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What's Involved in Building Reef Balls?


Reef Ballstm are made by pouring concrete into a fiberglass mold (shown above) containing a central Polyform buoy surrounded by various sized inflatable balls to make holes. Six mold sizes are available. Molds can be leased, bought or one can simply pay a per use fee. Any type of concrete can generally be used, including end-of-day waste, but additives are needed to give the Reef Ballstm high strength and to make the concrete suitable for marine life growth.

The Reef Ball Group provides clients with concrete specifications and can supply the additives at special discounts. Building an artificial reef usually requires artificial reef permits or access to use a permitted area. The Reef Ball Group can help clients get or secure permission to use a permit. A training manual on how to use the molds and how to deploy the modules is also included with the mold systems. Authorized Reef Ball contractors can provide additional on-site training to make sure your project goes smoothly. Special programs are available to subsidize university research projects and other worthy projects through the Reef Ball Foundation. Reef Ball Foundation also encourages participation in projects by private organizations and has several sponsorship packages available for companies that want to help the environment while gaining excellent press exposure. The Group was formed to help folks build quality artificial reefs.

What's a Reef Ball?
Why Build Reefs?
What's Involved?
Floating Deployment
Unique Hole Sizing
Surface Textures
Stability
Marine Friendly Concrete

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RBDG Need more information? Contact us:
Reef Ball Foundation
890 Hill Street
Athens, GA 30606 USA


kkirbo@hotmail.com
Phone: 770-752-0202
Fax: 770-360-1328

 


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