When it comes to seawalls, one-size does not fit all. These amazing structures are often as unique as the people and properties they protect. Florida seawall designs can span a variety of heights, widths, shapes and colors. And the types of construction materials used can vary just as much. But all seawall construction projects have at least one thing in common: they are built to protect your property from erosion.
What is Erosion?
Erosion is the action of surface processes, by elements such as water or wind moving rock, soil, or other material from one location to another. Waves of water are one of the most common erosion culprits, washing small amounts of sand and sediment away each time a wave retracts.
Erosion is a slow process, that happens over time. Many people may not even notice the erosion of their property happening, until it causes visible property damage.
How Erosion Causes Property Damage
Over time, these small amounts of sand or sediment being washed away, can add up creating instability and damage to the foundation of your property. And a damaged foundation will gradually affect other structures in or around your home and property.
Foundation Damage to a Home may Include:
- Cracks on walls
- Doors that won’t close completely
- Crooked window frames
- Warped floorboards
- Musty smells, odors
- And more…..
Other Areas of Property that can be Affected by Foundation Damage may Include:
- Swimming pools
- Decks or porches
- Fences and railings
- Driveways and parking lots
- Outdoor lighting
- Irrigation systems
- Utilities, such as water pipes and waste disposal drains
- And more…..
Prevent Costly Foundation Repairs Due to Erosion with a Seawall
A professionally engineered seawall can protect your home and property from erosion damage, and can help you prevent costly foundation damage repairs. A seawall built along the edge of your property, stops the waves and high winds from interacting with the materials underneath your foundation, preventing erosion leading to foundation damage.
Adding a properly engineered seawall to your property may seem like a large expense, but the price usually pales in comparison to foundation repair and replacement expenses.
Call the Seawall Construction Experts
The seawall construction experts at Gibson Marine Construction use leading-edge products, quality materials, and advanced technology to create an aesthetically pleasing seawall design that will properly protect your property from damage due to erosion. Call today to learn more.