Sheet Piles for Seawall

Naples, a neighborhood of Long Beach, California, is built on three islands protected by seawalls. A project to refurbish the seawalls involved driving the steel sheet piles seen above.

Driving sheet piles

Driving sheet piles generates noise and vibration. To protect adjacent properties from excessive vibrations and to protect people from excessive noise, the contractor needed vibration monitors.

SVM monitoring vibration from sheet piles

GEO supplied three SVMs and trained the contractor how to use them. The solar-powered SVMs were ideal because they did not require an operator and were easy to relocate as the piling activites moved.