This is the top of the pile after all testing concluded. Aside from some discoloration caused by the hammer pad, the piling is otherwise in ideal condition. Regardless of which hammer was used or force exerted, the structural integrity of the piling never dipped below 100 percent.
Concrete is used by contractors and builders for bridges and seawalls due to its strength and durability. Unfortunately, seawalls made of traditional concrete are not immune to the effects of seawater, and bridges constructed of regular concrete are proving to be incapable of withstanding the damaging winds and forces of hurricanes and other strong storms.