Piling Protection and Restoration
Protect Your Investment
DSI Marine Construction has lead the way over the last 30 years keeping healthy pilings protected from marine borers which will damage your wood pilings requiring costly repair or replacement of them eventually. We have services to protect dock, pier, lift and marina pilings.
Marine Worm (Borer) Damage
Timber pilings have been used in water environments to support man-made structures for centuries. Over the last 30 years the successful efforts to clean our waterways around the world has brought about some unforeseen issues. With cleaner water brings tiny organisms called worms (borers). These worms attack wooden piles and there has been a surge of infestation and deterioration of these piles in recent years. Marine borers attack from the outside and burrows in the pile parallel to the grain where there are frequent openings to the water for circulation. The end result is a pile with significant cross-sectional loss. You can see some pictures of their damage in the image slider on this page.
DSI can install pile wrap on your dock pilings which will help protect them from the marine borers. Pile wrap is a .030mil thickness, high density polyethylene black material with a high UV rating. This rubber like material will stand up to the extreme harsh sun while making it difficult for the marine borers to attack your dock pilings.
Wood Piling Repair
DSI Marine Construction’s team of dock piling repair specialists have been leading the industry in piling repairs for over 30 years. We have services to repair dock, pier, lift and marina pilings. Our various products can repair wood, concrete and steel pilings. We also offer steel corrosion protection and waterproofing solutions. THE SOLUTION – OVER 1 MILLION PILINGS SAVED!
DSI uses the Formapile Piling Repair System to repair dock pilings damaged by marine borers. This system has been used to repair wood pilings since 1965 without a single failure!