Dredging is crucial to keeping waterways navigable and safe for boating. It involves removing sediment that has built up in waterways over time while also maintaining the seawalls or bulkheads to prevent further damage.
In the “Sunshine City”, inspection services are crucial to preserving waterfront property. These can reveal a wide array of issues, from termites to mold and dangerous lead paint. Professional inspectors are trained to recognize these problems and provide recommendations to prevent them from arising in the future.
A dredging service involves removing sediment that has built up in a body of water. This can be done to improve access to a dock or to replace structures like seawalls and bulkheads. Regular inspections are also important to ensure that sediment levels are within regulatory limits.
In order to perform dredging activities, the permit applicant must meet all requirements set forth in the PGP. These include:
Dredging removes excess sediment from the bottom of a lake, pond or canal, and can improve water depth for boaters. Gulf & Bay Dock Works, LLC offers expert hydraulic dredging of private ponds and marinas. This eco-friendly method for sand removal minimizes harm to local ecosystems and improves navigation for boating activities.
This permit authorizes maintenance dredging, using non-hopper dredges, around existing single-family docks within Pinellas County. This work cannot increase the previously authorized dock depth and must not result in a significant change to the surrounding control depths. Dredged material shall be placed in self-contained upland areas that will prevent the dredged materials and return water from reentering any waters of the United States, or interfering with natural drainage.
State Rep. Linda Chaney fought for funding to dredge the area after hearing concerns from residents and businesses that it was impacting locals, tourism and disrupting manatee and dolphin migration patterns. Work is expected to start after turtle nesting season ends Oct. 31.
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The process of dredging removes sediment that builds up on or around dock structures and waterways. Professional dredging services use specialized equipment to perform the task, keeping in mind local regulations concerning environmental protection laws while ensuring that marine life habitats are not disturbed.
When done properly, dredging and re-shaping will extend the lifespan of your dock. In addition, dredging services can assist with maintaining a safe waterway and prevent the erosion of nearby shorelines. This helps to maintain the stability of your dock and reduces the risk of injury to boaters as well as other pier or dock owners.
Taking care of docks through dredging and re-shaping is an essential part of a waterway’s maintenance. It ensures that boats are able to pass through safely while protecting nearby marine habitats. The process is delicate and should be undertaken by a team that understands how to work safely while staying within local regulations concerning environmental protection laws.
Working with the right dredging and dock repair company can help you save time and money while ensuring that your property stays in top shape. These professionals will inspect the area to determine whether dredging or re-shaping is necessary, create plans that minimize disruption to the environment, and use specialized equipment to get the job done.
This permit is for private single-family piers and appurtenances, minor structures at existing, shoreline stabilization, and maintenance dredging around single-family docks in Pinellas County, Florida. Pinellas County has been given authority to administer this permit by the Corps of Engineers. Click here to access the Pinellas County Permit Portal.