Winter Garden is a city of some 47,000 residents, located on the SouthEast shore of Lake Apopka. It is also located only 14 miles to the west of Orlando. Residents enjoy easy access to the parks and many things to do, which includes countless activities on the water.

Like many areas in Florida, Winter Garden relies on its seawalls to protect its properties and structures near the water. When problems happen with the seawalls, they know they can contact Foundation Professionals of Florida for assistance and repairs.

The Purpose Of Seawalls In Winter Garden, Florida

Seawalls are a functional part of any property that borders on water. They protect the land from being eroded away into the water. Seawalls help to maintain the property, which is a valuable resource.

The water that borders your property is also a valuable asset and seawalls help to protect the depth of the water and the waterline. These are just a few of the benefits that seawalls provide for our neighbors in Winter Garden.

Sinkhole Repair and Remediation

Common Signs Of Seawall Failure

Seawalls can experience damage over years of neglect. Small problems with the seawall can add up to larger problems and before you know it, the seawall has failed.

Recognizing the common signs of seawall failure gives you the opportunity to take action before the problems are advanced. Watch for one or more of these issues.

Rust Stains

The rebar inside of a concrete seawall can rust if water gets to it. Even hidden cracks can allow the rust to form and you may see rust stains as one of the symptoms of seawall failure.

Seawall Deterioration

The action of the waves against the wall and pressure from wet soil against the wall can cause the deterioration of the seawall over time.

Seawall Bowing or Leaning

Hydrostatic pressure from wet soil pushing against the seawall can cause it to lean or bow. This doesn’t typically happen all at once. It happens gradually and can eventually lead to total seawall failure.

Cracks in the Wall

Cracks can appear in any wall but when they are large or if they continue to expand, they are a common sign of seawall failure. Cracks in the seawall cap can also be a sign of bigger problems with the seawall.

Seawall injection

How To Repair A Damaged Seawall

Seawall upkeep can sometimes be done by the homeowner but repairing a damaged seawall should only be done by the seawall experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida
We start by inspecting the seawall. This allows us to come up with a plan for repair, which we share with the property owner. Repairing a damaged seawall can include deep grout injections, void filling, helical anchors, and crack repair.

Benefits of Seawall Repair In Winter Garden, Florida

When a seawall fails, it can cause a loss of property and could even result in damage to nearby structures. Repairing the seawall has the primary benefit of extending the life of the seawall and avoiding the problems that could occur. Fixing it when you first notice the problem can also save you money because seawall failure is progressive.

Foundation Professionals of Florida – Featured Services

We offer a wide variety of services, including seawall repair. These services help Florida residents with many problems that can affect their homes and properties. The following are a few of our featured services.

Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair

Foundations in the Winter Garden area are susceptible to many problems, including wet soil, sinkholes, and even poor prep on the building site. Once the foundation starts sinking, it can cause a host of problems. We offer a variety of foundation repair options, including underpinning, polyurethane foam injections, and structural crack repair.


Sinkhole Repair and Remediation

Even a small sinkhole can cause foundation problems. Larger sinkholes can be a catastrophic problem. We can stabilize the soil when sinkholes first appear with deep grout injections. Larger sinkholes can be fixed and the surrounding ground voids can be filled.

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing

Water is a common problem with basements in Florida, but it should never be considered a normal issue. Many homeowners have turned their damp basements into a dry, usable part of the home using our basement waterproofing services. They include basement wall membranes, water drainage systems, and sump pumps.

Crawl space encapsulation

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl spaces are prone to many problems, including mold, pest infestation, high humidity, and foundation failure. We can fix those issues and more by wrapping the walls and floor with a thick layer of polyurethane sheeting. Repairs are made and the insulation is replaced. A dehumidifier can then be installed, leaving you with a clean, dry crawl space.

concrete slab

Slab Lifting and Leveling

Concrete is one of the heaviest building materials and a concrete slab needs a solid foundation. When the soil under the slab can no longer support it due to poor drainage, nearby roots, or incompetent soil, the problem can be corrected. As long as the slab is not severely damaged, we can lift it using polyurethane foam injections. The slab lifts as the foam expands.

stairstep cracks in block wall

Structural Crack Repair

Small cracks are common but structural cracks are a big problem. They can appear as stairstep cracks or cracks that expand over time. We can repair these cracks using carbon fiber straps to strengthen the area and epoxy injections to seal the cracks permanently. In more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary to strengthen or lift the foundation.

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

It is important to choose the right professional to handle your seawall repair. It is not something to trust to a handyman, you need our foundation specialists on the job. We offer the local knowledge and expertise necessary to get the job done right.

Contact us today for more information. We help with seawall repair in Winter Garden and throughout the state of Florida