At St. Pete Dock and Seawall, we offer seawall construction services for St. Petersburg property owners who want to protect their shoreline. Shoreline erosion is a serious problem and left untreated, can lead to flooding, property damage, pollution, and more.
Types of Seawalls
The most common types of seawalls found in the Tampa Bay area include vertical, curved, and mound.
- Vertical. As the name suggests, vertical walls are high walls erected to dissipate wave energy and prevent erosion. These are the easiest to construct, but they require maintenance because of the damage they incur.
- Curved. Curved walls follow the shoreline and disperse wave energy. These are more complicated to build, but the curved nature of the wall redirects energy and reduces turbulence. The curved lip also prevents waves from crashing over the top of the wall.
- Mound. Mound walls rely on natural materials like rocks or sandbags to build up a barrier, reducing erosion. These walls are low-cost and are excellent for temporary situations like hurricanes, but they also have a shorter life expectancy than permanent structures.
If you are not sure which type of seawall is best for your property, consult with St. Pete Dock and Seawall. Our professional engineers and building crew will evaluate your property, discuss your concerns, and come up with a plan to protect your land from harsh erosion.
Seawall Construction Materials
After you decide the style of wall you want, you have to decide what materials you want to construct it with. Most clients in the Tampa Bay area choose vinyl and concrete, but the full list of options includes:
- Concrete Filled Vinyl
A St. Pete Dock and Seawall specialist can walk you through the advantages and disadvantages of each material, helping you choose the best option for your needs.
Choose St. Pete Dock and Seawall for Seawall Construction
For professional marine construction services in the St. Petersburg area, trust the experts at St. Pete Dock and Seawall. We specialize in seawall construction, repair, maintenance, and more. Give us a call (727) 240-0819 at or contact us online!