Seawall Repair Fairfield Ct
Shoreline erosion takes away property and reduces property value on Long Island Sound via the forces of storm surges and waves. Your Fairfield Ct property may have a seawall to reduce erosion and destruction of your property but seawalls become damaged and even the best-constructed require maintenance from time to time. We provide seawall construction and repair services within Long Island Sound and along the Hudson River.
How Well Does Your Seawall Protect Your Fairfield Ct Shoreline Property?
Seawalls prevent erosion and shoreline loss when properly designed and built. But, your seawall does not protect the remaining beach or land on the ocean side of the seawall. In addition, a seawall that was incorrectly designed or not properly constructed may accelerate erosion of beach property by how it interacts with tidal forces and by simply separating the beach from sand reserves on inland dunes or beach ridges. Also, tide and time damage seawalls making them less effective. We provide the seawall repair in Fairfield Ct and other locations along Long Island Sound.
What Sort of Seawall Does Your Fairfield Ct Property Have?
The best kind of seawall for the strongest wave action is a seawall with large concrete blocks set deep into the soil or down to bedrock. For properties with milder wave action, a seawall of rocks or boulders is a good solution. For areas with even lighter wave action an assortment of large and small rocks along with concrete blocks, riprap, is a good way to reduce erosion and property loss. An aspect of using riprap is that you can plant shrubs and trees within the riprap. This makes the riprap seawall have the appearance of a natural shoreline. To prevent erosion at the base of a heavier seawall, riprap can be used on the tidal side of these structures.
Seawall Styles and Seawall Repair
The forces of time and nature may be the only things that have reduced the effectiveness of your seawall. But, if the original style of the seawall had faults, changes in style as well as simple repairs may be required. Style of a seawall is not just about how the seawall looks. Curved seawalls can be constructed to deflect wave action and reduce damage at the base of a seawall. Gravity seawalls are usually secured to bedrock or with piles of rocks. This is to make certain that the seawall is secure enough to withstand the strongest forces of sea on top of daily wave activity. When your seawall needs repairs we can assess these issues and make the needed changes so that your seawall does the best job protecting your property and stands the tests of nature and time in the years to come.