What does it cost to build a seawall?

When considering a dock project, google some version of the question:
“What does a seawall cost?”

The FAQs section on The City of Ft. Lauderdale’s website addresses the question as follows: “The City surveyed a number of seawall contractors
in May-June 2016. Seawall contractors quoted $650-$2,000 per linear foot, depending on the depth of the waterway and location of the seawall.
In addition, engineering and permitting services were quoted as $2,000- $5,000 per job…
cost will vary by the type and condition of the seawall in question.”

Cost to Build a Seawall | Jason Nix L.L.C. | Lakeland, FL

What is involved in the cost of a seawall?

There are many variables that go into estimating the cost of a seawall. For example:

Dimensions

Length and height of the wall are needed.

Materials

The materials used to create a seawall can determine the final cost of a seawall.

Soil Conditions

Probing the soil to determine density.

Obstacles

Underwater or underground obstacles (typically fallen trees).

Current Seawall

Current seawall material and condition.

Accessibility

Accessibility of the site for equipment and materials. (Barges will add 30%-40%).

Permits

Every project will need drawings that are sealed by an engineer. Permit costs can vary based on location, and may require more than one permit. Examples of permits you may need include: DEP, USACE, as well as local and county permits. Depending on your location, obtaining the necessary permits can take 1 week to 2 years or more. In Polk County, permits typically take around 30 days for issue.

Our Base Pricing

Cost to Build a Seawall | Jason Nix L.L.C. | Lakeland, FL

Vinyl Walls

$65 per square foot of exposure (L x W x $65),
and come with a 50 year warranty.

Cost to Build a Seawall | Jason Nix L.L.C. | Lakeland, FL

Wood Walls

$55 per square foot of exposure (L x W x $55),
and come with a 10 year warranty.

*Due to the varying heights of seawall in our region, pricing is based on square feet of exposure above firm bottom.

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