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Old 09-10-2010, 02:14 AM   #1
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Preserving dock pilings with cement jacket?

I have a dock on a saltwater tidal creek in Georgia. After 30 years, the pilings need replacing or some sort of "remediation." I wondered if coating the piling with cement would be feasible or economical.

Some of the pilings are underneath a screen porch on the dock or the dock decking-- making pile driving or "washing" them in questionable.

I was thinking about sawing a sono (sp?) tube lengthways and slipping it around the piling as a form then pouring quikcrete into the form. Should I knock off shell accretions and wrap the piling with a wire mesh, before pouring the concrete?


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Old 09-10-2010, 03:48 AM   #2
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Preserving dock pilings with cement jacket?

Concrete pilings, or creosote? Are they beat up all the way down, or just in the area exposed to air at low tide?


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