Sailfish Point Mobil Groin Repairs
Sailfish Point Homeowners and Country Club Association, INC.
Sailfish Point Homeowners and Country Club Association contracted Ferreira Southern to construct a sand-tight impermeable barrier which sand could not pass through at an existing groin, without excessive overbuild. A groin is a medium-sized artificial structure built perpendicular to the shoreline. It is built in series that work together to catch sediments in the surf zone brought by longshore drift. Groins are usually made from concrete, wood, or stone, and the spacing between them is determined according to local beach slope and wave energy patterns. Ferreira Southern was responsible for the temporary excavation of existing sand and rock, placement of 25,068 sf of geotextile, 1,190 ton of boulders, and replacement and grading of the excavated sand.
Breakwaters, groins, jetties, and seawalls are all artificial shoreline stabilization structures built to protect inland human constructions and fight erosion.