Rust stains themselves are not harmful, but their presence may be indicative of other issues your seawall may be experiencing. At the very least, rust indicates a strong likelihood that regular seawall maintenance has been neglected. Rust in the cracks of the seawall surface mean that salt water corrosion has begun to occur. If your seawall is rusty, especially if you’ve recently purchased the property and don’t know the maintenance history of the wall, you should contact a licensed contractor who is experienced in seawall restoration, maintenance, and repair instead of trying to diagnose the problem yourself. Remember that the presence of rust is just a symptom of a variety of possible problems.
Check out these before and after photos of a seawall we recently treated.
If you notice rust on your seawall, call the Seawall Doctors today at 561-367-3302.