Hurricane Sandy devastated the United States East Coast in October 2012, causing severe damage to the 2.5 mile Long Beach boardwalk in Long Beach, New York.
Creative Pultrusions, Inc. was chosen to supply composite sheet and pipe piles to restore and protect the boardwalk. The SuperLoc™ 1580 series sheet pile was driven in front of the new boardwalk in order to protect the structure and town from future storm surge damage. SUPERPILE was driven into place to support several new concrete bents that had to be replaced. Unlike steel and wood, Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) piles will not rot or corrode when exposed to the seawater.
Grace Industries, the prime contractor, and Peter Scalamandre & Sons, the pile driving sub-contractor noted that the Engineer of Record (EOR) selected SuperLoc™ and SUPERPILE because of its long life, low maintenance and friendliness to the environment.
Creative Pultrusions has also been supplying products for other Superstorm Sandy recovery projects, including over 300 SUPERPILES that are being used as support piles for the newly reconstructed service dock and visitor dock on Liberty Island, site of the Statue of Liberty. The service dock was completely destroyed and the visitor dock was partially destroyed during Superstorm Sandy.