If you live along Lake Erie, you know how powerful a storm can be. While you likely have storm protection for your windows and doors, it’s important to also remember your break wall (also known as a seawall).
Sure, the whole point of a break wall is to protect your home and land from powerful waves and flooding. However, the high-impact energy derived from the waves can make your break wall susceptible to falling and/or cracking. Here’s what you should do before and after a Lake Erie storm.
ONGOING BREAK WALL MAINTENANCE
Taking into consideration the power of a Lake Erie storm, you may find yourself replacing your break wall more often than you’d like. Rather than replacement, a more cost-effective solution is to take ongoing preventative measures against storms and water surges.
With poly leveling, a regularly maintained break wall should last about 40 to 60 years. This process utilizes an eco-friendly polyurethane foam injected into the concrete to form a water-resistant seal. This will:
- Displace standing water.
- Fill voids.
- Fill cracks.
- Regenerate a water tight barrier.
REPAIR AFTER A LAKE ERIE STORM
After a storm, you may notice visible damage to your break wall like cracks, pieces broken off the cap, or leaning concrete slabs. Your property may even lose soil behind the wall. There’s only small window of time for repair, so you’ll want to call Mr. Level right away.
PROTECT YOUR LAKE ERIE BREAK WALL
Replacing your break wall is costly and time-consuming. However, with Mr. Level’s seawall repair services, ongoing maintenance can be completed in a single day and increase the lifetime for your break wall for a more cost-effective price. Contact Mr. Level today to see how we can reinforce your break wall.