- New Seawall Installations
- Existing Seawall Repairs
- Vinyl, Concrete and Rip Rap
- Inspection and Maintenance Plans Available
Hollywood Marine Construction builds all types of erosion control and shoreline protection, from basic riprap seawalls to concrete-capped seawalls, to vinyl seawalls that will last 50+ years. In addition to building new seawalls, HMC has extensive knowledge and experience repairing existing seawalls, including installing new deadmen anchors, rebuilding concrete caps, and sealing cracks and fissures in slabs. If you help or have questions about your seawall, give the experts at HMC a call today.
Building a seawall isn’t for the faint of heart, or your average DIYer. Hollywood Marine Construction can construct your new seawall from beginning to end. We are one of the most well-known full-service seawall contractors in the Broward and Miami-Dade area. When choosing a business to put up your new seawall, you should think about trust, dependability, speed, and price. These are the basic foundations of Hollywood Marine Construction, a well-known and well-reviewed marine contractor business. Although we are not always the cheapest, every member of our staff is dedicated to making your seawall project as stress-free as possible. It is a permit-required building project. From permission through engineering and implementation, we handle it all. With a team of dedicated sea wall contractors at your disposal, your seawall vision is implemented.
Rip Rap Seawall
Rip rap seawalls be sometimes be used to delay erosion on coastlines and banks. Rip rap, which is made up of rocks, seems natural and allows flora to grow naturally on the stones, and you’ll often find smaller marine life living in a rip rap seawall. They are low-maintenance and considered ecologically beneficial. Rip rap is not a viable option for all rivers prone to floods or heavy waves as the wall will not stop or hold large amounts of water from flowing over it.
Concrete bulkheads may survive for more than 30 years if built correctly and adequately maintained. Concrete seawalls are extremely sturdy because they are reinforced with steel (rebar). However, tiny fractures frequently form, enabling water to seep down to the rebar, which rusts. Rust causes the expansion of the steel rebar, which then causes the cracks to worsen. Any fractures in a cement seawall indicate that its integrity is jeopardized. Any cracks must be filled, and care must be given to prevent the joints from separating.
Vinyl, which has been approved by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, has become the top choice for most bulkheads, and is utilized whenever practicable. Vinyl seawalls are easy to maintain and attractive, and they may endure up to 50 years. Vinyl seawalls are commonly used in municipal waterfront areas because they are both attractive and cost-effective. When exposed to seawater, these seawalls do not rust, degrade, or break. Vinyl panels are easy to carry and install since they are lightweight. This reduces the quantity of heavy gear required on the job site.
If your seawall is compromised, it can cause serious issues for your property, including soil erosion and building damage, not to mention property devaluation. In an effort to avoid more expensive repairs later, it is critical to recognize problems early and perform sea wall repairs as soon as possible. Replacement of a seawall cost approximately two to three times what a professional repair service will, so it’s vital to get your seawalls inspected and maintained regularly.
Seawall problems are complicated, and it is critical to recognize that they aren’t going to resolve themselves. When a seawall is weakened, these issues only worsen. Small difficulties now will grow into larger and more costly ones later.
Significant erosion can occur when seawalls start to crumble, crack, or fail, resulting in significant property damage and dangerous situations. The security that a bulkheadprovides cannot be dismissed as a convenience. Seawalls resist water from seas, lakes, rivers, and canals on one side and contain soil on the other, keeping your property solid and free of erosion. Without seawalls, your waterfront property wouldn’t be safe to build on or to relax near, which is why maintenance is so important. Seawalls will often show small signs that they are getting worse. When you start seeing these signs, you need to take quick action to avoid potential issues.
Warning Signs of a Failing Seawall
If you suspect that your seawall is deteriorating or could simply use some attention, there will most likely be visible signs of degradation, such as:
- loss of soil or evidence of erosion on the land side
- water rising or bubbling up in the yard
- cracks, gaps, holes or voids in the yard, especially near the seawall
- the ground near the seawall is sinking
- obvious damage to the seawall, including cracks, gaps or broken pieces
Why Choose Hollywood Marine Construction?
To be effective, each sea wall repair must be adequately examined beforehand and the appropriate repair procedures utilized. Poor-quality materials and procedures may be effective in the short term, but you’ll soon find yourself in the same (or worse) predicament, with a collapsing bulkhead needing serious repairs. If you fix your seawall right the first time, you’ll never have to worry about it again. Speaking with your Hollywood Marine Construction specialist is the best way to approach any seawall issue and find an effective method to repair the problem(s). We’ve got the experience and knowledge needed to get the job done correctly and efficiently. When you’re looking for the best seawall contractors in the area, call HMC.