The Yerkes South – H2H Joint Venture joins Weeks Marine in the construction of the Living Breakwaters Project from the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery

Back in October of 2012, Staten Island was devastated from Superstorm Sandy.  The eastern and south shore neighborhoods were pummeled from the driving wave action, damaging or destroying many Staten Island homes and businesses.   The Living Breakwaters, an innovative coastal green infrastructure project, was engineered to increase the physical, ecological and social resilience of State Island, and ensure that future storms do not produce the devastation like Superstorm Sandy did to the region.

Partnering with Weeks Marine, Yerkes South – H2H JV team partner H2H Geoscience Engineering will ensure that the stone produced for this project meets all requirements for the project specifications.  The stone is traveling from Carver Sand and Gravel in Johnstown, NY by barge down to Staten Island, New York.    Additionally, the JV team will provide all Hydrographic and Topographic Surveys required, including pre-construction, transect, post-construction and verification surveys as construction of the breakwaters continues. 

Stone selection and examination at Carver Sand and Gravel in Johnstown, NY.
An example of LiDAR technology used for flood control modeling along a waterway, courtesy of Yerkes South – H2H JV. The team will use this same technology for surveys conducted during the Living Breakwaters Project in Staten Island, NY.

Yerkes South – H2H JV, LLC is a Joint Venture between Yerkes South, Inc. and H2H Geoscience Engineering, PLLC.  The JV specializes in construction management, design/build, environmental, geologic, engineering, survey and mapping, and project management services for numerous public and private sector clients from Texas to New England. Yerkes South-H2H JV is HUBZone, 8(a), EDWOSB and Service Disabled Veteran (SDVOSB & SDVOB NY) Certified.  For more information about Yerkes South – H2H JV, visit


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