SEAWALL REPAIR PLANTATION
Waterfront property owners need to take rising water levels and erosion seriously. Erosion is accelerating by the consistent wave and tidal action along with storm surge that affects the seawalls of property owners in Plantation. Homeowners are underestimating how fast the water levels are rising and the erosion that is occurring. Having a company like Pile Drivers Inc that will take the necessary steps to ensure you as a waterfront homeowner are aware and up to date with your seawall repairs can be very helpful. Therefore, staying up to date with all local requirements can be tedious, but important. For all your seawall repair needs in Plantation, trust in PileDrivers Inc.
When it comes to seawall repair in Plantation we use wood, steel, stone or concrete as options. Some will recommend excavating behind the wall to repair and reinforce prior work. Others suggest replacing the weak areas of the wall or suggest new construction all together. Not to mention, these repairs require significant excavating and the use of heavy equipment. Typically, this is not in the best interest of those who are looking for cost-effective ways to have their seawalls repaired. Cutting costs with the use of wall anchors or helical tiebacks would help save time and money. Let the experts at PileDrivers Inc repair your seawalls in Plantation.
SEAWALL CONSTRUCTION PLANTATION
Pile Drivers Inc has the knowledge and experience of seawall repair and construction in Plantation to assist you with all phases of your seawall project and erosion control. No matter the size of the job, let our experts handle your seawall construction needs in Plantation. The three main ways to construct a seawall are the following methods. The first method is a thin sheet that interlocks with piles that are driven deep into the ground. Similarly, the next method utilizes individual piles that support an above-ground structure. Lastly, is a massive gravity of concrete created and located in or around your seawall.
In conclusion, we provide services for residential waterfront properties, marinas, and commercial facilities. Pile Drivers Inc is prepared to meet all of your shoreline protection needs for seawall repair and construction in Plantation. Here are some seawall options:
Vinyl sheet piling has become one of the more cost-effective methods of seawall construction and repair. Over the last 40 years, vinyl sheet piling has been the material of choice in Plantation. Being exposed to seawater and the sun’s harsh ultraviolet rays will not cause the vinyl to rust, rot, or crack. In addition, the vinyl material is also lightweight, easy to transport and install with a limited amount of heavy machinery. When compared to wood, vinyl will not warp or deform as wood does over time. The result is a permanent and high-quality seawall at a significantly lower cost than these alternatives.
Known as the strongest of the bunch, steel seawalls require the least amount of maintenance. In fact, steel’s durability and resilience to the elements made it become one of the most popular materials in the industry. This makes the high initial cost well-worth the investment. Steel seawalls can be easily installed onto any material. Once a “dead man” piling system is in place, you can anchor your wall down and prevent it from pulling away from the shoreline. This is a combination of steel and concrete that acts as an underground weight. However, the surrounding area should be filled in with stones as they do not absorb water compared to soil. With the weather conditions that affect Plantation, we recommend maintaining your steel seawall once every 5 years. If properly maintained, healthy steel seawalls should last a good 25 plus years.
Concrete seawalls are individually engineered and installed to fit the conditions of different properties in Plantation. The process starts with precasting concrete slabs on site. After curing, they are lifted and set into place with the help of high-pressure water pumps. Once the panels are set into place, a seawall cap is formed and set atop of the seawall. The use of deadmen and tiebacks are essential. When the seawall cap has set, we can then backfill the dirt behind the seawall. The usual construction of these seawalls lasts between 6-10 weeks depending on total footage. Additionally, reinforcing a concrete seawall with steel rebar can extend the life expectancy of up to 50 years.
Wood seawalls are common in the waterfront properties around Plantation and its golf courses. They are aesthetically pleasing and can be installed in most freshwater locations. To begin, we measure the pilings to the height of the water and then drive them down into the seafloor. Then, we pour concrete into the center of these pilings to ensure they stay in place and cap them off with a stainless steel tie back rod. However, if used in saltwater we recommend utilizing a concrete or vinyl wall for the sake of durability. Treating the pilings prior to use is highly recommended for saltwater submersion. Replacing pilings and other parts of the structure as they wear will only help extend the life of your wood seawall. Above all, your wood seawall in Plantation will last for a very long time when installed by Pile Drivers, Inc.
RIP RAP SEAWALLS
Riprap seawalls are the most popular type of seawall in the U.S. and are an effective form of erosion control. These consist of rocks, stone or other materials arranged along the wall. The boulders form a natural barrier and help protect shorelines, stream beds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against erosion. For instance, when comparing to other seawalls, rip rap gives your seawall a more natural look. In addition, rip rap helps absorb the waves and energy they bring towards your seawalls. In other words, the rock and stone set at the bottom of your seawalls act as a barrier that helps keep the dirt in place and prevents erosion from occurring. Since rip rap is ecologically friendly, crabs, oysters, fish, and marine vegetation can use these new shorelines in Plantation.
Here are some other options of rip rap seawalls:
- Concrete Rip Rap
- Limestone Rip Rap
- Stone Rip Rap
- Rock Rip Rap
- Granite Rip Rap
Properly constructed seawalls can provide protection to your waterfront property for a relatively low cost. We know price plays a big part in constructing and repairing seawalls for homeowners who are protecting their properties from water intrusion. Let the experts at PileDrivers Inc go over all the details of exactly how we will construct or repair your seawalls in Plantation.
Curious to learn more about our top-of-the-line seawall construction and repair in Plantation? Give us a call at (800) 239-2560.
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