An Inspection Will Determine the Lifespan of Your Sea Wall

Do you own waterfront property in Miami-Dade County in Florida? You may not realize that most of the original sea walls in the county were built 50-60 years ago and are reaching the end of their serviceable life. Evolve Property Inspections specializes in sea wall inspections to help you determine approximately how much time you have left before you need to have yours replaced. Let’s discuss everything you could learn from a sea wall inspection.

Sea Wall Inspection

What Will a Sea Wall Inspection Tell You?

At the conclusion of your inspection, the inspector should be able to tell you what condition your sea wall is in. The condition is partially determined by how well it’s been maintained over the years. They will also tell you if there’s any damage and whether or not it’s repairable. Perhaps most importantly, you will learn an estimation of your sea wall’s age and serviceable life that is left.

What Could Be Wrong With Your Sea Wall?

Our third-party team will assess your sea wall or other near-water structure to determine the elevation, grading, soil properties, depth, materials, exposure to hydraulic pressure and levels, stability, and condition. A diver’s expertise will help uncover any potential hidden problems, many of which are only visible underwater. The diver will look for signs of erosion, missing footers, and cracks beneath the surface. We will recommend the required repairs once we evaluate the sea wall’s condition.

What If You Need a New Sea Wall?

Fortunately, many advancements have been made over the years in the type of materials used to construct sea walls. These improvements have extended the expected lifespan of sea walls so that you won’t have to worry about replacing them again. Once a professional company constructs your new sea wall, it should last for 70-80 years.

Request a Quote for Your Inspection

A sea wall inspection should be part of your annual maintenance routine to identify any areas needing attention that you can address while they are still manageable. Evolve Property Inspections offers other crucial inspections, such as pool and spa inspections, termite inspections, and wind mitigation inspections. Contact us at (305) 506-8969 to request a quote or schedule your sea wall inspection. We serve residents in Miami-Dade County and the nearby Kendall, Pinecrest, and Coral Gables areas.