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Seawall Doctors- Why do I Need to Install a New Seawall?

Over time, seawalls age and deteriorate. This is caused by waves striking the concrete slabs, severe weather, heating and cooling cycles in the concrete, and more. The important factor is that a seawall needs to be renovated when it begins to show signs of wear. Increased Home Value Living on a coastal or waterfront property in Florida […]

Seawall Doctors- What are the Best Materials to Use When Building a Seawall?

Building a seawall is a great way to protect and enhance your waterfront property. Seawalls prevent erosion, control waves, and have the added bonus of increasing property value. There are several seawall materials available, each one suitable for different conditions and applications. Consultation is Important No single material is perfect for every seawall. Before you begin […]

Seawall Doctors- How to Prevent Dangerous Seafront Erosion

As beautiful and majestic as nature can be, there are times when we must protect ourselves against the uncertainties and dangers it presents; this is particularly true for those who live along the gulf coast. The gulf coast shores of Florida are some of the most unpredictable places on earth, yet it is a captivating […]

Seawall Doctors- Seawall Maintenance and Inspections

When purchasing a waterfront property with a seawall, you should hire a professional seawall inspector to evaluate the present condition. The seawall is an expensive and necessary part of your property and provides an important protective barrier that is most often ignored. If you own a property with a seawall, when was the last time […]

Seawall Doctors- 5 tips on How to Maintain Your Dock in the South Florida Summer Heat

A boat dock requires regular maintenance to stay in the best shape and avoid damage over time. The South Florida heat can take a toll on any boat dock, wood docks especially, but you can protect it through all types of weather with the helpful tips below. Seal Wooden Docks Treated lumber is the best type of […]

Seawall Doctors- Best Materials and Brands for Your Florida Dock

When building your Florida dock project, the following materials below work best due to their ability to withstand moisture and the Florida hot sun. These materials are wood or composite decking. Each of these options has benefits worth considering. Pressure Treated Wood Pressure treated lumber is a great choice for docks because it’s durable and […]

Seawall Doctors- Soil Stabilization

Soils can become unstable due to Gravitational effects on loose granular type soils causing movement and creating voids in between particles. Clay type soils can expand and shrink due to climatic changes causing the soil to swell and shrink causing movement. Buried Organic matter in the underlying soil will decay over time leaving voids that […]

Seawall Doctors- The Causes of Unstable Soil

Unstable soil can be defined as soil that will not stay in place on its own, and therefore requires extra support. It should be noted that unstable soil can threaten the stability, security, and safety of infrastructure and can damage, degrade, and even destroy a number of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and roads. There […]

Seawall Doctors- Stop Seawall Erosion

When it comes to seawalls, there is a lot more to learn than meets the eye. A seawall is like a living, breathing thing: especially in the way that they are designed to function. But like all living breathing things, they have a finite lifespan. For many of them, it’s a mere 20 – 30 […]

Seawall Doctors- Concrete Crack Repairs

Cracks Are THE Eternal Problem Of Concrete… To begin with thin surface cracks, also called plastic shrinkage cracks, it is important to know these really can not be repaired and the only reason to do anything is aesthetics as they don’t affect the concrete’s performance. To alleviate appearance of the plastic shrinkage cracks, a thin […]