Seawall Erosion Control – Soil Stabilization
Seawalls are important structures that protect waterfront property from erosion and flooding. However, seawalls can deteriorate over time due to a variety of factors, including weathering, wave action, and soil erosion. When a seawall begins to show signs of damage, it is important to repair it as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration and protect your property. Soil erosion is often a key factor in seawall failure. Seawalls depend on supporting soil for structural support. Contractors using SW-RP1 seawall repair material can stabilize surrounding soil, repairing leaking cracks in the process. This process permanently strengthens and repairs soil damage and prevents future erosion.
Additional Seawall Erosion Control Methods
- The installation of a hydrostatic pressure control system, which automatically removes any future water that builds up behind the seawall. Unchecked water build-up causes hydrostatic pressure which cracks and damages even the strongest seawalls.
- Seawall cap repair with high-strength epoxy and concrete repair materials. This process addresses surface cracks on top of the seawall and restores strength and integrity to the structure.
- If necessary, the installation of a seawall anchoring system. When needed, steel tie-backs are installed to prevent future movement of the seawall in high-risk sections. The tie-backs lock into load-bearing solid soil behind the wall.
Seawall Erosion Control Contractors
Seawall erosion control is an art and a science, best performed by preferred marine contractors who have been thoroughly trained in the latest and most effective repair methods.