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Protecting The Historic Bay Head Yacht Club

Although Madison Concrete is often involved in high-rise or large public projects in the city, our work on historic treasures makes us just as proud. Such is the case for a recent project in New Jersey. Protecting the historic Bay Head Yacht Club clubhouse from harsh weather was a key priority after it endured Hurricane Sandy. The storm resulted in the lower level of the clubhouse being inundated with more than four feet of the Barnegat Bay. 

Bay Head Yacht Club clubhouse during construction. Photo from Jason Towlen, staff photographer at Asbury Park Press.

The project would involve construction of a new elevated concrete pier on which the old clubhouse could sit more than 10 feet above the water, and well above the flood elevation as designated by FEMA. Madison Concrete was selected by general contractor L.F. Driscoll because of our creative and innovative suggestion to utilize a filigree-concrete system.

Working in conjunction with the designers, L.F. Driscoll, andMid-State Filigree Systems (Cranberry, N.J.), Madison devised a plan that would allow construction of a concrete pier, over the water, without having to use a traditional formed and shored deck system. Despite harsh weather conditions, Madison was able to reduce the field construction duration, meet the project budget and still deliver a quality product that met the original design intent for the ownership of Bay Head Yacht Club. 

We are honored to have been a part of restoring this historic treasure. To read the full project sheet for the Bay Head Yacht Club, click here.