Over time, piers can become weakened by small seaside organisms called marine borers. Our general contractors can help prevent shipworms and other types of marine borers from deteriorating your pier by adequately reinforcing susceptible areas and using materials made to withstand corrosion. During pier and beam foundation repair, we inspect the pier, identify the issue, and promptly repair and preserve the structure. Shore Builders, Inc. is your local expert for St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Cedar Key, and all of Florida’s northern coasts for pier construction. We work hard to build customized piers with durable materials to withstand environmental conditions while staying within the approved project budget. We accommodate the pier building process from start to finish, from designing the pier’s layout to helping our customers select the best materials, customization options, rails, and posts to accommodate their needs and preferences.
If you are ready to begin construction on a new pier or boardwalk contact Shore Builders today.
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Like most outdoor structures, a residential or commercial pier can provide years of enjoyment and relaxation with routine maintenance. Even then, strong thunderstorms can loosen or damage parts of a pier, while hurricanes can wreck piers. Since several types of materials may be used to build a pier, signs of damage may vary. Common types of pier damage include unstable piles, missing deck boards, splitters or splitting, cracks, and warps.
A worn-out or damaged pier can buckle or collapse under any amount of weight during use. When it comes to pier repair, time is of the essence. Timely pier damage remediation allows our technicians to inspect the structure, identify the specific issue, and promptly perform repairs to avoid further damage to other components within the pier. When issues are left to fester, they can cause irreparable damage, requiring new construction and replacement.
Piers are a standard part of marine construction in St. Augustine. Whether the pier is for a beachfront home or a business on the St. Johns River, Shore Builders, Inc. specializes in custom design-build marine construction services. We build piers that are made to withstand regular use and turbulent weather conditions concerning prevailing winds, soil conditions, and tidal patterns.
Common pier building materials include aluminum, concrete, steel, wood, and vinyl, and a pier of any size or style can be built with a combination of these materials. We work with you to design an eye-catching pier that meets your needs and fits your budget.
Although piers are built to last, most older piers are constructed primarily out of wood. If the wood hasn’t been treated properly before construction, it can become prone to damage from common marine wood borers, such as shipworms and limnoria. Wood pilings are most often affected by marine borers. Our marine contractors reinforce pilings and other damaged parts of any residential or commercial pier to prevent further deterioration.
All repairs ensure the pier is protected from common environmental factors that also include fungi and rot. We use the latest techniques and high-quality materials for pier construction to give you peace-of-mind and assurance of our work.
If your existing pier is no longer fulfilling your needs, or even if it is still perfectly functional but is starting to look dilapidated, the design-build team at Shore Builders is ready to recreate your boardwalk into a modern, functional part of your ocean experience. We assess which aspects of your pier are salvageable and plan out your new pier specifically around your needs. Whether you want more space for your Adirondack chairs or you want a place to dock your jet skis, the team at Shores Builders is your all-in-one team to bring new life into your pier.
Contact Shore Builders Inc. today to start planning out your new pier or schedule a professional pier inspection.