SEAWALL REPAIR POMPANO BEACH
Erosion poses a serious threat to any waterfront property owner. Storms and wave action can accelerate erosion and make it necessary for Seawall Repair Pompano Beach. 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 Pompano Beach is very important for owners. Trust PileDrivers to be your number one choice for seawall construction and repair services.
Seawall Construction Pompano Beach
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 become the material of choice since the mid-80s in Pompano Beach. Attractive and easy to maintain, the material can last up to 50 years. Vinyl seawall doesn’t rust, rot, or crack when exposed to saltwater. The material is also lightweight, making it easier to transport and install, it limits the amount of heavy machinery needed on site. Other seawalls using steel sheets, wood, or concrete can be converted to vinyl. This results in a permanent, high-quality wall for a significantly lower cost than these alternatives.
Concrete seawall are individually engineered and installed to fit the conditions of each property. A new concrete seawall has a 40-50 year life expectancy in Pompano Beach. The key to a strong concrete seawall is the reinforcing steel it contains. The key to getting a long life from a concrete seawall is to protect the reinforcing steel from the corrosive marine environment.
Steel Seawalls are widely considered to be the strongest and require the least maintenance. In fact, steel’s durability and resilience to the elements make it an industry-favorite. This makes the initial cost well-worth the investment. Steel seawalls can be installed easily into any substrate. Additionally, they have no height limitations for its design, unlike other types of materials. Also, 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 Pompano Beach, we recommend servicing your steel seawall at least twice in a decade. If properly maintained, healthy steel seawalls should last a good 25 years.
Wood Seawalls are common in Pompano Beach, Florida with golf courses and landscaping. This material has different longevity depending on the application and location. They are aesthetically pleasing and can be installed in most freshwater locations in Pompano Beach. Although, in saltwater, we would recommend a concrete or vinyl wall for durability and strength, with proper maintenance a wood retaining seawall may 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. At last, the longevity of the seawall will depend on the materials used in construction, the quality of work performed, and such factors as weather and tidal impacts in Pompano Beach.
Rip Rap Seawall
Riprap seawalls consist of rocks, stone or other materials arranged along the wall giving it a more natural look than, say, a vinyl or wood wall. The rocks and stone act as a barrier helping prevent erosion from water. It brings “The true Florida look” to Pompano Beach. Riprap absorbs waves coming in towards your property, giving it the ability to dissipate most of the wave energy, rather than reflect it. This helps keep the dirt at the bottom of the seawall from eroding away. The nature of a standard seawall makes it hard for marine plants and animals to thrive in those locations. On the other hand, rip rap is the most ecologically friendly, so wildlife can develop as the shoreline can now be used by the crabs, oysters, fish and marine vegetation of Pompano Beach. Riprap can also be repaired easily by replacing the stone.
Riprap is an effective and efficient form of erosion control. This is a series of strategically placed boulders to form a natural barrier. Also known as rubble, or shot rock, this time-tested practice is used to protect shorelines, stream beds, bridge abutments, pilings, and other shoreline structures against erosion. Commonly made with granite or limestone, and occasionally 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 Pompano Beach? Give us a call at (800) 239-2560.
Pompano Beach Seawall Repair & Construction
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