• Daufuskie Island Fishing Pier Rehab

  • Daufuskie Island Fishing Pier Rehab

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Design Build Daufuskie Island Fishing Pier Rehabilitation


  • Owner: Beaufort County
  • Cost: $389,748.20
  • Completion Date: February 19, 2016

Scope of Services:

  • Permitting, design and re-building of concrete fixed pier and floating dock replacement


Cape Romain Contractors, Inc. was contracted under Beaufort County to permit, design and build a concrete fixed pier and floating dock located on the New River on the backside of Daufuskie Island. Beaufort County’s original RFP was based on rehabilitation of the pier. Cape Romain proposed a different approach. Cape Romain felt that repair work to the foundation of the pier would be a patch job and would not provide long lasting durability. Cape Romain proposed to install new concrete piles and cast in place caps and re-use the existing precast deck slabs and aluminum rails. Cape Romain won the project then proceeded to permit, design and construct the pier as proposed. The pier was dismantled in such a manner that the aluminum rails, precast deck slabs and aluminum gangway were saved and stored. New 18” concrete piles were driven. Concrete for the caps was then cast in place utilizing a barge mounted ready mix truck and super sacks of concrete supplied by The Quikrete Companies. The deck slabs were then replaced and a new topping pour was installed. The aluminum rails were then re-installed. A new aluminum frame floating dock was installed utilizing the existing concrete guide piles. Cape Romain delivered a quality product and helped Beaufort County by delivering a quality pier that is essentially a new structure. Repairing the foundation of this pier would have produced a pier with poor durability. By replacing the foundation of the pier and utilizing existing components Cape Romain provided Beaufort County with a long lasting solution.