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From BA FB page
We are pleased to report that our free 24 hour moorings at Boundary Farm (Thurne Mouth) have been repaired and re-opened today following last weeks closure (due to high tide related damage)

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"...due to high tide related damage..."

Was that a very localised high tide?  tounge-in-cheek

No other moorings seem to have sustained 'high tide damage'. Will this become the BA's 'wrong-sort-of-leaves-on-the-line' excuse?

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Not wishing to judge or defend the BA as I am not aware of the circumstances in this case.But it is a well known fact within the construction industry that water is by far the best form of backfill compaction in certain cases as long as you have time ! (sand excepting which will self compact and drain quickly).
Poor soils can be stabilized by injecting cement, and leanmix concrete is an alternative but expensive backfill (cost and access allowing in both cases)
I suspect in this case, the backfill behind the piles was recovered from the bank or river with an imported topping as a wearing course. Compaction of river silt can be almost impossible if attempted too quickly, you only have to witness shrinkage of river dredging arisings that almost disappears in time.
Jumping to conclusions without the facts can sometimes be a mistake, the time taken for the remedial work suggest it was a minor subsidence which can happen at any location.

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AS I have pointed out elsewhere, the St Benets mooring has had a similar repair all the way along this week.  I will be there to tomorrow so will take a pic. There was a very high tide which as anyone knows will cause some erosion. I expect with things like moorings there is a balance between pernanance, cost, and being symapathetic to the environment. Moorings could be poured concrete, but then they’d sink into the marsh.

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Your absolutely correct Batrabill, concrete would slowly subside into the marsh under it own weight without a piled (?) foundation.

It does remind me of a job we did some years ago on the marshes near Acle. We were installing 1.2m metal culverts to improve the flow in some dykes. We had finished installing the Armco section on this particular dyke, but had no time that day to build the headwalls each end and backfill over.
That night the soil we had excavated  to get the culvert in decided it wanted to return home ! Couldn't believe our eyes next morning, the culvert sat on top of the ground as if it had never been installed !! It took days plus a massive hole to get it back were it was planned as the ground just kept moving in now we had disturbed the equilibrium.
Sorry to wander from the original thread  

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This is repair to the entire edge of the Benets mooring.

Bill

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I heard yesterday that after the recent very high tide repairs were done at Boundary Farm,Ranworth, Benets, Cockshoot, both moorings on Wroxham island and the Viaduct.

Bill

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Thanks for the info batrabill, seems like quite widespread damage.

Quick response BA, well done. Cheers


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