Rockaway Foreman Brett shares one example of bulkhead shoreline stabilization and coastal erosion control at the Mulligan residence along an estuary of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.
Wave action is less of a concern along this tributary than if built on the Atlantic Ocean. However, with recent heavy rains and higher-than-average tides associated with the full moon salt water had been passing over the bulkhead and into the landscape.
These tidal actions wash debris into the landscape, damage the turf, erode the soil, and risk undermining the structural integrity of the bulkhead. To reduce the damage the paver caps were removed and additional pavers were cut to fit and added for increased bulkhead wall elevation.
The final step is to glue the paver caps back in place. Eventually, the wooden bulkhead will need to be replaced at which time it could be done with higher elevation and other construction materials such as steel, aluminum, and concrete.
If your waterfront property needs improved shoreline stabilization and erosion control contact Rockaway to schedule a design consultation to consider your options.