Facility: Texas City, TX Enterprise Terminal Dock Expansion
General Contractor: Piling, Inc.
Engineers: CH2MHill / Jacobs
Owner: Enterprise Crude Pipeline, LLC.
Services Provided: Cellular Concrete Engineered Fill
We placed low-density cellular concrete (LDCC) fill behind approximately 220 wall feet failed bulkhead at the Seaway Texas City Dock.
The Seaway Texas City Docks are tidally influenced. The specific area of the project is subject to poor soils and that coupled with the changing tides makes for a platform/dock vulnerable to erosion. Our client was looking for a permanent solution to deal with the erosion issues.
The Nettles Solution
Low-density cellular concrete was the perfect solution for this application. The reduction in weight from using cellular concrete allowed for less overturning moment and sliding forces. The flowability of the cellular concrete allowed it to contour to the forms/dock without compaction. The finished product was a solid slab for the dock which experiences large active loads.
Nettles works with engineers, contractors, and owners across Texas and Oklahoma to help them determine how to best use low-density cellular concrete for their engineered fill projects. Contact us to learn more about how Nettles can help you with your cellular concrete needs.