In addition to repairing seawalls, Seawall Repair Network member contractors can also provide permanent soil stabilization and hydrostatic pressure regulation for newly constructed seawalls and bulkheads. Landward-side soil migration, erosion, void formation, and the build-up of hydrostatic pressure cause structural movement and damage to a seawall. It’s important for property owners, contractors, and engineers to understand that permanent seawall stability can be achieved at the time of initial construction. The stabilization process during new construction involves the installation of SW-RP1, and de-watering channels with panel filters. This process significantly improves the overall engineering design, durability, and lifespan of seawall structures.
By making these simple changes to the new seawall construction process, the Seawall Repair Network member contractor will:
- Provide a permanent solution to the most pressing problem associated with seawall construction – long-term soil stability.
- Position the new-construction contractor to provide meaningful warranties for installation and materials.
- Help new-construction contractors provide waterfront barrier systems that are reliable.
- Contribute to a superior seawall construction industry.