Signs You Need Seawall Repair

Seawall Repair | Priority Marine
Depending on the type of wall you originally had installed and the method of installation, you may need to seek out a seawall repair service sooner, rather than later. The water in Ellenton —whether the ocean, a lake, or a canal— is powerful and manmade structures will not last forever. Unforgiving tides, wave forces, and water composition eat away at concrete and steel and ruin them after many years. Although most professionally crafted seawalls will last many decades (anywhere from thirty to fifty years), without the proper maintenance and upkeep, their life span will be reduced considerably. Be on the lookout for signs of decay before the structure is beyond repair.

Cracks

Perhaps one of the most visible signs that a seawall repair is in order is cracks or fractures in the material. Whether your wall is constructed of concrete, vinyl, aluminum, rocks, boulders, steel, or any other conventional materials, you should examine it regularly for any cracks or crevices. Depending on the material and the size of the crack, it may or may not be cause for concern. However, it is always best to have a seawall repair professional in Ellenton examine it to be on the safe side.

Crumbling

Just as you would not want your house in Ellenton to crumble, you do not want the structure preventing the water from eating away at the shore from crumbling away. If you walk out on the wall and hear tumbling, follow the source of the noise. If some rocks or stones are falling from the wall into the water, the foundation may be unsound. You need to have the base examined for adhesion because, odds are, the base of the wall (the part underwater) is wearing away.

Erosion

The whole point of building a marine barrier is to prevent the strong tides and weather from eroding the shoreline. Whether you have a house near the water, your business sits by the oceanfront, or you want to protect a natural shorefront, you need this barrier to reduce wave damage. If you see eroding banks, it is time to call in a seawall repair specialist in Ellenton.

Call Priority Marine for Seawall Repair

When you notice the telltale signs of the need for seawall repair, do not wait. Call Priority Marine right away! We will examine the wall to determine what the best course of action is. For more information, contact us today to learn more about our commercial and residential work in Ellenton.

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