on shore ~ on water
CONSTRUCTION FOR ANY SEASON
A Wealth of Experience
Weatherall Dock & Dredge has been providing quality construction across Ontario since 1985. With over 37 years in business, Morgan Weatherall and his team offer decades of experience and expertise to each project they work on. Pile driving, retaining walls, sheet piling, dock and dam building, dredging and shoreline improvement are a few of their services. Whether you have valuable shoreline in need of restoration, a marina that needs dredging or a bridge repair, Weatherall can get the job done.
Serving Ontario Since 1985
LARGE-SCALE FEATURE PROJECTS
Port of Prescott
Oxtongue Lake Narrows
Kingston LaSalle Causeway
Expertise in the toughest of conditions and the harshest of seasons – Call Weatherall
Retaining Walls / Sheet Piling
Driving Piles, or “Pile Driving” refers to installing foundation piers, or piles, into undisturbed earth (sometimes to bedrock). These Piles are driven usually until resistance is met which is of the minimum requirement by the Design Engineer. These Piles are a type of deep foundation to support large structures (bridges, piers, cofferdams, buildings, etc.)
RETAINING WALLS / SHEET PILING
Sheet pile walls are constructed by driving (or vibrating) prefab sections into the ground. When the sections are connected, they provide the structural support for safe access for construction in a confined area. They can also stay in place in the ground as a permanent retaining wall.
DOCK BUILDING & REPAIRS
Decks, docks, piers, and seawalls require suitable foundations for durability and performance over time. Foundation Piling, installed in the water, can meet these standards. Use of materials, such as Concrete and treated wood, supplies strength and longevity for the structures. Also, the installation methods create minor environmental impacts as well.
Dam Building is necessary for containing a body of water, controlling flow and regulating flooding. Weatherall completed a dam connecting two rivers with a road allowance in between. The dam was engineered, formed, and cast in place, and then topped with a concrete facade for the final finished appearance.
Much like Docks, Boat Ramps also require suitable foundations, or anchoring, for securing and support in the water. Shown above, Weatherall Dock & Dredge Inc. works to repair the Scarborough Bluffer’s Park Public Boat Launch located at the bottom of the Scarborough Bluffs.
The removal of sediments and debris from the bottom of lakes, rivers, harbours, and other water bodies to remove material is the main function of Dredging. The restoration of adequate water depth for boats to travel safely is then achieved. The use of proper techniques is imperative for the protection of any environmental concerns.
Working in the water with Heavy Equipment safely and efficiently can be achieved with the use of Barges (large platform boats with a flat bottom and flat top surface). They can also be used to transport heavy loads on water bodies to desired destinations. Weatherall Dock and Dredge are shown here using a crane to assist with the work on a bridge from the water course.
Improving the Shoreline of waterfront property has numerous benefits. It increases the usability and access to the shore, the visual appeal and adds to the financial value of the property. The use of various skills is applied for the construction, such as dredging, piling, erosion protection, dock building, etc.
Weatherall offers a selection of various specialized heavy equipment available to rent, complete with licensed operators. Equipment offered includes Excavators & Backhoes, Pile Drivers, Cranes & Barges. They can be used for your projects either small or large as required. Moving, or “floating”, of the equipment to and from the construction site is also available upon request. Use this service to add to your existing fleet.