Seawalls Hollywood


As a waterfront property owner, you often have to deal with the threat of erosion. And because wave action and storms can accelerate erosion, seawall repair in Hollywood will always be needed. Erosion may occur more frequently than most property owners have anticipated. And while most waterfronts are equipped with seawalls, responsibility, for the maintenance and repair of seawalls falls squarely on the shoulders of the property owner. Seawalls are sometimes built from wood or concrete as one continuous slab but can also be made of stone, broken pieces of concrete or, in some cases, 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

You can trust that PileDrivers, Inc. possesses the knowledge and experience of seawall design and seawall construction to help you with all phases of your bulkhead or seawall project, in terms of erosion control. Our company has the expertise and infrastructure to service Seawall Construction waterfront projects large and small. Whether it be residential waterfront properties to marinas and commercial facilities, PileDrivers, Inc. is ready to meet all of your needs for seawall construction.

Vinyl Seawalls

Vinyl has often been the material of choice for over 40 years in Hollywood, Florida because of its easy maintenance and longevity (50 years). Even when this seawall type has been exposed to seawater in Hollywood, it won’t rust, rot, or crack. Vinyl is a lightweight material, making it easy to transport and install, and it even limits the amount of heavy machinery needed to install a seawall. Most seawalls are constructed using materials such as steel sheet piling, wood, and 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 Seawalls

Our concrete seawalls are individually engineered and installed to meet the conditions of different properties in Hollywood. When your property receives a new concrete seawall, it will have a long life expectancy (50 years). It will survive in most conditions of the environment and weather forecast in Hollywood, Florida. The key to a strong concrete seawall is being able to reinforce it with steel. 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

Steel seawalls are often recognized for being strong seawalls, and they require the least maintenance out of all seawall types. For this reason, steel has become a popular material in the seawall industry. This makes the possible high initial cost well-worth the investment over time.

A steel seawall can be easily installed into any material. They also have no height limitations for its design, unlike most other seawalls. They also provide the same advantages that all other seawalls offer. These advantages include:

  • protecting the land against erosion
  • 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 Seawall

You’ll see wood seawalls most commonly on waterfront properties in Hollywood, Florida, especially around areas with nice landscaping – like golf courses. The life expectancy of seawalls all depend on the application and location. They are visually pleasing and can be installed in almost every freshwater locations in Hollywood. In a saltwater environment, however, we recommend a concrete or vinyl seawall for durability and strength. But, with the right maintenance, a wood seawall will often last for a very long time. It may even 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 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.

Contact PileDrivers Today For Your Hollywood Seawall

For a relatively low cost, properly constructed seawalls can provide protection to your waterfront property. We understand that pricing plays a pivotal role in constructing and repairing seawalls. For this reason, we’ll provide you the property protection you need from water intrusion at affordable rates. Let the experts at Pile Drivers Inc go over all the details of exactly how we will construct or repair your seawalls in Hollywood. For any inquiries, you may call us at 1-800-239-2560 or visit our contact page.