How to Repair a Concrete Seawall

How to Repair a Concrete Seawall Seawalls are geniuses when they are constructed adequately. They assist in minimizing the erosion of soil into the water and provide a great service in protecting your home and property. As seawalls age, start to show signs of stress and erosion. When there are changes in pressure, the seawall […]

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Five Dredge and Marine

Hydraulic Dredging by Five Dredge and Marine Five Dredge and Marine does many different types of dredging projects, hydraulic dredging is the most used. Our hydraulic dredges have a cutting head to dislodge sediment which is then immediately suctioned through the pump ladder. This diluted sediment is then pumped through a flexible, floating pipe to a […]

Vinyl Seawalls

Bye-Bye, Wood. Hello, Vinyl!   Understandably, the homeowners were not interested in another wood seawall that would quickly rot and fail again. Instead, the owners decided to go with a vinyl seawall as an affordable, long-term solution. Vinyl Sheet Seawall are UV resistant, unaffected by marine boring animals, and comes with a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty. […]

Vinyl or Sheet Piling ?

Vinyl or sheet piling?     Vinyl sheet piling is quickly becoming the most popular product to use for construction of bulkheads and seawalls. Materials like wood and concrete have been widely used in the past, but the use of these traditional materials is becoming virtually obsolete. With the advent of vinyl sheet piling, homeowners […]

How to Survive a Sinking Ship

How to Survive a Sinking Ship Be prepared Anyone who’s had experience as a scout will know these 2 words: “be prepared”. The meaning behind this famous saying is closely tied to another famous saying “knowing is half the battle”. Those two bits of advice could very well save your life on a sinking ship. […]

Stop Erosion Through Your Seawall.

Stop Erosion Through Your Seawall with Polyurethane When it comes to seawalls, there is a lot more to learn than meets the eye. A seawall is like a living, breathing thing: especially in the way that it is designed to function. But like all living breathing things, they have a finite lifespan. For many of […]

Seawall Stabilization

The Problem As we noted in an earlier post, Leaking Seawalls: Soil Loss Prevention & Remediation, the underlying cause of seawall deterioration is as follows: As tidal flows rise and fall, water pushes its way in through cracks, joints, and defects in seawalls. The water pushes in on incoming tides and flows out on outgoing tides. […]

What material is best for your seawall ?

What material is best for your seawall ? Consultation is Important Location & Accessibility Size of the Seawall Weather Concerns Marine Conditions Cost Wood Although it is the oldest material used for this type of construction, wood is not good for seawall construction, but has many applications in retaining walls and marine barriers. In freshwater […]

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