Concrete Seawall Repair Services
Trusted Seawall repair experts in St. Louis.
A seawall is an instrumental structure for homeowners who live around the ocean or waterfront areas. Seawalls protect homes and properties from loss of land due to wave action and erosion. If seawalls are appropriately constructed and maintained, they can provide structural support hence preventing damages from water currents for lake front homes in the Lake of the Ozarks area or any other lake areas in Missouri.
Construction of seawalls has taken a structural change over the years. Panels constructed within protected metal rebar and high strength concrete have replaced the use of rocks piled up in pyramid shape. The new method increases seawall life span, given them more strength to withstand surging sea waves and more structural stability.
Defects in Seawalls
Some times the defects are out of control like the rising water level in lakes and you cannot stop a lake from raising its level. Even the tidal flows rise and fall, water pushes itself against the seawall regularly with the help of great waves. As these actions continue, it carries the sand and soil beneath the seawall structure, causing voids and gradual deterioration of the structural composition of the structure. These actions are intensified during heavy rainfall seasons. Seawall damages can be generally categorized into Joint Separation, Cap failure in seawalls, Toe, and Berm failure and Breakage.
Cap failure in seawalls is generally caused by corrosion of the reinforced cap or the tieback rods. Cap failures in seawalls are exacerbated by movement of the seawall structure resulting in cracking of the cap. When cracking occurs in the cap, the concrete cap becomes weak and cannot hold panels and slabs together. A deteriorating cap or a sagging panel is an indication that the cap of the structure has failed.
Toe and Berm Failure
How to Repair a damaged Concrete Seawall
There are a series of available options in repairing existing seawall damages. Excavation, use of cement grouts, and Polyurethane Resin are the options you can implore in tackling defective seawalls.
Excavation requires tearing out a part of the wall for the replacement which is costly, takes time, and sometimes requires a permit. Using cement grout, on the other hand, is mundane, prone to degradation, adds weight to an already weak seawall, capital, and labor exhaustive.
Polyurethane is the best option available to fix an existing seawall. It is a new generation approach and has a lot of advantages over-excavation and use of cement grout. It can seal failing joints, stabilize loose floors, fill voids without adding weight to a weak substrate and create a watertight barrier under or behind your wall while still maintaining an eco – friendly environment. STL Polyjack seawall repair experts have worked on many waterfront properties without having to excavate them and all our customers are referrable in St. Louis and the Lake of the Ozarks area.
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