it only gets worse farther out.
This is a common problem with old concrete boat ramps. This one was poured in 1960.
The maximum water depth along the outside area of the proposed AquaDam® placement was 8',
so a 12' high AquaDam® was used. It had to be started at least 4' up the bank to allow it to fill
completely. To minimize seepage the rocks were removed from the bank where it would start.
A tree provided a convenient tie-off point.
This 12' high AquaDam® was 250' long and weighed approximately 10,000 lbs.
It was lifted from the trailer by a forklift customized for lifting boats
out of the water.