Erosion Control

Common Erosion Solutions

Retaining Walls / Sea Walls

There are many types of retaining walls. In the Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough County area we install 3 types:Concrete, Sheet Pile, or Boulders (Rip Rap).

  • Rip Rap Concrete
    80lb bags of specially mixed cement, carefully placed to create a wall. Secured with rebar and tie backs. When complete, provides a beautiful natural wall with a life expectancy of over 40 years.
  • Sheet Pile Walls
    Often seen along tidal water ways. Sheet Pile is driven and/or jetted into the ground and secured with tie back anchors. Wood and concrete are commonly used as caps on top of the wall.
  • Boulders (Rip Rap)
    Another type of retaining wall used in tidal areas is limestone boulders. The boulders are set in place to create a barrier between land and water.
  • Gabeons
    Cages filled with stone then placed to create a retaining wall. Often used along rivers, streams, and banks.
  • Geo Mat
    A mat placed on hillsides, banks, and swale inclines to stabilize the ground and prevent erosion.
  • Swales
    A groove or recessed area excavated into the ground. We design and install swales to guide water to an acceptable location.
  • Spillway (Flume)
    A poured-in-place concrete swale or recessed area to guide water to an acceptable location without eroding a hillside, incline, or pond bank.

We construct our walls using our proven, time-tested designs. You will be provided drawings for your specific project and photos of similar walls.

Rip Rap Boulders (before)

Rip Rap Boulders (before)

Rip Rap Boulders (after)

Rip Rap Boulders (after)

Retaining Wall overview

Retaining Wall overview

Retaining Wall construction

Retaining Wall construction

Retaining Wall construction (2)

Retaining Wall construction (2)

Retaining Wall - during

Retaining Wall – during

Retaining Wall - Completed

Retaining Wall – Completed

Retaining Wall - before

Retaining Wall – before

Retaining Wall - Before Construction

Retaining Wall – Before Construction

Retaining Wall - After

Retaining Wall – After

Erosion Prevention Rip-Rap Wall (Before)

Erosion Prevention Rip-Rap Wall (Before)

Rip-Rap Wall (Before Construction)

Rip-Rap Wall (Before Construction)

Rip-Rap Wall (After Construction)

Rip-Rap Wall (After Construction)

Erosion Prevention Rip-Rap Wall (After)

Erosion Prevention Rip-Rap Wall (After)