A sea wall can provide coastal defense from storms, tides, tsunamis, waves, and frequent and excessive flooding to an area that is inhabited by people. While most waterfront property comes with sea walls intact, years of abuse can erode these walls away over time. It’s not uncommon to have damage that needs to be repaired. In some cases, the sea walls will need to be replaced, but often it starts as minute flaws. When you find that your sea walls need repair, maintenance, or replacement, think of Envious Landscape to make your seawall whole and strong once again.
Determine the right material for your sea walls.
Seawalls can be built using many different materials. Many times, you will find seawalls are made out of wood, boulders, steel, or reinforced concrete, though other options are available.
Much of the construction materials and design depend upon finances and your goals for the end results appearance as well as the natural formation of the environment or location. There are three types of seawalls more commonly used- curved, mound, and vertical.
Curved (also known as stepped) is a concave built structure that is complex to design and engineer, but it helps by absorbing a great deal of the force and energy of a wave that would otherwise bluntly crash into land.
Mound is designed for less tumultuous waves by stacking stones and boulders on a sloping angle. This is the most cost effective option (short-term) but it is the least durable and is best used in cases of low-energy waves.
Vertical is the most commonly implemented and easiest to design of the three options. It is constructed to deflect the energy of a wave away from land and is built straight down from the coasts edge into the water and down into the bed.
Prepare before you begin to build your sea wall.
It’s important to have a clear understanding of not only how large your seawall will need to be, but how high the water level of the highest tide will need to be calculated. This can take some time depending on the sea wall installation site and materials needed.
Why not add a custom beach to your landscape? It is the perfect accent to your seawall and an awesome option to have available for your family and friends to relax and enjoy. Custom paths to your beachfront can be designed and implemented, along with custom fire pits and other landscaping accessories for a prime lake front location.
Contact Envious Landscape for custom seawalls!
Don’t let wave and storm erosion get you down. When you are in need of repairs or maintenance to your sea walls, or even in need of a new sea wall all together, contact Envious Landscape. Our knowledgable and friendly staff are here to answer all of your questions and get started right way on the construction of your sea all needs.
Don’t wait until it is too late. Stop seawall damage in its tracks, contact us today to get started.