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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes. We provide assistance in obtaining permits.
Our barges are equipped to handle most repairs, additions and dock relocation or modification.
Yes. Although we use land-based equipment to deliver materials and begin construction, we are also fully capable of independent work from the water. The final deep water work is performed from barges with pile driving equipment.
What are “living shorelines”?
Marquardt Marine Construction makes use of natural alternative ways to replenish and support boundaries between water and land.

“Living shorelines are a green infrastructure technique using native vegetation alone or in combination with low sills to stabilize the shoreline. Living shorelines provide a natural alternative to ‘hard’ shoreline stabilization methods like rip rap or bulkheads, and provide numerous benefits including nutrient pollution remediation, essential fish habitat structure, and buffering of shorelines from waves and storms. Research indicates that living shorelines are more resilient than bulkheads in protecting against the effects of hurricanes.           

-NOAA

 

 Living shorelines are often stabilized with structures, such as bulkheads, revetment, and concrete seawalls. Ironically, these structures often increase the rate of coastal erosion, and remove the ability of the shoreline to carry out natural processes, while providing little habitat for estuarine species. NOAA is working to implement a more natural bank stabilization technique called “living shorelines.”

Living shoreline projects utilize a variety of structural and organic materials, such as wetland plants, submerged aquatic vegetation, oyster reefs, coir fiber logs, sand fill, and stone. The benefits of living shorelines include:

•Stabilization of the shoreline.

•Protection of surrounding riparian and intertidal environment.

•Improvement of water quality via filtration of upland run-off.

•Creation of habitat for aquatic and terrestrial species.

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