Managing Wave Height. Do you want to protect your boat dock from wave damage? If you do, have you heard of wave attenuators? Wave attenuators reduce wave energy and decrease wave height. In return, this protects boats and kayak docks from potential damage. They also reduce shoreline erosion.
Wave attenuators are made from premium quality and long-lasting materials to ensure they will not degrade in salt and freshwater and remain effective and aesthetically appealing over time. Most wave attenuators are anchored using cable weights and elastic mooring lines to adjust the changing water levels.
Why Should You Go with the Latest Wave Attenuators?
Traditional wave attenuators will degrade over time and are not aesthetically appealing. They also leave floating docks and boats susceptible to damage and increased wear and tear from changing water levels. The best way to manage the fluctuating water height is to invest in state-of-the-art wave attenuators.
The latest wave attenuators solve all the problems that old models caused. They are made from high-quality materials with a long lifespan, regardless of whether they are in saltwater or freshwater. They keep the shoreline tidy and neat while protecting your boat dock and boat.
How to Determine if the Wave Attenuators is Top quality?
When you are looking for wave attenuators, look for the following qualities that certify them as top quality:
- 60-inch pipe comprising over 1,000 pounds of water each liner foot.
- Anchored using traditional cable weights with durable and adjustable elastic mooring lines.
- Components used to create it using the surrounding water to offer the required mass.
- Design tested and proved for efficiency.
- The double-walled surface of the wave attenuators contains ribs that offer rigidity and durability along the wave turbulence to redirect energy and reduce the height and strength of the incoming waves.
- A solid barrier should reach up to 4 feet to reflect wave energy and increase protection.
- The tubular shape of the wave attenuators disrupts and slows the wave flow.
You have the choice to choose from the diameter size — 36 inches, 48 inches, and 60 inches. You can even look into getting customized wave attenuators.
The Different Types of wave attenuators
You can consider getting the following types of wave attenuators:
Box breakwaters are used in the breakwater and are made from a concrete exterior using a hollow interior or polystyrene interior.
Mat breakwaters are made from recycled tires. The tires interlock and float on the water surface to reduce wave height.
Tethered breakwaters are made from plastic buoys to reduce wave height.
Anchorage systems or floating wave attenuators are anchored at the bottom of the lake. Before getting this, consider the wave heights, lake condition, and the need to remove it during winter.
Deadweight anchors are used to attaching floating wave attenuators. They include a concrete block that stays on the bottom of the lake and is heavy enough to prevent it from sliding.
You should get wave attenuators to manage wave height and prolong the life of your boat dock and boat. If you need to install a floating dock or need advice and suggestions, contact EZ Dock Texas at 800-654-8168 for a quote. They serve the areas of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.