"News" piece reporting that the University of Maine Advanced Engineered Wood Com
"News" piece reporting that the University of Maine Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center may have found a solution to the damage caused to piers and pilings along the Maine coast by shipworms and the mollusk Teredo navalis. The solution, which is still in the testing process, involves creating a fiberglass polymer jacket that snaps around the length of the piling from the high water line to the mud on the ocean floor. The jacket seam is then sealed with an epoxy sealant, and the space between the piling and the jacket filled with grout, which restores the structural capacity of the pilings and creates a stagnant column of water around the wood, cutting off the oxygen to the interior and killing any existing population of seaworms. The university's research is funded primarily through the National Sea Grant program.
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Haskell, Meg, ""News" piece reporting that the University of Maine Advanced Engineered Wood Com" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5394.