SEASALTER BOAT RAMP
Client: Seasalter Sailing Club
Ovenden Allworks Ltd were awarded the contract to construct a new access ramp over and existing sea defence wall to provide access onto the beach for Seasalter sailing club near Whitstable , Kent to replace the existing ramp which was too narrow and steep.
The ramp was constructed on a core of granular material protected with 2 layers of geotextile and 2 layers of armour rock. The armour rock was sourced from limestone quarries in France, weighing between 1-3 tonnes each.
The armour rock was delivered to site using Ovendens’ own lorries and placed by an Ovenden Plant excavator fitted with a rock grapple.
A new reinforced concrete slab was placed seaward and landward of the seawall, the concrete was placed using a pump to gain access over the seawall and finished with a light tamp to provide grip for the sailors manoeuvring the boats.