Dune crossings on the Florida Coast take a lot of abuse. They have to be constructed with the best materials allowed by state regulations. These regulations are dictated by usage, whether residential or commercial.    Bracing should be installed below the deck level, all framing should be bolted to pilings and all decking should be fastened with stainless steel screws. Piling embedment is also a very important step as the dune grade is known to change during periods of high seas and tides, leaving structures with shallow piling embedment to collapse under these conditions.

At Land and Sea Marine we apply these construction methods to every dune crossing we install to shift the odds in your favor of your coastal  structure surviving the storm.

Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection allows a maximum of 4x4 posts for residential use, and 6x6 posts for commercial/multi-family use. Brevard County Dept. of Natural Resources now requires the structure to be         elevated to 3’ above the dune. All projects need to be designed around these restrictions to comply and the structural integrity is designed around these requirements. It takes the right  contractor for the job to keep those forces of “Mother Nature” from creating havoc on your access to the beach.

Available decking options range from an economical #1 dense 2x6 .40 treated 2x6 eased edge decking, to various grades and sizes of composites and synthetics. These options are based upon usage requirements and budget allowances, and samples with pricing information can be provided on all of these options to allow you to make an informed decision on the   finished surface.

This is a commercial dune crossing that complies with ADA specifications for handicap access

This is a recent residential crossing that features a 6’ piling embedment and X-bracing    below deck. All handrails are sanded and routed with an eased edge for safety and comfort