Seawall & Bulkhead Repair near Seattle
Keeping your marina property’s bulkheads and seawalls healthy is an unavoidable part of shoreline living. They provide protection from erosion caused by both storm and tidal waters. Neglecting to maintain your seawall can lead to wall structural failure, causing coastal erosion and significantly lowering your property’s value.
Typical Signs of Seawall Failure
If you start seeing rust stains appear on your seawall or bulkhead, it could mean that the anchor rods are corroding. Not only does this weaken the steel components, but it also causes them to expand. Without repairs, this will eventually lead to additional concrete damage.
Changes in Soil Levels
Loss in soil volume generally means that there is inadequate water drainage happening behind the seawall. This problem can also cause other symptoms like:
- Sinkholes along the cap edge
- Gaps between soil and the cap edge
- Pooling water close to the seawall cap
Cracks in your seawall or bulkhead are an obvious sign that it is beginning to fail. They most often happen just below the cap or at the barnacle line. In either case, they indicate hydrostatic pressure behind the wall that will eventually cause severe damage.
Seawalls that lean outward, whether from the top or the bottom of the wall, indicate an issue that needs to be inspected. If your wall is leaning from the top, it typically means there is a drainage problem. Walls that lean from the bottom may be due to front berm loss underneath the water line.
Schedule a Free Seawall Inspection
If you see symptoms of bulkhead or seawall failure, we can help! The experts at Matvey Foundation Repair have 20+ years of experience in the industry and offer free seawall inspection in Seattle and the surrounding areas. Fill out the form below or call us at 253-327-1650 to schedule your appointment today!