Outdoor living is a way of life for many who live in Winter Park. Even though it is not on the Florida coast, there are plenty of lakes and other waterways that make water sports a regular pastime.

Seawalls help protect both the land and the water in Winter Park. When those seawalls have problems, you can count on the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida to be there with the solution.

The Purpose Of Seawalls In Winter Park, Florida

Seawalls help to maintain everything on both sides of the wall, including the land and the water. It is important to keep the soil dry by the wall or pressure can build up and cause the wall to buckle. Wet soil can also lead to sinkholes. Any structures near the seawall benefit as well.

One purpose of the seawall that is also overlooked is that it helps to protect the water. Some seawalls maintain the depth of the water, allowing for activities, such as boating and swimming.

Sinkhole Repair and Remediation

Common Signs Of Seawall Failure

A seawall doesn’t typically collapse all at once. It will take time as the wear and tear of hydrostatic pressure and the action of the waves will cause gradual problems that could eventually lead to seawall failure. Recognizing the possible signs can help you to get help before it is too late.

Rust Stains

When rust stains begin to appear, it is a common sign that the seawall is deteriorating. The rust typically comes from the rebar embedded in the concrete. Cracks in the concrete can expose the rebar to water and allow it to rust.

Holes next to the Seawall

The soil next to the wall should stay dry, thanks to weep holes. If it gets wet and can’t drain, then holes can form when it dries. Holes can also appear due to improper construction and backfill.

Blocked Weep Holes

Weep holes work by allowing water to drain from the soil and preventing water from moving in the opposite direction. Weep holes should be cleaned regularly and if they get blocked, pressure can build up and cause the wall to buckle.

Seawall Bowing or Leaning

Seawalls are designed and built to withstand a significant amount of pressure. When the soil gets wet, that pressure may be too great to handle. It could cause the seawall to bow and lean gradually and could lead to seawall failure.

How To Repair A Damaged Seawall

A few DIY options are available for a failing seawall but they are not often enough to actually fix the problem. At best, they will offer cosmetic repairs but the damage will continue until you get professional help.

Foundation Professionals of Florida will come to your property and inspect the seawall. We can then come up with a plan that will repair and stabilize the seawall so it will continue to protect the property for years to come.

Benefits of Seawall Repair In Winter Park, Florida

There are many reasons you should consider having your seawall repaired as soon as you see the signs of seawall problems. Doing so will help to protect your investment in the wall and will often save you money, as waiting to repair the seawall will usually result in more complex issues.

Repairing the seawall will also protect the land and the water near the wall from erosion and further issues. Any nearby structures are also protected from foundation failure due to the pressure of wet soil pressing against the foundation walls.

Foundation Professionals of Florida – Featured Services

We are known for the quality service that we offer to our neighbors in Winter Park but that service is much more than just seawall repair. Our foundation experts also offer the following services that will benefit you and your property.

Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair

We have a number of options available for foundation repair, depending on the issue that is being resolved. It could include permeation grouting if the foundation is settling, wall anchors if the walls are leaning or buckling, and underpinning to stabilize and lift the foundation.


Sinkhole Repair and Remediation

Sinkholes are a common problem in Florida but they don’t have to be a large sinkhole to cause problems. Even small sinkholes can affect your foundation, seawall, or retaining wall. We offer sinkhole repair and remediation services to our neighbors in Winter Park to resolve any issues that arise.

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing

High moisture levels and water damage are common with basements but they don’t have to be a problem with your home. We offer both interior and exterior basement waterproofing to keep the basement dry and prevent the issues associated with allowing water to get into the basement.

Crawl space encapsulation

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl space encapsulation is a multi-step process. First, any repairs are made to the structure, and gaps or holes are filled. We replace damp or damaged insulation and can insulate exposed pipes and ducts. The walls and floors are then wrapped with a thick layer of polyurethane sheeting and we finish up with the installation of a dehumidifier.

concrete slab

Slab Lifting and Leveling

When a concrete slab sinks, it can lead to cracking or tripping hazards. As long as the slab isn’t severely damaged, we can lift it using helical slab brackets or by injecting polyurethane foam under the slab.

stairstep cracks in block wall

Structural Crack Repair

When structural cracks appear, it is important to fix the issue. This involves more than just filling the crack, it also involves resolving the issue that is causing it to crack. This could include underpinning or wall anchors. After the issue is fixed, we can fill the crack with epoxy injections.

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

Foundation Professionals of Florida has been helping people in Winter Park and throughout Florida with seawall repair for many years. We have a team of dedicated experts who know how to repair your seawall and will do it in a way that will be as good as new. Contact us today for more information.