Why Choose Polyurethane Foam for Seawall Repair?October 7, 2020
A Majority of the waterfront property owners in Lake of the Ozarks, St. Louis, Missouri, Gulf Coast Mississippi, Great Lakes, Gibraltar, Detroit, Michigan are not aware that Seawall damages being repaired through Polyurethane foam. This article is specifically crafted to help people understand the importance of seawall repair by using nothing but Polyurethane foam.
However, the first and foremost thing to be addressed is, why is seawall damage caused? And what will happen if it’s not treated on time. Seawall becomes weaker and reduces its capacity to hold seawater (any form of water such as lakes, rivers or even ocean) after developing cracks by continuous exposure to water for a long time. If left untreated, the water keeps getting inside the cracks completely, this is highly detrimental to any structure supported by the Seawall or is in proximity to it.
So what’s the solution?
Is it Excavation?
We have witnessed Excavation to be partially effective in the damage control. However, Excavation requires tearing of the affected wall and employing a new one in its place.
Shortcomings of Excavation:
- Not at all pocket friendly
- Does no good to nature
- Time-consuming (And if not done right, it can drag on for a long time)
- Availing the right Permits to get it done
Using Cement Grout?
This is a downright ineffective method, yet being followed for the longest time. The process involves adding cement to cracks and filling it temporarily. This ensures only one thing, you wasting your hard-earned money!
Shortcomings of using Cement Grout method:
- Gets washed off easily
- Provides support for a really short period of time
- Needs really skilled contractors (who aren’t economical to say the least)
- Adds unnecessary weight to the Seawall making it prone to further damages
So, what’s the real solution to this problem? In just a few words, repairing Seawall with Polyurethane is.
Use Polyurethane Foam for Seawall Repair. Just imagine a process where there are just tiny half-inch holes dug and an eco-friendly, ANSI certified chemical is injected to the damaged surface.
That chemical fills the inner voids and cracks while taking less time than you take when you make your breakfast! That’s what we do in our Polyurethane Seawall Repair process. Polyurethane is a wonder chemical and has the ability to make things easy for you.
There are practically none.
- Takes less than a day
- Highly effective (tested by professionals)
- Economical (does not burn a hole in your pocket)
- No permits required
- Completely eco-friendly chemical (No fishes will be harmed, we promise)
Employing Polyurethane for your Seawall repair is the best thing you can do to safeguard your Seawall.