Debris Booms and Breakwaters
Customized to your requirements
Debris booms are normally custom designed and built to fulfill the customer's requirements. The components are connected together with cable, allowing long spans. This also allows for easy disassembly in any maintenance or debris clean up.
The debris boom consists of Topper Floats with thru rods to hold the unit together. Concrete is added to the section for weight and stability. The amount of concrete can be varied to change the free board of the boom. They are designed with low maintenance and long life in mind. The design life is twenty to twenty-five years, in most cases.
Pricing varies depending on length and environmental requirements.
Access for trash removal can also be provided using the Topper Dock System. The dock can be custom fit around intake screens to give a safe area for your crew.
Safety Dam Barriers
We also build safety barriers used to prevent boaters from entering hazardous areas around the dam and intake structures. There are several designs that allow for easy maintenance and flexibility of operation. Our Floating Sign Buoys can be incorporated in these areas.
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Wave Attenuator / Debris Boom Longview, Washington
“Roll on mighty Columbia” as this wave attenuator / debris boom protects a very busy launch ramp at a local park. The boom is constructed of recycled tire casings formed into logs and attached to piling. What a great way to conserve the environment, by recycling old tires and make something useful!
“Goodyear” Style Floating Tire Breakwater
These floating breakwaters were pioneered as a way to recycle used tire casings. These tire breakwaters have a long history of successful operation. The breakwater consists of a number of floating modules that are attached together to form the breakwater. It can be as long as your site requires. When compared to the cost of a fixed breakwater…. well, there is no comparison: this design does the job at a fraction of the fixed breakwater cost.
Now this is an effective debris boom! The boom was constructed using Topper tire logs to form the boom. The logs are typically formed in 10’ – 40’ lengths and are attached together on site. The boom can be as long as necessary to protect your site.
Floating Breakwater Dock, Chelan, Washington
The outside docks in this marina were designed as heavy duty breakwater docks, due to the long fetch. Large, wind driven waves are common. The outer docks protect the inner harbor and vessels moored inside. The breakwater dock provides additional moorage and revenue.
Ballena Isle Floating Breakwater: Alameda, California
This floating tire breakwater was constructed in two pieces that overlap to protect the inner harbor. One side is 80’ long, the other side is 100’. The width is determined by the size and type of wave, you need to reduce. The breakwater is constructed of modules that attach to each other to form any size and shape for the breakwater. This breakwater was constructed around existing piling to secure it in place.