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Retaining wall – seawall construction

1If you live on an elevated beach lot and your lot has considerably eroded due to rains and the high tide, a seawall is essential especially if your house is very close to the edge of your elevated lot… After considerable rains and the constant battering of the waves during high tide, you might expect to find your house falling to the edge of a cliff…

A protective wall also known as a retaining wall or more commonly called as a seawall is essential. The seawall protects your lot from further erosion and protects your home from destruction.2

Your seawall have to span long enough to protect your lot and your house. A well designed and well budgeted seawall should last up to 20-30 years before it requires minor maintenance works. If a building is expected to last up to 3 decades, a constantly battered seawall should also last 2-3 decades before repairs become necessary. After that period, you don’t have to replace the entire seawall, but you just need to do some restoration or rehabilitation…

3A well versed architect should be able to design your seawall to fit your budget. Your architect will provide you with options on the best seawall design to fit your budget. Your budget will dictate the kind of materials and methodology in building your seawall and a good architect will be able to design it tough enough to last 2-3 decades depending on your budget range…

Here are a few common designs of seawalls for any type of budget…