Contact Pacific Coast Underpinning For A Seawall Inspection
While hairline cracks in a seawall are pretty normal and caused by seasonal temperature variations and moisture fluctuations, larger cracks could be a sign something is wrong.
Contact us today and make an appointment to have your seawall inspected. We’ll assess the seawall’s structural integrity by looking for corrosion, soil erosion, cracks, rotation, and upload settlement. We’ll also inspect your seawall cap because the cap protects your property from weather and waves.
We use SW-RP1 and SW-RP6 semi-rigid hydrophobic polyurethane foams to repair seawalls. These foams are specially designed for repairing seawalls and form a watertight mass in sandy soil.
How Seawall Repair Foams Work
Seawall repair foams stabilize the soil, fill voids, and seal leaks. They mix with sandy soil to form a solid, impermeable mass that will, along with proper drainage, help extend the life of your seawall.
Prevent Seawall Damage With Proper Maintenance
Proper seawall maintenance will prevent damage and potential seawall replacement. Maintenance involves containing vegetation growth, cleaning weep holes, and a visual inspection.
Vegetation, in its search for moisture, can get behind and into a seawall, causing cracks that weaken it. Waves that start hitting a seawall that isn’t structurally sound can cause serious damage.
Weep Hole Cleaning
Weep holes serve as pressure relief valves for seawalls. Therefore, they need to be free of debris like leaves and dirt. Cleaning weep holes should be part of a regular seawall maintenance plan.
A visual inspection ensures your seawall is structurally sound. The goal is to catch problems early before they become critical. We look for cracks, evidence of erosion, deterioration, etc. If you have a wooden seawall, we’ll inspect it for termites, wood rot, and splits.
Concrete Seawall Preservation
Seawalls are exposed 24/7 to the elements. Over time this can lead to deterioration. Even the reinforcing steel inside the concrete seawall can corrode. If this happens, the concrete around the steel will deteriorate.
Seawall preservation is always better than replacement. Contact Pacific Coast Underpinning today for help preserving and restoring your seawall. All the products we use are safe for marine environments.
Advanced Methods For Repairing Seawalls – Seawall Stabilization
The material we use to repair seawalls is environmentally-friendly and able to
fix cracks, stabilize and strengthen the soil, and prevent erosion.
- Prevent Hydrostatic Pressure From Building Up – Hydrostatic pressure can build up behind seawalls and cause cracks. We have methods that will prevent hydrostatic pressure from building up.
- Seawall Cap Repair – We can restore your seawall cap’s integrity using high-strength epoxy and concrete.
- Seawall Anchoring – Seawalls can be strengthened using steel tie-backs. Tie-backs anchor the seawall to soil that can support it and prevent further movement.
Pacific Coast Underpinning is part of the Seawall Repair Network, a national seawall preservation, and repair network of highly-trained and qualified Preferred Marine Contractors. Pacific Coast Underpinning offers seawall repair solutions for the Northern California and Bay area.