Portfolio Marine

Boathouse and Shoreline Stabilization

Skaneateles Lake, Spafford, New York
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Client Private Owner
Project Engineer Thomas F. Trytek, P.E.
Contractor RAM of CNY, Inc.
Completion Anticipated Fall 2010

This project consisted of stabilizing a 30 foot high shale bedrock embankment and providing a double boat slip boathouse with an upper entertainment room. This client has antique wooden boats and required an area to safely store them throughout the year. The embankment face was extremely weathered with many unstable rock shelf areas.

The project required the removal of loose rock and tapering to allow for the installation of numerous rock pin anchors and shotcreting to provide the necessary protection against erosive forces. Additionally, the back of the boathouse was designed to blend into the embankment area.

A total of six main support piers were drilled and anchored to the shale bedrock and filled with steel reinforced concrete to serve as the necessary foundation for the building's steel framing system. Given the exposure to severe icing conditions, these piers and shoreline bulkhead structures required the usage of steel sheetpiling in order to provide the necessary strength to withstand these and other forces acting on the building.

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