Seabrook Sector Gate Complex

North End of IHNC – New Orleans, LA

Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. is providing soil investigation services and laboratory testing for the Seabrook Sector Gate project located in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The program is part of the Improving Hurricane Protection for the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal Hurricane Protection Project.

Work includes thirteen (13) soil borings with the majority performed by jack-up barge over water to an elevation of -140 feet. In addition, nineteen (19) Cone Penetration Tests (CPT) to a maximum depth of 140 feet are planned.

The laboratory investigation consists of unconfined compression, unconsolidated undrained triaxial tests, consolidated undrained triaxial tests, direct shear tests, miniature wave shear, consolidation, particle size analysis, liquid limit and organic contents.

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