Foundations

Marine Construction

Up to the Challenge

Michels is the premier, go-to contractor for a wide variety of marine work working on lakes, rivers, and inlets. We have the experience, capabilities, capacity, and equipment required to tackle projects of all sizes, including many large-scale projects simultaneously.

Michels in-house engineering staff works to ensure the development and implementation of technically sound design solutions. We incorporate value engineering whenever possible. Our experienced marine team has engineering backgrounds to customize design solutions.

Our robust foundation services include sheeting, dock wall and harbor restoration, caissons, piling, dewatering, and earth retention. Our integrated approach of performing all aspects of foundation work supports our clients by saving time, money, and streamlining your point of contact to ensure a smooth, successful project.

Our marine experience includes dock walls, piles, wave barriers, dredging, gate replacement and is supported by our fleet of spud barges, jack-up barges, tugboats, and portable marine plants.

Michels Marine services include:

Dredging - mechanical and hydraulic
Gate installation and repair
Intakes
Certified commercial diving
Inspections and debris removal
Cofferdams
Lock and dam repair
Scour and erosion repair
Island building
Shoreline restoration
USACE-approved provider of riprap and armor stone for shoreline protection and restoration
Hydrographic surveys


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Projects

Michels performed revetments for various homeowners along the western coast of Lake Michigan in Illinois.

Marine Construction

Lake Michigan Revetments

Illinois

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Lake Michigan Revetments

Michels rebuilt 1,250 feet of the South Breakwater of Sheboygan Harbor.

Marine Construction

South Breakwall Repair

Wisconsin

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South Breakwall Repair

Michels worked from land and from barges to remove 800 feet of deteriorating timber and concrete seawall along the Kewaunee River in Harbor Park before replacing it with 800 feet of anchored steel sheet pile bulkhead.

Marine Construction

Kewaunee Dockwall and Harbor Improvement

Wisconsin

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Kewaunee Dockwall and Harbor Improvement

Michels repaired and replaced 8 tainter gates and 9 existing concrete piers at the Kaukauna Dam. The dam was last rebuilt almost 90 years ago, and was severely deteriorating.

Marine Construction

Kaukauna Dam Tainter Gate Replacement

Wisconsin

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Kaukauna Dam Tainter Gate Replacement

Michels built 4.3 miles of stone dike ranging from 4 to 8 feet high on the Green Bay lake bed to reconstruct the Cat Islands Chain.

Marine Construction

Cat Islands

Wisconsin

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Cat Islands

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