As you can see from our many photos and videos, we have many years of experience building custom seawalls. We have witnessed the seawall business go from wood or composite all the way to the vinyl seawalls we build today. The caps that we put on top of the seawalls can be wood, composite, or concrete. But, the hardware connecting everything is usually either galvanized or stainless steel.
Typically, and according to the engineering for each wall, we use stainless steel “all thread” rods that go back to concrete footers (called dead-men). These pierce the face of the wall and usually, travel 12′-20′ back into the concrete footers. This is a vital part of seawall construction. The tie-back rods are the components that hold the seawalls back and stable. They are also used in seawall repair when the original rods were not stainless steel and have rusted in halt and must be replaced.
Lastly, the main ingredient with seawall construction is that the contractor uses a good marine construction engineer and follows their recommendations. The seawall construction we perform is always reliant upon our engineer’s drawings. These drawings tell us how we can protect our customers from any possible future problem and are required for the permitting process in Brevard County, FL.