Beach Enhancement and Creation
Beaches are born over thousands, if not millions, of years as waves deposit broken-down rocks and sediments onshore. The strength of the waves and undertow, the shape and slope of the coast, and the movement of currents together determine the character of the beach. Smith Warner’s engineers can create a new beach and area safe for swimming or enhance and enlarge an existing beach using coastal structures, tools, and techniques that encourage nature to cooperate.
When the seabed and wave climate is complex, we can build a 3D physical model representing a miniature version of the project site. This allows us to test how the beach will respond to the structures and finetune the design, if necessary, prior to construction. A healthy, stable beach is the first line of defence against storm surge and flooding.