Boat Ramps

Construction, Repair & Removal

Boat ramps

Boat ramps for launching and retrieving recreational trailer boats like any waterfront structure require specialised knowledge to ensure they will stand up to the rigours of hydraulic pressure, boat wake, tidal movements and flood.

The most common point of failure is undermining and sand leaching due to inadequate site preparation. Alan and his team have successfully completed numerous ramp construction and repair projects and have the experience and expertise to ensure a reliable outcome.

Council approval of foreshore structures is required for all boat ramp constructions.

Further Reading:

When Retaining Walls Come Tumbling Down

When Retaining Walls Come Tumbling Down 
Author: Alan Davis

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Sand Leeching

Boat ramp collapse are a common occurrence. Most of these occur from loss of beach profile which allows undermining of structure and sand leeching to occur creating this type of failure. Photograph shows failure and piered rebuild to suit purpose.

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Boat Ramp Voids

Loss of sand has created voids under existing ramp. A full replacement was required including new retaining wall..

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Ramp Undermining

Undermining of existing boat ramp complete works show new concrete walls and ramp.

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Boat Ramp Construction

On this site after removal of failed wall a new boat ramp and boat shed complemented and added value to this property.

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Boat Ramp Preparation

Preparation before concrete pour and completed works

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Remove and replace

Excavator removing failed boat ramp at resort. Completed works supported by piers for heavy boats..

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Completed Boat Ramp

Completed works.

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Boat Ramp Underpinning

Collapse of boat ramp and slab inside boat shed. This project was a challenge as movement of boat shed which was supporting house had to be taken into consideration. Boat shed had to be underpinned and piers placed under boat ramp. Photograph taken on completion.

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Boat Ramp failure

Whoever built this failed ramp was an idiot.. Concrete was only 50mm thick incorrectly placed steel acting as dampcourse. After photo shows the new work with 150mm slab supported by piers.

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