SEAWALL REPAIR HOLLYWOOD
Erosion poses a serious threat to any waterfront property owner. Storms and wave action can accelerate erosion and make it necessary for Seawall Repair Hollywood. This may occur more frequently than a property owner may have anticipated. While most waterfronts come equipped with seawalls, responsibility for the maintenance and Seawall Repair—as well as replacement—of seawalls falls squarely on the shoulders of the property owner. Seawalls are often built from wood or concrete as one continuous slab but can also be made of stone, broken pieces of concrete or, in some situations, plastic membranes. Seawall Repair Hollywood is very important for owners. Trust PileDrivers to be your number one choice for seawall construction and repair services in Hollywood.
Seawall Construction Hollywood
We have the experience and knowledge of seawall design and Seawall Construction to assist you with all phases of your bulkhead or seawall project, in terms of erosion control. Piledrivers, Inc. has the expertise and infrastructure to service Seawall Construction waterfront projects large and small. From residential waterfront properties to marinas and commercial facilities, Piledrivers, Inc. is prepared to meet all of your shoreline protection needs for Seawall Construction.
Vinyl has been the material of choice for over 40 years in Hollywood, Florida. As it’s one of the easiest materials to maintain, Vinyl can last up to 50 years. Even being exposed to seawater in Hollywood does not bring vinyl any damage such as rusting, rotting, or cracking. Vinyl is lightweight, easy to transport and install, and limits the amount of heavy machinery needed to install a seawall. Many seawalls are built using materials such as steel sheet piling, wood, or concrete. These can be converted to vinyl sheet piling, resulting in a permanent, high-quality wall for a significantly lower cost than other materials.
Concrete seawall is individually engineered and installed to fit the conditions of different properties of Hollywood. A new concrete seawall has long year life expectancy, up to the half of the century, in environment and weather forecast such as in Hollywood, Florida. The key to a strong concrete seawall is the reinforcing steel it contains. The most successful way in getting a long service life from a concrete seawall is to protect the reinforcing steel from the corrosive marine environment.
Steel Seawalls are known to be the strongest seawalls, and they require the least maintenance. For those reasons, steel’s durability and resilience to the elements made it become one of the most popular materials in the industry. This makes the possible high initial cost well-worth the investment over time. Steel seawalls install easily into any material. They also have no height limitations for its design, unlike seawalls made with other types of materials. They offer the same benefits that all seawalls do, such as: protecting the land against erosion, and preventing excessive flooding. In an environment with weather like in the city of Hollywood, we recommend maintaining your steel seawall once every 5 years. If properly maintained, healthy steel seawalls should last a good 25 years.
Wood Seawalls are common in the waterfront properties Hollywood, Florida, especially around golf courses and areas with nice landscaping. The longevity of wood seawalls depend on the application and location. They are aesthetically pleasing and can be installed in most freshwater locations in Hollywood. Although, in saltwater, we would recommend a concrete or vinyl wall for durability and strength. But, with proper maintenance, a wood seawall will last for a very long time. It may be necessary to replace pilings or other parts of the structure as they show signs of wear, and adding backfill to replace normal erosion is likely to be needed. The condition and the longevity will depend on the materials used in construction, the quality of work performed, and other factors such as weather and tidal impacts in Hollywood.
Rip Rap Seawall
Riprap seawalls consist of rocks, stone or other materials arranged along the wall giving it a more natural look than any other type of seawall. The rocks and stones act as a barrier, which prevents erosion caused by water. This kind of seawall brings the “Florida feeling” to Hollywood. Riprap absorbs waves coming in towards your property. This means it’s able to dissipate most of the wave energy, rather than reflect it. This helps keep the dirt at the bottom of the seawall from erosion. The nature of a standard, vertical seawall makes it hard for marine plants and animals to thrive in those locations. But, rip rap is ecologically friendly, so ecology can develop as the shoreline can now be used by the crabs, oysters, fish and marine vegetation of Hollywood. Riprap can also be repaired easily by replacing the stone, it matches well with any architectural style.
Riprap is an effective form of erosion control. The series of strategically placed boulders form a natural barrier. Also known as rubble, shot rock or “Rip-rap,” this time-tested practice is used to protect shorelines, stream beds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against erosion. Commonly made with limestone or granite, and sometimes, concrete rubble from building and paving demolition, rip rap is an excellent re-use of sustainable materials.
- Stone Rip Rap
- Rock Rip Rap
- Granite Rip Rap
- Limestone Rip Rap
- Concrete Rip Rap
Curious to learn more about our top-of-the-line seawall construction and repair in Hollywood? Give us a call at (800) 239-2560.
Hollywood Seawall Repair And Construction
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