Laguna Beach, Ca

In order to construct the new multi-level, 9,000 square foot life guard headquarters in Laguna Beach, California, Stronghold needed to demolish the already existing public restroom and previous lifeguard headquarters.

Demolition included hazardous material abatement and an abandoned concrete sewer lift station located below the existing station. The new construction required Stronghold to install a watertight secant wall shoring system before constructing a facility utilizing concrete and masonry materials.

This project came with its own challenges, including limited access from the Pacific Coast Highway to the miniscule construction staging area on a public beach as well as the fact that, once construction had commenced, this access was further limited due to another project starting its own work adjacent of a new sewer lift station. The project also had to work through limited construction hours mandated by the location of the construction site.

Quality construction was a key factor, considering the construction of the basement would be at below sea level, so a waterproofing envelope was key to the project’s success.