The Process of Making Seawall Panels
The first step in making a seawall panel is to make the steel mat. Once the steel mat is constructed and tied together it is placed in a form. The form helps keep the shape of the panel, until the concrete sets. A utility chair is used to center the steel mat in the center panel, otherwise, it would sink to the bottom of the form decreasing its effectiveness.
Next, concrete is poured into the seawall form and smoothed out. Finally, PVC pipes are inserted to make the weep holes. Like most products manufactured, seawalls panels are stamped with the date they were manufactured. Seawalls are designed to last for many years. A property may change hands multiple times before the seawall needs repairing or replaced. The manufactured date makes it possible to know the age of the panel no matter how many times ownership has changed.
Once the seawall is finished, it must set for at least 14 days. This period of time is necessary to allow the concrete to set and cure. Allowing it properly cure allows the panel to reach its maximum strength.
Only the Best
Even though it seems like a long process just to create one panel, think of the service that seawalls provide. They must be strong because they endure harsh elements. When installing your seawall, you want to make sure you use only the most well-constructed panels installed by seawall installation experts. Duncan Seawall has years of experience and offers professional installation of both residential and commercial seawalls using only the highest-quality seawall panels available.