Designing Retention Pond Lakewalls in Jacksonville, NC
The Everlast team was hired by the municipal government in Jacksonville, NC to design and manufacture vinyl sheet piling for the property surrounding the Onslow County Tax Office. We worked with two great teams from Morton Construction, the general contractor, and Norris Marine Construction, who installed the sheet piling.
Vinyl Sheet Piling is Not Just for Seawalls
Our manufacturing and engineering teams provided the products and designs to build retention ponds backing up to wooded wetlands, just off Northwest Corridor Boulevard.
The storm water runoff needed a basin in which to retain before dispersion in a controlled environment. Most retention ponds have a rock and earth berm that often becomes compromised in a strong rain event.
We designed a two-tier wall to help stabilize the volume of water that pushes through these ponds, and to protect any future blowouts. Our vinyl sheet piling controls water flow by decreasing the exposure height in the water run-off region. Synthetic sheet piling is also a solid choice for retention ponds because of the strength of the finished product. Its longevity reduces any future repair work to traditional retention pond applications.
Delivering the Right Products for the Job
To properly retain the wall, we used our ESP 3.1 vinyl sheet pile in brown. To cover each sheet’s length, we used the aluminum EverCap, which adds a great finished look to any seawall. EverCap is a 20-foot section of aluminum cap made for each specific sheet piling depth, and is designed to make cap installation much more efficient. EverCap attaches directly to the sheet piling to rigidly install the whole system together, equating to faster installation and savings for the customer.
When a contractor installs sheet piling in a wetland area like Onslow County’s, it is very important for the crew to follow all local, state, and federal regulations. Everlast sheet piling is much less intrusive on sensitive ecological systems because it requires less to install versus traditional steel and concrete bulkheads, therefore reducing the negative impact on the environment.
Our designs as well as our products are built to last for years to come. Get a free estimate for your next project, or check out the other ways we serve the great state of North Carolina.