Weathering life on the water in the Sunshine State

While Florida’s climate is often ideal for outdoor activities and adventures, it can be harsh on construction, particularly along the many waterways of the Sunshine State. Living on the water can be a dream come true, but if you don’t take the necessary precautions, it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Using a knowledgeable, reputable construction company to protect your land from erosion or to extend your living space out over the water is key.


Using the proper method, techniques, and materials to stabilize your waterfront property against erosion is critical. One popular method for this is the installation of rip rap, which consists of rocks or plants that mimic nature along the shoreline. Another is by building a seawall. Seawalls, a vertical wall along the water’s edge intended to prevent the soil from being washed away by water, create a barrier between the water and land.  Florida’s vulnerability to hurricanes makes well-constructed seawalls especially vital. Storm surge, rough waves, and rising water levels can all devastate a poorly protected property.


Waterfront construction doesn’t just have to be only about protection, though. Docks provide an fun way to enjoy the water, for swimming, boating, or just relaxing. Size, placement, and height above water of a dock will all depend on its intended use. Selecting the right location is key to ensuring ease of access from both the water and land. Most importantly, you want a dock built with durable materials and expert design that will survive the water and the sun for years of well-built fun.

The most important part of building a seawall, dock, or other waterfront construction is finding professionals who have the experience and knowledge to get the job done right. Call L.H. Tanner Construction for all your waterfront construction needs. We have the knowledge and experience to make your waterfront property functional and fun for many years to come!

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