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Seawall Construction & Repair

Preserve your St. Augustine waterfront property with a custom seawall from Shore Builders, Inc. A seawall enhances the appearance of residential and commercial properties, provides protection from floodwaters, and stabilizes the shoreline to prevent erosion. At Shore Builders, Inc., we construct residential and commercial seawalls for all types of waterfront properties. Whether you reside in an oceanfront home or you own a seaside business, our professional marine builders will engineer and construct a seawall that is professionally designed to complement the desired aesthetic and safeguard your property, all while staying within the agreed-upon budget and timeframe. Want to learn more about our wide range of marine construction services? Contact us today!

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New Seawall Construction

Our marine construction company designs and builds custom seawalls both for residential and commercial properties. From beachside businesses to homes accessible from inland waterways, we have the requisite equipment and experience to deliver one-of-a-kind seawalls that stop erosion and protect your property from flooding. We also offer a wide selection of materials and designs, so your wall can serve to enhance the visual appeal and increase the value of your waterfront property.

Seawall Repair & Replacement

When deprived of maintenance, seawalls can become damaged and fall into disrepair. Depending on the quality of materials and construction techniques used during initial construction, a seawall may endure for half a century. But a do-it-yourself project or a poorly installed seawall may only last for one or two decades. If the seawall on your property requires professional attention, give us a call. We perform seawall repairs, seawall restorations, and replacements for seawalls of any size and condition in St. Augustine.

Common Types Of Seawalls

Seawalls can be made from a number of different materials and constructed into a wide range of designs. Factors that may determine which type of seawall is right for your property are the size of your property, your budget, and your stylistic preferences. Consult our team of St. Augustine marine contractors for help with choosing a seawall.

Concrete Seawalls

Made from concrete and reinforced with steel, concrete seawalls can withstand powerful waves and rains for more than 50 years. A corrosion-resistant material, concrete is often the best choice of material for saltwater seawalls. Concrete is a low-maintenance material that can be molded into a wide range of forms and tinted with a large variety of colors to effectively match the appearance of your property.

Wood Retaining Seawalls

Though more frequent maintenance is required than with most other types of seawalls, wood seawalls add a touch of sophistication and majesty to any property. How often maintenance must be performed to the wood depends on the environmental conditions in the area — wood endures best in freshwater seawalls and walls that are built in calm inland channels, which offset the open coastline.

Steel Seawalls

As a construction material, steel is both durable and economical. Due to the weight of steel, the use of steel in seawall construction is limited to areas in which large machines can maneuver. Steel may also be susceptible to rust and corrosion due to the properties of saltwater. As such, steel typically is used for commercial seawalls located along rivers or lakes or for the purpose of mitigating storm-related flooding.

Vinyl Seawalls

Vinyl seawalls are a suitable option for homeowners and business owners who want to protect their seaside property for a modest investment. These seawalls are effective at curbing shoreline erosion and holding back encroaching floodwaters. Regular maintenance can extend the life of a vinyl seawall, but replacement is typically required within 20 years of the initial construction.

Composite Seawalls

Composite seawalls are easier to install than other types of seawalls, which makes them a good option for hard-to-reach areas within a property. And since they’re made of pre-colored materials and don’t need to be stained or painted to keep up their appearance, these walls also involve less maintenance. Additionally, the lack of exterior paint makes the walls suitable for marine areas where it’s a priority not to disrupt the ecology.

What Are The Benefits Of A Seawall?

Seawalls do more than enhance the overall visual appeal of a property. They also provide a slew of practical benefits to waterfront homes and businesses. Consider the benefits of adding to your property a professionally constructed seawall from Shore Builders, Inc.

Curb Shoreline Erosion

A seawall protects the structural integrity of your waterside property by curbing erosion. Shoreline erosion is the natural process through which moving water removes sediment from the land. The rate of erosion is prominent within land with high-energy water, such as ocean waves and fast-flowing rivers. But even lakes and seasonal streams can strip away sand, soil or gravel from the ground. Essentially, erosion takes place anywhere land and water meet. Aside from diminishing the land’s volume, erosion also destroys the health and vitality of a natural or manicured landscape. In severe cases, it can destabilize the foundation beneath a home or other structure. This is why home builders recommend a seawall installation as a preventative measure for structural damage to waterfront property. No matter when your home was built, it’s never too late to add a seawall. In fact, the day you schedule seawall construction with our marine contractors is the last day shoreline erosion will pose a threat to your property — schedule marine services today.

Protection Against Stormwater

Whether your commercial property is located seaside or your home is located on the coastline in St. Augustine, the severe effects of storm damage can cause significant damage to your property and pose a safety hazard to individuals located within the home or business. From tropical storms to hurricanes, extreme rainfall can cause water levels to quickly rise. Flooding poses risks to your property and your personal safety. Seawalls can keep floodwaters at bay, serving to prevent the water from encroaching on your property. No matter which type of seawall you choose to incorporate on your property, Shore Builders, Inc. has the team, the equipment, and the experience required to get the job done both efficiently and effectively. Don’t let your home or business remain unprotected against shoreline erosion and floodwaters. Get a seawall that protects your property and enhances its overall appearance. Contact us today for an estimate of our seawall services.

Boost Property Value

The addition of a seawall makes a home or business more attractive to prospective homebuyers and property investors. Individuals or families seek waterfront properties that are both safe and lasting. This is especially true regarding homes near the ocean or other vast expanses of water. A seawall provides the peace-of-mind that most home buyers and commercial property buyers seek when they consider buying waterfront property. Additionally, seawalls have an aesthetic appeal for homebuyers. Like an outdoor kitchen or a private dock, a seawall is a home addition that enhances the look of a home while providing utility to the residents.