Captured in Progress shows the construction of a tied-back, steel-reinforced shotcrete seawall. It was constructed at an oceanfront property in San Luis Obispo County. The wall was necessary to prevent the collapse of a sea cave and subsequent failure of the upper bluff, which would have threatened an existing residence above.
Earth Systems provided materials testing and special inspection for the seawall verifying appropriate embedment into rock, proper placement of reinforcing steel, stressing of tie-back tendons, and that the materials used were in compliance with the project plans and specifications.
Photo 1: Epoxy-coated reinforcing steel was used to reinforce the seawall (Photo by Dick Hermann, Earth Systems)
Photo 2: Earth Systems provides monitoring as construction crews use a hydraulic jack to stress tie back tendons prior to lock-off (Photo by Pete Barker, Earth Systems)