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10 Mile Creek Project

10 Mile Creek Project

The city of Sylvania, Ohio needed to protect the banks of 10 Mile Creek, and sought solutions on how to best accomplish this in an effective fashion. They used Redi-Rock blocks and North Coast Marine Construction was a key vendor on the project. There was  some unexpected tree removal on the south bank which created the need for a wall on that side as well. Redi-Rock was called upon due to its ability to be installed with minimal excavation and reinforcing.

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Project Name:  
10 Mile Creek Wing Walls

Customer Name:   
City of Sylvania, Ohio

Design / Specifying Engineer:    
Andrassy Engineering

Block Manufacturer:    
Redi-Rock of Northwest Ohio

Wall Installer:
Fort Defiance Construction and North Coast Marine Construction
Year Built:  2007

Project Overview
The original plan was to use gabion baskets for the wall on the north side of 10 Mile Creek and it did not call for a wall on the south bank of the creek. Soon after excavation began, it was discovered that an existing foundation on the north bank would impede the installation of the gabion system. This foundation was in good condition and there was no reason to disturb it in order to tie back the gabion baskets. Also, some unexpected tree removal on the south bank created the need for a wall on that side as well. Redi-Rock was called upon due to its ability to be installed with minimal excavation and reinforcing. They also provided a much better look for the city rather than the caged rock look of the gabions. Both walls measured approximately 16′ in height and 90′ long with North Coast Marine Block serving as the 7′ base of the wall with 8′ of Redi-Rock on top. After the base of the wall was set, approximately 1500 sf. of Redi-Rock was installed in less than a week.