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Shorline Restoration in CT – Building a Sea Wall

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In Connecticut a problem exists where homes and buildings suffer from erosion and damage due to being near the shore. Shoreline erosion is a common problem that exists in our state and it would seem that there isn’t much that can be done about it. However, shoreline restoration services exist which can help restore a structure and also prevent further erosion and damage. These services aren’t cheap by any means, but neither is losing your building or home. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the things that are done to prevent erosion and damage, and those things which restore the damage that’s already been done.

Structural Damage from Shoreline Erosion

Shoreline damage is most commonly noticed in the foundation of a structure, but it can often times be observed outside of the structure. Salt and minerals contained in the water can be very corrosive and grind away at the structure. This is one of the most common ways that a home or business can be damaged by being near the water.

Another unfortunate factor can be bacteria that exists in the water that builds up and begins to eat away at the structure over time. This can easily be handled by regular cleaning, however if left unnoticed it can cause damage over time (please note that the amount of time it takes can significantly differ based on the quality and cleanliness of the water in your area).

The combination of corrosive minerals and bacteria will really wear away at your structure. Water in itself can be very damaging to your structure as well. If left exposed to water for a long enough period of time, you can expect that mold will build up and that can also be a significant factor in your health and the health of your home or property.

Prevent Shoreline Damage

One of the best ways to prevent damage from occurring to your home or property is to building a sea wall so that you can prevent an overflow of water from hurting your property. A properly built sea wall will act as a barrier between your property and the water which ensures that you will not be incurring damage. Sea Walls also tend to last for a very long time (depending on the material used to build the sea wall).

This is a very important step to keep in mind when building anything in Connecticut. If you intend to start a business and you’ve found some great land on the shore, don’t forget to build a sea wall. This could save you a fortune in repairs over time and it will preserve your structure. Your business and your property are some of your greatest assets. The value of that property will greatly increase by having a sea wall with it.

When JC Merritt works on a shoreline restoration project, they work closely with the DEP to ensure that everything is done properly and according to the standards of the state of Connecticut. Make sure that when you hire a contractor to take care of your shoreline restoration, they’re fully licensed and work with the appropriate organizations needed to execute such a project. The last thing you want is to spend thousands of dollars only to find out that everything needs to be torn down.