Guide To Seawalls


BEAM & ANCHOR SYSTEM WITH CAP & ANCHOR

DESCRIPTION:
This repair system is the same as a normal beam and anchor system, but is used in cases where a new cap and anchors are also required.  The existing cap is removed after the beam and anchor system is in place.  Then a new cap is installed with new anchors.  In most cases the new cap utilizes the same anchor block as the new beam system.

PROS:
This system covers the most common problems, and any future work should not be expected for 20 years or more.

CONS:
The repair cost on this system is close to the cost for a new seawall.  If the funds are available, it is recommended that a new seawall in front of the existing seawall be installed.

GUIDELINES:
Follow the same guidelines as a new beam and anchor system.

The new beam and new cap anchors are normally installed in the same concrete anchor block.

The existing seawall should have adequate penetration into the ground.

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