Camrock Foundations specializes in seawall repair. We are based out of Lutz, Florida, and service the entire Tampa Bay Area.
A seawall is a structure that separates land and water areas. In Florida, seawalls ae a vital need for many residential and commercial properties. They help form a barrier from the body of water on one side and the other side contains the soils that are keeping the property intact and safe for people and structures. Both seawalls and retaining walls need to be properly maintained to ensure ongoing reliability. There are a number of reasons that seawalls could begin to deteriorate or fail. Depending on when your seawall was built, there could have been lower quality protocols at that time in which the methods and materials used are not current with today’s standards. Long term exposure to the elements such as salt corrosion, currents, tides, storm surge, boat wakes, and heavy rain all can weaken the seawall over time. Adding more stress and pressure to the seawall can be from the land side such as heavy rains and irrigation.
Signs of a Compromised Seawall
If your seawall is beginning to fail or show signs of deterioration, there will likely be visual evidence. You may notice some of these common problems if your seawall is compromised:
Seawall Repair Methods
There are a few different seawall repair methods that Camrock Foundations will leverage depending on the unique condition of your seawall and what is causing the problem.
*It is very important to note that you should never try to repair holes or voids in your seawall yourself by using concrete. Given that concrete is very heavy, it can sink into the ground and create additional voids or added stress to the structure.
Each seawall condition is unique and will need an inspection to diagnose what is causing the deterioration or failure. The earlier these problems are addressed, the easier it will be to correct the issue. Allowing the seawall to continue to weaken and worsen over time will add additional expense, time, and money to correct the problem. Call Camrock Foundations today to schedule your free Seawall inspection.