A leading-edge design-build contractor, Schnabel  is one of the industry’s top port construction companies, providing Geostructural Design and Construction services for waterfront and port projects nationwide.

Earth Retention Services for Water Front and Port Projects

Waterfront and port construction jobs demand specific industry knowledge and specialized equipment. A design-build company, Schnabel leverages decades of experience to provide innovative services which include permanent tiebacks to stabilize existing bulkheads and tied- back cut-off walls to allow for the construction of new bulkheads and ports and widening of existing bulkheads. Schnabel’s specialized equipment allows tiebacks to be drilled over the water without the use of boats or barges. 

Browse our company project portfolio and see why Schnabel is one of the nation’s top port construction companies when it comes to earth retention and specialty foundations.

Your Trusted Partner for Waterfront and Port Construction Projects

Water Front and Port Case Studies

Port of Miami New North Berth 7 | Miami, FL

Ebsary Foundation Company contracted Schnabel to design and construct 63 permanent ground anchors to support the Port of Miami Berth 7 Expansion Project. The majority of the work performed by Schnabel was completed from a barge in an area of the port with heavy ship traffic.

Sheet Pile Wall

Port of Houston | Houston, TX

Schnabel stabilized two existing 25-ft tall sheet pile walls at the Port of Houston. The work consisted of repairing the failed portion of the wall and providing additional stability to the remaining walls. All the work was completed without shutting down the rail, the road or affecting the activities at the Port.



Schnabel is the sector’s most operationally efficient Geostructural Design & Construction contractor. We optimize efficiencies by leveraging decades of experience and design/build expertise, to innovate processes and approaches that are consistently proven to deliver optimal outcomes for our clients.