Understanding Seawalls

To accurately plan your seawall, you need to understand that a retaining wall or seawall is a near vertical structure with varying degrees of loading or pressure being applied to one side (back or land side) of the seawall constantly trying to move the seawall forward or turn it over. In the case of concrete or hard structure seawalls, these pressures are sustained by the use of a wide concrete footing and/or the use of tie backs or cables connecting the seawall structure to a stable area behind the seawall (referred to as “dead-men”). When installed properly, these walls serve well as a permanent structure.

At Pelican Rock, we carry the type of rocks needed to build a durable Sea Wall.  Give us a call today to learn more.

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