Your Island Escape: From the minute you cross over the Sanibel Causeway Bridge and through the gates, we’re pretty sure the first thing you’ll think is, “Wow”.
South Seas Island Resort is a beautiful place with a genuine old Florida feel. Where you’ll find everything, you need to live that dreamy island life. Where you’re surrounded by a 330-acre wildlife preserve and dolphins and manatees are also regular guests. Where memories are made in every moment and sunsets are so spectacular, we celebrate it every day. We have activities, so many activities. Fill your days with kayaking, sailing, and boating. Bicycling, golf, and tennis. Epic fishing, world-famous shelling, or strolling along our spectacular two-and-a-half mile stretch of private pristine beach. This is a place where you can fill your days at the most relaxing pace.
Originally a key lime plantation 100 years ago, South Seas Island Resort is now truly a destination. Your destination. Don’t you want to just escape?
During the process of replacing a failing seawall at the entrance into the main yacht basin, multiple buried utilities were discovered beneath the project site. The utilities consisted of core electrical cables from transformers to adjacent condominiums, 4” water lines and multiple irrigation routes. It was determined the individual engineered designed tie-back system would be in conflict with the concealed utility services. The first response from the engineer was to construct a linear concrete grade beam three foot square by 385 foot long.
The proposed grade beam would constitute a change order and be exceptionally difficult to install due to proximity of the new sea wall and proposed depth of tie-back/deadman structure. Concrete grade beam would be required to be formed in place to prevent collapsing of soils due to tide fluctuations and daily rain events. In addition, the contractor would be forced into dewatering the forms prior to concrete placement.
Our understanding of requirements for this project were based on information provided by Benton and Sons Construction, together with engineered plans provided by Hans Wilson and Associates. Selected assumptions that were formulated are based on our experience within the immediate project vicinity. Often times, the lack of soil borings make it challenging to ascertain the correct helical configuration design and length for a project.