A seawall shields your waterfront property from erosion and flooding. The issue is that seawall leakage may not initially be visible, and heavy rain worsens this issue leading to the loss of the seawall’s structural integrity. Therefore, it’s essential to know how to detect leaks early enough and seek seawall maintenance services to ensure it’s secure and undamaged.
Ensuring your weep openings in the barrier are clean and free of debris is essential to prevent leakage.
A weep hole is a tiny opening that lets water escape behind the barrier to balance the pressure. These holes can eventually fill up with debris; therefore, you need to ensure the weep holes are unobstructed to relieve the water’s hydrostatic pressure from beneath the seawall and avert cracking and crumbling that may lead to water leaks.
The roots of plants and trees can creep inside your seawall, causing cracks as they look for moisture. When waves strike the barrier, these fissures weaken and make it hazardous. Therefore, your lawn mustn’t be trimmed at the seawall when you mow it. The grass should not rise above the seawall’s top but should remain level with it. It will prevent water from draining behind the seawall and help it flow over the top of the seawall cap.