Seawalls: Repair or Replace?

seawallFor waterfront properties, a seawall is a vital layer of protection that preserves your view while also future-proofing against floods. Over time, however, even the best-constructed barriers erode and suffer damage. If your seawall isn’t looking its best, it’s important to get help right away. But there’s a question you’ll need to answer: should you pay to repair the damage, or outright replace the construction? We perform both of these marine services in Palm Beach County, and our experience gives us a little insight that can help you make a smart choice.

Understand the Issue — Different types of damage require different responses. Cap breakdowns, for example, might call for a much different project than a joint separation. Rely on your contractor to advise you on the root of the problem and the best possible solution.

Explore Options — In many cases, a simple repair is perfectly capable of solving the problem. However, it’s important to get a full picture of the options available to you. Discuss the lifespan of a potential fix with your contractor to decide if it’s worth the investment.

Act Early — Like most marine services, seawall repairs are easier when they’re handled early. As soon as you see an issue, contact professionals for help. This has the added advantage of avoiding catastrophic breakdowns and property destruction.