Moving into a waterfront property is an exciting prospect, but living in that property comes with maintenance concerns that you might not be expecting. At Renegar Construction, we want to help you keep your property in the best possible condition so that you can continue to enjoy it for years to come, and we have the right knowledge and experience to help you do that. In this article, we’ll be covering one essential aspect of protecting and maintaining a waterfront property: seawalls.
- Purpose- Seawalls serve two purposes: first, they act as a retaining wall that keeps your soil from falling into the water and prevents your yard from eroding away; second, they act as a barrier against the water, protecting your home and yard from heavy waves and the erosion they cause.
- Materials- Seawalls can be made from a number of different materials, such as wood, steel, aluminum, concrete, or even vinyl. Which material is best will vary depending on your specific needs. These needs include how much maintenance you are prepared to commit to–we at Renegar Construction recommend metal, vinyl, or concrete for those who don’t want to have to keep up with a lot of maintenance, while wood is better suited to those who want a classic look and are willing to put in the work to keep it properly treated.
- Permit Laws- The last thing that we want you to know about seawalls is that because they can significantly impact the local environment, the laws that govern their construction tend to be strict. Fortunately, our team at Renegar Construction is familiar with all the local codes concerning seawalls, and we can deftly navigate the permit process to get you the results you’re looking for.