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When to Schedule Polyurethane Seawall Repair

Updated: Mar 13


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Seawalls provide essential protection from erosion of surrounding land, shorelines and nearby marinas, harbors, and coastal homes. However, if they start to fail, they can no longer do their job effectively. The good news is that seawalls show signs when something is wrong, so you can schedule a prompt repair and avoid more costly damage.

 

Learn about the signs that your seawall may be in trouble and why polyurethane seawall repair is the fastest and most cost-effective repair method available.

 

Warning Signs of Seawall Damage

 

Seawalls can fail for various reasons. Natural forces, poor construction, and structural degradation are just a few. If you notice any of these warning signs, be sure to get in touch with a seawall repair expert right away. These problems don’t go away on their own and will continue to get worse, potentially leading to more costly repairs and replacements.

 

  • Leaning walls. If your seawall is leaning, this means that the ground underneath the wall is moving, causing pockets of loose soil and voids.

 

  • Sinkholes or cavities. Pockets of sunken earth indicate that water is infiltrating the seawall.

 

 

  • Settling or cracking walkways, sidewalks, etc. If nearby concrete structures are cracking or settling, this is another sign that erosion is happening behind your seawall.

 

  • Broken or cracked seawall caps. Seawall caps go on top of the seawall holding the panels together. If they crack or break, it’s a sign that your seawall is failing.  

 

Why Polyurethane is the Best Choice for Seawall Repair

 

Traditional repair methods involve repairing seawall seams and installing supplemental concrete tie backs, but these can negatively impact yards, landscaping, docks, and pool areas. Not to mention, heavy equipment must be on the property, which can tear up additional landscaping and put businesses out of order.

 

Polyurethane, on the other hand, is a permanent solution to repairing seawalls - with none of the negative effects. It’s lightweight, environmentally safe, fast acting and fast drying. Instead of waiting weeks for your property to be usable, it will be ready within a matter of hours.

 

To recap, the benefits of using polyurethane to repair seawalls are:

 

  • Fills voids and seals cracks and cavities

  • No excavation equipment

  • Quick installation and cure times

  • Lightweight and easy to work with

  • Minimal disruption to properties

  • Environmentally safe

 

Polyurethane Seawall Repair in Mississippi

 

Whether you’re a homeowner living off the coast or a business owner with a waterfront location, Foremost Foundations and Construction can repair your seawall. We are a one-stop shop for commercial and residential seawall repair in Mississippi. We have years of experience in the field and always use the latest technologies and innovations, including polyurethane injections. To schedule a free estimate for your project, contact our seawall repair experts today.

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