Seawalls work hard hour after hour, day after day, year after year. The unrelenting power of the waves and tides are constantly beating up the seawalls. For this reason you need to keep an eye on your seawalls making sure they at least always appear to be in good condition. What happens when you notice your seawall leaning or the soil is being washed out from behind? The most important thing you can do is call DSI Marine construction and get on of our experts out to inspect the seawall.
How Long Should Seawalls Last?
There are many factors that affect how long a seawall should last. In many cases, when properly installed, seawalls should last for decades. Even after significant time, it doesn’t mean the seawall must be replaced. In many cases they can be reset, anchored again and ready for many more years of protection. The key to having your seawall last a long time, especially in Ft. Myers area is inspection. You really should have an expert examine the seawall if you notice any changes to the wall. Also after a significant weather event, like a hurricane, it would be wise to have it inspected.
Can Seawalls Be Repaired?
The simple answer is, sometimes. At the same time a damaged seawall doesn’t have to always be replaced. Keep in mind that seawalls go through an engineering and approval process by the local building authorities. This makes certain that seawalls are properly installed according to current codes. If there was no oversight, you can imagine the shoddy work that may be completed by some contractors just to make money. Seawalls are inspected during construction. After construction and years down the road the seawall may become damaged. When repairs are done at this point they again must meet the current construction codes set out by the county or state you live in. In some cases it may be less expensive to replace sections of the seawall rather than trying to reset, anchor and get approval for the repairs.
Who Is The Best Seawall Contractor in Fort Myers?
DSI Marine Construction has decades of experience building and repairing seawall in Fort Myers and all over Southwest Florida. Our engineers can inspect your seawall and determine what options are available for you, along with the pros and cons of each option. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you. Give our office a call, or complete on online request form.