Oceans are Rising Faster than Ever

Sea levels are climbing more rapidly than they have in almost 3,000 years. The 20th_century rise was faster than any of the previous 27 centuries. Global temperatures have jumped 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit since the 19th century, thus melting the polar ice caps enough to cause an overall sea level rise of 5.5 inches – more along the U.S. East Coast. That increase has already led to frequent coastal flooding in Florida and other states. Sea levels could rise as much as 4 feet by 2100, forcing the abandonment of ma~y coastal communities.

The average ocean level in Florida is rising at a rate of approximately one inch per year. The average ocean levels have risen almost a foot in the last 100 years.

Rise in sea levels puts additional stress on sea walls causing accelerated deterioration of the structures. The sea walls that were designed 10 years earlier or more were not designed for the additional pressure placed on the sea walls from higher sea levels. The rise in sea levels makes preventive maintenance on seawalls important. Routine maintenance on sea walls can lengthen the life of the structures and help prevent costly replacement.

Some of the signs of sea wall problems are a loss of soil or soil subsidence, cracking, sinking or tilting of your seawall which indicates that it is highly recommended the seawall be repaired.

Premier Environmental Solutions provides an economical feasible repair using targeted grout injection with a polyurethane resin to stop leaks and fill underground voids. This type of repair is very cost effective and extends life of the structure.