Living directly on the waterfront in Tampa, Sarasota, or other Florida cities can be idyllic most of the time. However, to continue enjoying the complete living experience that your home’s location provides, you will need to protect it from the damaging forces of powerful elements. The concrete seawall that supports the ground that your home sits on will eventually be damaged by soil erosion, poor drainage, water pressure, and other forces. A fast and effective fix is essential when your seawall shows even minor signs of damage.
The Importance of Timely Seawall Repair
The structural integrity of your property’s seawall is impacted daily as waves crash on it and as the tides exert cyclical water pressure. Through these forces, cracks, holes, and other damages will develop slowly. These forces will cause increasingly severe damage until the forces are properly addressed. The exceptional forces that tropical storms and hurricanes bring add to the brunt force that the seawall must endure. Eventually, the seawall will deteriorate. If proper steps to repair this structure are not taken promptly, the seawall could completely collapse. The effect of this event on your home’s condition could be devastating.
The Superior Repair Solution for Your Waterfront Florida Home
If you have noticed signs of structural damage or if you have other reasons to be concerned about the seawall’s integrity, repairing the developing issues now can help you to save a tremendous amount of money down the road. There are a few repair processes available. The cement grouting technique is a traditional process that has been used widely throughout the area for years, but it has significant downfalls. For example, cement grout repairs are time-consuming. These repairs require ample manpower and the use of specialized equipment. This can elevate cost and may result in a peripheral mess. The result of this type of repair work is also not ideal. For example, concrete grouting repairs add to the weight of the seawall and could contribute to ground and wall sinkage. Also, the matter of degradation continues to be a concern after the repair work is completed. The superior alternative that is preferred by many homeowners in Naples, Orlando, and other areas is the use of poly foam grouting in combination with the installation of weep holes with the JET filtering system.
The Benefits of Poly Foam Concrete Repairs with Weep Holes
The poly foam repair process gives you the results that your property needs without the many negative factors that come into play with concrete grouting repairs. When this is combined with the installation of weep holes with JET filters to prevent future damages and to facilitate easier maintenance, the results can be profound. The polyurethane resin that our repair process uses is durable, lightweight, and easy to install. It will alleviate or correct all the seawall’s issues without creating an unnecessary mess. It is also more affordable and can be completed more quickly than other repair techniques. The concrete grouting process could take more than a week to complete, and the poly foam process can be completed within a few hours. Florida homeowners may also appreciate the fact that the polyurethane resin is safe for the environment. The JET filter weep holes address the future impact of drainage, erosion, and water pressure.
The Poly Foam and Weep Holes Installation Process
The poly foam repair process can be completed with one or two steps. The primary step is to inject the material into the soil. By doing so, the low-viscosity resin increases the density of the soil and prevents future erosion. If the second step is required, the resin is also used to fill cracks and to raise the sinking seawall. This process also directly addresses the impact of erosion around the seawall and pressure on the structure. Weep holes are then installed by our specialists to alleviate the pressure that otherwise would build up against the wall and that would eventually weaken the structure’s integrity. A weep hole is prone to developing clogs, and these clogs prevent the weep hole from doing its important job. We directly address this issue with the use of a JET Filter System. This system provides easy access to the erosion control features behind the seawall and maintains a healthy flow rate regardless of the conditions that the seawall is impacted by. More than that, the system places filters in the weep holes that can easily be removed and cleaned without needing to dredge the soil behind the seawall. With this simple maintenance step completed periodically, significant, and expensive repairs can be avoided.
When to Schedule Seawall Repair
The best time to schedule a repair service for your home’s seawall is as soon as you discover the need. Any signs of soil erosion or wall deterioration could indicate developing damage. These may include panel separation, cracking, and wall movement. The best way to determine with certainty if poly foam repairs and weep hole installation services are needed on your property is to schedule an inspection today. Through a thorough inspection completed by our specialists, we can determine which repair services are needed. At the same time, we can give you a competitive quote for the cost of the recommended repairs, and an estimated completion time.
Schedule a Consultation with Us Today
Whether you have discovered a seemingly minor crack in the seawall or noticed other more significant issues, the need to fix the damage is urgent. With poly foam repairs combined with weep hole installation, we can repair the damage and dramatically reduce the risk of damage in the future. To learn more about the condition of your home’s seawall and to schedule essential repairs, contact us today.