Water Inflated Cofferdams for Boat Ramp Construction

While the summer of 2021 is unlikely to see us back to living the life we’ve previously been accustomed to, it’s likely to be several steps ahead of the non-event that was the summer of 2020. Throughout the US, the maintenance of boat ramps is not something that likely has been at the forefront of people’s minds over the past eighteen months or so.

Now that we are almost getting back to normal, it is becoming the time to take a look at existing boat ramps and their state of repair, or to construct boat ramps that have been planned for years but not yet been built.

Boat Ramp Construction – Water Inflated Cofferdams Are An Invaluable Tool

For boat ramp construction, maintenance or repair, the most effective way of making progress is to work in a completely dry working environment. This means creating a dam around the ramp or construction area, removing the water, allowing the ramp to dry (unless you are installing a brand new ramp) and then performing the work.

When it comes to creating the dam, water inflated cofferdams are the best method available. Other damming methods, such as the use of sandbags or the creation of a ‘traditional’ cofferdam using concrete, metal or earth are simply too time-consuming and too expensive. With a water inflated cofferdam you simply place the dam where it needs to be, then use the resource already present – water – to inflate it.

One of the main advantages of using a water inflated cofferdam is that you use the very water you are removing in order to inflate it. If you use other methods, you will need to find some place for the water to go. Often you can just pump it to the other, non-dry side of the barrier, but if that would increase water levels too much, you’d need to find a holding tank solution too, adding to the expense and time taken. With a water-inflated cofferdam this is something you simply do not really have to worry about.

For Boat Ramp Construction Dam-it-Dams Is Here To Help

The key value of a water inflated cofferdam is that it gets the job done, simply, effectively and at a lower cost than virtually all other possible methods. If you would like to learn more, then please contact us here at Dam-It-Dams. We can be contacted by phone at 1-810-695-1695, or you can use our online contact form to reach us via email.