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Slope Stabilisation

Seawall Stabilisation. Youghal, County Cork

Seawall Stabilisation. Youghal, County Cork


Permanent Stabilisation Work to the Seawall. Youghal, County Cork.


Cork County Council


Contract Details

Cumnor Construction Ltd carried out the role of Works Contractor and PSCS for this project.

The work consisted of embankment reconstruction, netting, shotcreting, soil nailing and installing ground anchors as well as the construction of reinforced concrete retaining walls and gabion retaining walls. Soil nails were installed to reinforce the sea wall. A reinforced concrete retaining wall was constructed at the base of the wall and anchored into the rock using ground anchors. These soil nails/ anchors were grouted and tested. Records of these results were tabulated and submitted to the client. A large steel frame was constructed to the seawall, bolted on concrete reinforced pads, and anchored into the rock.

All of this work was scheduled to coincide with low tides. A safe means of access to the base of the wall had to be provided as the waters encroached onto the working area at high tide.

The area was environmentally sensitive. Adequate protection measures were put in place during the construction period.

Traffic Management measures were place for the duration of the works.   Access points maintained to private dwellings. The traffic management plans were drafted and submitted to Cork County Council and An Garda Síochána prior to works commencing.