Seawall Construction Norwalk Ct

Erosion is a common and ongoing problem with properties along Long Island Sound due to storm surges and the daily force of waves. Loss of land to the sea and reduction in the value of properties around Norwalk, Ct is common. Construction of a seawall is the answer to this problem. We offer repair services for existing seawalls as well as new construction in Long Island Sound and along the Hudson River.

Why Does Your Shoreline Norwalk Ct Property Need a Seawall?

The result of not protecting your shoreline property with a seawall will be erosion from storm surges as well as the daily action of waves. This erosion reduces property value as it slowly but surely cuts back on property size. For a home or business close enough to the shoreline the results will include damage to building foundations. Extensive flooding will routinely occur with storms as well when there is no seawall to protect against the ravages of the sea.

What Kind of Seawall Do You Need?

Depending on your location and the degree to which the force of the sea works against your property there are various ways to construct a seawall. Large concrete blocks can be set deep into the soil, even down to bedrock for shorelines with the strongest wave action. An excellent choice for areas with slightly less wave action is a seawall composed of boulders and rocks. Riprap, which is a collection of small and large rocks along with concrete blocks works well for areas with minor wave action. You can also plant these areas to provide a natural appearance for the shoreline. Riprap is also used on the seaward side of a concrete block seawall in order to reduce the likelihood of it being undercut by wave action.

At Salt of the Earth, Inc. we will assess your situation and provide recommendations that fit your needs. Our services include assessment, design of the seawall, and its construction. This will include drainage solutions to prevent environmental stresses on your seawall and sinkholes. The choice of a concrete wall, small stone mortar seawall or a large dry boulder wall will depend on the specifics of you location.

Seawall Styles

At Salt of the Earth, Inc. we are fully aware that you want your seawall to do its job and add to the attractiveness of your property as well. Thus, we take seawall style into consideration when designing the seawall. Seawall style is not just about looks. Curves in a seawall are often necessary to help deflect wave action and cut down on damage at the base of the seawall. For the greatest protection, gravity seawalls can be secured to rocks or bedrock with piles and make certain that the seawall can resist the strongest storm surges as well as recurring wave action.

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