With the costs of installing and maintaining traditional docks on the rise, contractors and engineers are turning to HDPE dock systems. With the ease of use, low cost and strength factors of HDPE docks, high-density polyethylene is becoming the material of choice for the Marine market. From standard floating dock designs to custom floating structures, HDPE offers many advantages, including:
- Rugged heavy wall construction
- Does not support biological and marine growth
- Seamless fused construction
- UV resistant
HDPE, Inc. can design and fabricate most any configuration to fit your requirements. Our product specialists will work with you to determine the best solution that meets the needs of your specifications. HDPE docks are a long-term investment that will continue to pay for itself.
Case Study: Outfall Treatment
A Central Florida municipality was experiencing a high level of wasteful nutrient buildup in a major creek and lake. Because of this, algae and other biological growth were threatening the fish and natural ecosystem of these bodies of water. To counter this, they looked for a solution to filter out these nutrients in a manner that had a high environmental impact with a small, more natural appealing footprint.
The customer turned to a leading environmental engineer who proposed a more environmentally friendly outfall treatment solution utilizing HDPE pipe as the filtration system manifold. HDPE pipe and fittings offered the project superior ability to withstand corrosion and harsh chemicals, ease of use and fabrication and superior flexibility.
Once the system was installed, the results quickly became apparent. Water quality measurements became environmentally satisfactory; algae growth was stabilized and ultimately began to recede. The material cost savings, coupled with the long-term maintenance savings have shown to be a positive factor for the municipal and county budget considerations.