Signs of Seawall Failure
Managing property with a seawall requires a specific understanding of waterfront barriers and how they work. It’s important to know how to spot any signs of structural decay. Let’s review this excerpt from our blog post Four Critical Warning Signs of Seawall Failure.:
Soil Depressions Near the Seawall
Soil depressions appear due to the loss of soil near the structure. Water is seeping through or underneath the seawall, weakening the structure and contributing to soil erosion. Strong surrounding soil is critical to a healthy seawall.
Rust Stains on the Surface
Rust stains are a sign of corroded rebar inside the concrete. Corroded rebar expands, cracking and destabilizing the structure.
Movement or Shifting of the Seawall
Hydrostatic pressure and/or lack of supporting soil around the structure can cause sections of the wall to move or shift over time.
Cracks in the Concrete
Cracks in the concrete can be caused by spalling due to rebar corrosion, or movement due to hydrostatic pressure and unstable soil.
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