• Corporate HQ, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Iselin, NJ
  • Ossining, NY
  • Mount Laurel, NJ

Fort Totten Park Seawall Reconstruction


HAKS participated in the reconstruction and stabilization of a historic seawall in Fort Totten Park, which is located at the site of a Civil War fortress in Queens. In addition to the old fort buildings, the park houses various recreational facilities, and has become a favorite weekend spot for the surrounding communities. The 150-year-old, mile-long seawall protects the park’s grounds from the waters of the Long Island Sound and Little Neck Bay. As a result of many decades of wave action, storms, weathering and shore erosion, the wall became severely deteriorated. In some locations, large sections of wall partially collapsed. In other places, the wall foundations were undermined due to soil erosion.

We provided a detailed condition assessment of the wall, evaluated the structural integrity of the deteriorated segments, developed repair alternatives and recommendations, and prepared contract documents for the repair/restoration of the wall and shoreline stabilization to prevent further deterioration. The rehabilitation work included concrete repairs (cracks, spalls, and delaminations), masonry restoration, strengthening of the wall and full replacement of collapsed wall sections. The design also included soil stabilization at the washouts to prevent foundation erosion.