Seawall Repair Bridgeport Ct
Your Bridgeport Ct property may have a seawall for prevention of erosion and loss of property value but seawalls experience wear and tear with time. Maintenance is needed even for the best seawalls. Otherwise shoreline erosion will take away from your property and reduce its value on Long Island Sound due to storm surges and waves. For seawall repair in Bridgeport Ct contact us. Our company provides seawall repair and construction services within Long Island Sound and along the Hudson River.
How Well Does Your Seawall Protect Your Shoreline Property?
A correctly designed and constructed seawall prevents erosion and property loss along your shoreline. However, a seawall does not protect the remaining property on the ocean side. Also, a seawall that was improperly designed or not properly built may accelerate the erosion of your beach property by its interaction with the forces of the tide or separating your beach from the sand reserves on inland dunes and beach ridges. Time and the tide damage seawalls and make them less effective. At Salt of the Earth, Inc. we provide the seawall repair Bridgeport Ct needs.
What Sort of Seawall Does Your Property Have?
The strongest seawall for the most forceful wave action is one constructed with large concrete blocks that are set down to bedrock or deep into the soil. For a property with less forceful wave action, a good solution is a seawall of rocks or boulders. For areas with even less wave action an assortment of small and large rocks along with concrete blocks, riprap, is an effective way to cut back on erosion and property loss. A nice part of having a riprap seawall is that one can plant trees and shrubs within the seawall giving your shoreline a natural appearance. Riprap is also commonly placed on the ocean side of stronger seawalls in order to reduce undercutting of that seawall by tidal action.
Seawall Styles and Seawall Repair
When your property needs seawall repairs, we can come out to your property and assess the situation. The forces of nature and time may be the only things that have cut back on the effectiveness of a seawall. But, if your original style had problems, changes in that style as well as simple repairs may be necessary. Seawall style is more than a matter of appearance and attractiveness. For example, a curve is often built into a seawall to deflect wave action and, in turn, reduce damage at the base. Gravity seawalls are frequently secured to bedrock or with piles of rocks. This makes certain that the seawall is sufficiently secure to withstand even the strongest forces of the sea on top of daily activity of waves. When your seawall needs repairs we will assess these issues and make the necessary changes so that your seawall does its job protecting your property and stands the tests of time and tide in the years to come.
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