Seawalls are a common and familiar sight to many communities. They are needed to protect homes from flooding, beach erosion, and storm surge during certain weather conditions when waves get high. These seawalls can also be used for aesthetic purposes and in some cases, as part of a home's overall development plan.
The purpose of a seawall installation is to slow down the flow of water, which in turn causes the water to dissipate more slowly over the stones. This allows sand, gravel, and stones to be picked up by the waves and transported away from the coastline instead of being deposited on it. In addition, a seawall can help protect property along the shoreline from flooding.
There are many benefits to building a seawall, including:
-Reduced erosion along the coastline
-Protection from coastal flooding
-Prevention of beach renourishment projects
A seawall is an artificial barrier constructed along a shoreline to prevent erosion and protect against coastal flooding. Seawalls typically consist of a layer of sand, gravel, stones, or concrete placed on a foundation of boulders or bedrock. They are typically between 12 and 25 feet (3 and 7 meters) high and up to 100 feet (30 meters) wide.
Additionally, seawalls can improve the look of a coastline and protect it from erosion. They can also create a barrier against waves and currents, which can reduce flooding and keep property safe.