Sanford is a city in central Florida, located just north of Orlando. At one time, the area was well known for its citrus crop testing but today, it is known as a safe place to live and a good place to land when you are headed to Disney.

Sanford is also known for its waterways. They border the south shore of Lake Monroe and the north side of the Lake Jesup conservation area. As a result, watersports are a popular pastime in Sanford.

Due to the water in the area, many property owners have seawalls. They beautify the property and keep it safe, but they are not without the possibility of problems. As a result, it’s good to know that you can call on Foundation Professionals of Florida for your seawall repair needs.

The Purpose of Seawalls In Sanford, Florida

Although Sanford is many miles from either the Atlantic or Gulf coasts, the importance of seawalls is not diminished. They are used on any type of waterway, including canals, lakes, rivers, and at the ocean. Seawalls form a barrier between the water and land, keeping the possibility of flooding and erosion to a minimum. If deep water is needed next to the shore for boating or fishing, the seawall helps to maintain it.

Sinkhole Repair and Remediation

Common Signs Of Seawall Failure

It is important for anyone with a seawall to recognize the common signs of seawall failure. When you can recognize the signs, especially early, it gives you a chance to have the seawall repaired before the damage is extensive.

Common signs of seawall failure include:

Cracking or Crumbling Concrete

Concrete may be strong but under pressure, it can easily crack or crumble. This occurs with a seawall when hydrostatic pressure from waterlogged soil pushes against the seawall.

Leaning or Tilting of the Seawall

As the water gets to the soil next to the seawall, the soil can expand. This pushes the seawall into the water, slowly at first but seawall failure is just a matter of time.

Settling Ground Behind the Seawall

Voids can form under the soil due to erosion and other issues. As a result, the ground settles. This requires more than filling the depressions with rocks or coconuts. We inject resin deep into the voids to fill them and stop the soil from sinking.

Water Pooling Behind the Seawall

If you see water pooling behind the seawall, it means the soil is already saturated and the weep holes are not doing their job. It is only a matter of time before the pressure on the seawall causes it to fail.

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How To Repair A Damaged Seawall?

Foundation Professionals of Florida knows how to repair a damaged seawall. We have been doing it in Sanford and elsewhere in Florida for many years. One thing we know about seawall repair is that there is not a one size fits all option for every job.

A damaged seawall can easily be repaired if the problem is identified early. Here are a few repair options:

Targeted Grout Injection

The best way to repair a damaged seawall is by using TGI or Targeted Grout Injection. This is done by injecting polyurethane resin to prevent leaks and fill underground voids.

Prime Resin Products

Prime Resin products are non-reactive and harmless. These products are certified for use by ANSI/NSF and are typically used to fill underground voids.

Seawall Underpinning

This process involves inserting helical piers into the ground behind the seawall until it reaches stable soil. At that point, they can be used to straighten and stabilize the seawall.

Seawall Drainage

Drainage systems can be installed behind the seawall to prevent water from pooling and eroding the soil. Weepholes are sometimes installed or repaired. Other options include drain tiles and a French drain.

Seawall Reinforcing

Seawalls can be reinforced using methods such as steel rods, fiber-reinforced polymers, or geosynthetic materials. These materials can be used to increase the strength and stability of the seawall and can be incorporated into new construction or used to retrofit existing seawalls.

Benefits of Seawall Repair In Sanford, Florida

Our customers in Sanford have the benefit of experiencing both the quickly seen and the long-term benefits of seawall repair. These benefits include the following:

Protection against coastal flooding

A properly maintained and repaired seawall can protect against coastal flooding by preventing waves and storm surges from washing over the land.

Preservation of property values

Seawall repair can help preserve property values by protecting homes, businesses, and infrastructure from damage

Prevention of erosion

A seawall can prevent erosion by reducing the impact of waves on the shoreline and protecting the soil behind the seawall.

Preservation of natural habitats

Seawall repair can also help preserve natural habitats by protecting coastal ecosystems from damage and erosion.

Maintenance of infrastructure

Seawall repair can help maintain the infrastructure of coastal communities by reducing the risk of damage and preserving the functionality of vital structures.

Foundation Professionals of Florida – Featured Services

You now know a lot about our seawall repair services. What you may not know is that we offer many other services as well. Many of these services can work hand in hand with seawall repair to further enhance your property.

Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair

We repair damaged foundations by using techniques such as compaction or permeation grouting, helical piers, steel push piers, wall anchors, and helical tiebacks, as well as carbon fiber repair.

Crawl space encapsulation

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Your home’s crawl space must be in the best shape to make it stay strong and last long. If not maintained properly, the crawl space can be home to pests, mold, moisture, and mildew.


Sinkhole Repair and Remediation

If a sinkhole is spotted before it causes significant damage, we can take steps to stabilize the soil around the area and prevent future problems.

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing

Basements are not designed to be wet, as exposure to water can cause damage. Contact us if you need basement waterproofing services.

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Slab Lifting and Leveling

We can lift and level your slab by using our precision lift process. Slabs can be stabilized by injecting structural polyurethane foam into the voids beneath your concrete slabs.

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Structural Crack Repair

This process involves cleaning the crack, preparing the surface, injecting the material, and allowing it to cure. The choice of repair material depends on the size and type of crack, as well as the location and function of the structure.

Why Choose Foundation Professionals of Florida as Your Seawall Repair Specialist?

You need someone you can trust when taking on the task of seawall repair. That is where we come in. At Foundation Professionals of Florida, we have been helping property owners to fix seawall problems for many years. We have the equipment and the experience to get the job done right.