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Title: Protecting timber piles in seawater environments
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Timber piles
Preservation
Piers
Wharves
Trestles
Jetties
Groins
Bulkheads
Seawater
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-III-14.
Description: Technical note
Background: In coastal construction timber piles are used as structural members for piers, wharves, trestles, jetties, groins, and bulkheads. A twelve-inch diameter untreated timber pile can be completely destroyed in as little as six months by marine borers if located in seawater. Fortunately, effective preservatives that prevent this type of damage are available. Life expectancies of 20 years or more are reasonable for properly treated piles.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/2183
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