Dock owners are faced with the costly replacement of steel sheet piling in order to keep up with the demands of marine commerce and the stability of their docks.
Acconss Epoxy coating offers solutions to control the corrosion and to avoid new construction of aging docks. Dock owners find these options appealing and effective as opposed to the replacement of these structures. Docks with serious corrosion, but whose steel structures are still viable, can have decades added to their life with the application of Acconss coating either before installation or in situ.
The process is relatively simple, requiring the use of specially designed portable cofferdams. We first place the cofferdam on the dock wall needing repair, dewater then clean and prepare the surface by sandblasting. Once the face of the sheet metal is free of all corrosion, the Acconss epoxy coating is applied using a process involving heating the epoxy-based coating and spraying with an plural component pump. Because the application process happens in place – below the surface of the water – it requires not only specialized equipment, but also a great deal of innovation.
Repair and Coating: For those docks and other structures with corrosion so severe it has impacted the integrity of the sheet pile dock wall, there is another solution. This innovative, proprietary method involves using Acconss Epoxy-coated steel plating and concrete – again with all the work performed in place and in a dry environment with specialty built cofferdams at a much lower cost than replacement. Best of all, the work is done without disrupting the commerce across the owner’s dock.