Seawalls

Rip Rap, Wooden And Vertical Block Seawalls

Erosion is not something you can reverse, nor is it something you should ignore. Lake level changes, erosion, flooding and storms batter your shoreline. Your property shrinks as the land that you have invested your hard earned money in, slowly floats out to sea. All this can be avoided through the construction of a seawall. Lyfe Marine builds and repairs lakefront seawalls on private and commercial property.
All this can be avoided through the construction of a seawall. Lyfe Marine builds and repairs lakefront seawalls on private and commercial property.
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Construction

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Rip Rap

Rip Rap shoreline stabilization is the most common form of shoreline stabilization as it’s the cheapest, most conducive to preserving local ecosystems, and is prefered by Duke Energy (thus making the permit process easier).

Depending on your property, we will either install by land or water. While putting in your rip rap seawall from land is cheaper, it is not always possible due factors such as the slope of the land, level of erosion, and surrounding wildlife or property.

While a class ‘B’ rock is the most common form of rip rap rock used in the Catawba Lake chain, other options available to you are various types of river rocks and boulders.

Vertical Wall

Vertical Seawalls are created perpendicular to the water. These are great for highly exposed property near rough waters, or those that are frequently faced with storms, as they directly deflect waves. However, these can be built when shoreline walls are over 3 feet in height.

Wow Marine used engineered blocks such as Keystone or Allen blocks to create a manicured, clean look. These must be done with tie-backs in order to be safe and secure which is why we always recommend hiring a professional company, such as ours, to complete vertical walls.

Wooden Seawalls are also an option and can be either vertical or horizontal.

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Does Your Seawall need a repair?

Depending on how your seawall was built, you may find yourself in need of a repair. Wooden seawalls may have rotted due to damp, concrete may have begun to crack, and steel or aluminum may have rusted.

Avoiding repairs to your seawall can open your property to a whole host of problems such as collapsing walls, flooding, and personal safety issues.

Contact us to have one of our experts assess your seawall for repairs before additional costs are accrued.

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