The Umhlanga storm water outfall pier’ more commonly known as the whale bone pier was commissioned on 12 December 2007. The pier serves as a storm water outlet for the Umhlanga CBD and Oceans development and serving as a major tourist attraction on the Umhlanga shoreline.
In its design the pier is subjected to the aggressive salt water attack from the sea action as well as water ingress from its internal structure, as it is essentially a large storm water pipe cleverly disguised as a pier.
Penetron Slurry and Penecrete Mortar was chosen for the refurbishment for its ability to permanently repair and protect the concrete. The repair and rehabilitation includes some artistic renderings to some of its concrete support structure and new LED lighting features. Penetron reglets were installed on all cracks and all the concrete protected with Penetron Slurry.