Seawall Repair Norwalk Ct
Erosion works its effects on Long Island Sound via the forces of waves and storm surges. Your property around Norwalk, Ct may have a seawall to prevent erosion and property destruction but seawalls can be damaged and even the strongest require repairs from time to time. For seawall repair Norwalk Ct use Salt of the Earth, Inc. We provide seawall construction and repair services within Long Island Sound and along the Hudson River.
How Well Does Your Seawall Protect Your Norwalk Shoreline Property?
When properly designed and built, seawalls prevent erosion and shoreline loss. However, seawall protection does not include the remaining land or beach on the ocean side of the wall. Sadly, an incorrectly designed seawall may accelerate erosion of beach property by its effects on tidal forces and by separating the beach from sand reserves on beach ridges or inland dunes. Also, tide and time take their toll on all seawalls making them less effective or damaging them severely.
What Sort of Seawall Does Your Norwalk Ct Property Have?
The best seawall style for the strongest wave action is a seawall constructed from large concrete blocks which are set deep into the soil or, preferably, down to bedrock. For properties with less wave action, a seawall made of rocks or boulders is a good option. For areas with milder wave action an assortment of large and small rocks along with concrete blocks, called riprap, is a good way to prevent erosion and property loss. A nice aspect of using riprap is that you can plant trees and shrubs within the riprap. This makes the riprap seawall look like a natural shoreline. To prevent damage at the base of a more substantial seawall, riprap can be used on the tidal side of such a structure.
Seawall Styles and Seawall Repair
When your property needs seawall repairs we will come out and assess your situation. The forces of nature and time might be the only things that have degraded your seawall. But, if the original style of the seawall was faulty, basic changes may be required. Style of the seawall is not just about how it looks. Curved seawalls are often constructed to deflect the wave action and moderate damage at the base of a seawall. Gravity seawalls are often secured to bedrock or with rocks piles. This is to make sure that the seawall is secure enough to withstand the strongest surges of storms on top of daily wave activity. When your seawall needs repairs we will assess these issues and make the necessary changes to make sure that your seawall does the best job protecting your property and stands the tests of time and nature in the years to come.