The powered tool uses a high-speed jet of air to loosen and displace soil, weeds, and other deposits which may compromise the defences, without causing damage to the concrete or introducing potentially harmful chemicals to the habitat.
Coun Roger Small, chairman of Fylde Council’s operational management committee, went along to take a first-hand look at the work being carried out and said: “The coastal defences at Fairhaven are a vital investment for the safety of Fylde residents, and it is important that we keep them in tip-top condition."
"I have been impressed by the work performed by our contractors so far, and the stretch of sea wall already treated is weed-free and looking wonderful.”
The sea defences project between Fairhaven Lake and Church Scar Lytham earned the Institute of Civil Engineers’ Sustainability Award for 2021.
The works programme is anticipated to take approximately three weeks, ensuring the defences are clear and clean for the summer.