Seawall Repair on Lake Oconee and Robin Lake

GCS on Sep 20, 2019 10:28:26 AM

Seawall Repair on Lake Oconee and Robin Lake

Seawall Repair on Lake Oconee and Robin Lake

Lake Oconee and Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens are two of the most significant bodies of water in close proximity to the greater Atlanta area. Do you own or manage property on either of these lakes? If you have a seawall on your property, you may want to check for the following:

  • Settled soil near the wall (a sign of water leaking through the wall and eroding the soil on the land side).
  • Soil deposits near the seams on the water side of the wall (a sign of water leaks bringing soil through the seams into the lake).
  • Visible rust colored cracks or stains in the wall (a sign of water leaking through cracks in the wall and rusting the rebar inside).

These could all be indications that your seawall is leaking and in need of repair.  Polyurethane seawall repair is less expensive and more efficient than tearing out the wall and replacing it completely.

At GCS we use Alchemy-Spetec’s AP Fill 700 high-strength polyurethane foam on our seawall repair jobs.

Proven Strength

Impermeable to water once in place, this foam decreases the likelihood of future erosion versus refilling the void with soil or other material.

Originally developed over 30 years ago, and continuously improved since, this technology has one of the longest histories of success in the field among repair uses of polyurethane foams.

Environmentally Safe

AP Fill 700 has been approved for contact with drinking water (NSF 61-5) by Truesdail Laboratories. While no one will likely be drinking out of the lake water, this extra level of precaution means that the cured resin has no adverse effect on water quality.

Efficient Installation

Results are immediately clear due to the visible exiting of water when the foam is injected.  The foam rapidly sets in less than 10 minutes.  No heavy equipment is needed, as the foam is simply injected through pipes directly into voids and loose soil using a small single component pump.

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Topics: All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Seawall Repair

Seawall Repair on Lakefront Properties

GCS on Aug 23, 2019 10:15:10 AM

Seawall Repair on Lakefront Properties

Seawall Repair on Lakefront PropertiesSigns of Seawall Distress

Do you own or manage lakefront property in Georgia?  If so, you may have issues with your seawalls.  As we point out in our blog post Stabilizing Soil Around Seawalls at Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona, you may want to check for the following:

  • Settled soil near the wall (a sign of water leaking through the wall and eroding the soil on the land side).
  • Soil deposits near the seams on the water side of the wall (a sign of water leaks bringing soil through the seams into the lake).
  • Visible rust colored cracks or stains in the wall (a sign of water leaking through cracks in the wall and rusting the rebar inside). Read more.

Polyurethane Seawall Repair

High-strength polyurethane foam can be injected through pipes directly into voids and loose soil around your distressed seawall. GCS uses semi-rigid hydrophobic material that reacts with moisture in the ground and expands to fill voids while also permeating the soil to form a solid, strong, watertight mass.

Since this polyurethane is impermeable to water once in place, the likelihood of future erosion is vastly diminished versus refilling the void with soil or other material.  Originally developed over 30 years ago, and continuously improved since, this technology has one of the longest histories of success in the field.  

Efficient seawall repair with this material prevents the need for remediation processes that can be harmful to the environment, such as a complete wall replacement or the excavating of all loose soil.  These polyurethanes are Phthalate free AND approved for contact with drinking water once cured in place.  So you don't have to worry any long-term averse environmental impact.

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Stabilizing Soil Around Seawalls at Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona

GCS on Jul 1, 2019 4:58:42 PM

Stabilizing Soil Around Seawalls at Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona

Stabilizing Soil Around Seawalls at Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona

Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona are two of the most significant bodies of water in close proximity to the greater Atlanta area. Do you own or manage property on either of these lakes? If you have a seawall on your property, you may want to check for the following:

  • Settled soil near the wall (a sign of water leaking through the wall and eroding the soil on the land side).
  • Soil deposits near the seams on the water side of the wall (a sign of water leaks bringing soil through the seams into the lake).
  • Visible rust colored cracks or stains in the wall (a sign of water leaking through cracks in the wall and rusting the rebar inside).

These could all be indications that your seawall is leaking and in need of repair.  Polyurethane seawall repair is less expensive and more efficient than tearing out the wall and replacing it completely.

At GCS we use Alchemy-Spetec’s AP Fill 700 high-strength polyurethane foam on our seawall repair jobs.

Proven Strength

Impermeable to water once in place, this foam decreases the likelihood of future erosion versus refilling the void with soil or other material.

Originally developed over 30 years ago, and continuously improved since, this technology has one of the longest histories of success in the field among repair uses of polyurethane foams.

Environmentally Safe

AP Fill 700 has been approved for contact with drinking water (NSF 61-5) by Truesdail Laboratories. While no one will likely be drinking out of the lake water, this extra level of precaution means that the cured resin has no adverse effect on water quality.

Efficient Installation

Results are immediately clear due to the visible exiting of water when the foam is injected.  The foam rapidly sets in less than 10 minutes.  No heavy equipment is needed, as the foam is simply injected through pipes directly into voids and loose soil using a small single component pump.

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Topics: All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Seawall Repair

Coastal Soil Stabilization

GCS on Feb 15, 2019 1:56:25 PM

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coastal-blogHigh winds, heavy rain, tidal changes and large waves can play havoc with your beaches, shorelines and seawalls. GCS can help. We use Alchemy-Spetec soil stabilization resins that can stop erosion of unstable soils and sand. We can stabilize soil in the areas behind seawalls suffering from erosion and settling. We can also lift slabs and raise structures that sink due to erosion.

Don’t wait for potential problems to become worse or serious. Let us offer you lasting solutions with powerful polymers and painless procedures that will give you rapid results! Providing you with peace of mind for your soil stabilization problems is our specialty. Call 678-337-8374 now!

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