HILLMAN ENGINEERING HAS MORE THAN TWO DECADES OF EXPERIENCE
Seawalls are critical to the asset value and safety of many waterfront properties. Their evaluation and maintenance are critical and often required by the building officials to be repaired and upgraded. Hillman Engineering has more than two decades of experience inspecting, designing, and reconditioning seawalls within the South Florida region.
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Seawalls are a fact of life for those who live along our many waterways here in South Florida. Residential and commercial property owners depend on the seawall to protect their property from water damage, especially surges and tidal fluctuation. The constant variation of the water levels and thrashing of the wall by brutal conditions can cause unsightly cracks and pitted surfaces to total failure. Once damage has become visible, there is a limited amount of time to repair the seawall without additional damage. In some extreme cases, the entire seawall may need to be replaced. Implementing routine inspections every 5 to 7 years can ease the risk of total failure.
Seawalls are designed to handle water coming from both sides. After time, these systems can destroy. The water pushes in on incoming tides and flows out on outgoing tides. As the water flows out, it carries sand and soil with it which causes undermining of the structure, voids to form, and deteriorates the structural integrity of the seawall. We assess the damage with a Seawall Inspection and then perform a complete Seawall Repair to ensure a solid foundation.
We live, eat & breathe engineering and construction in all its forms. Keeping construction going strong in South Florida is day-to-day mission.
We know that you’re reputation is only as good as the results of your last job. That’s why we pride ourselves on a results-oriented approach.
At Hillman Engineering, Inc., we’ve taken our collective experience to create our own methodology to keep your project on track and under budget.
3 PHASES TO COVER ALL YOUR NEEDS
Hillman Engineering will conduct the inspection as per the guidelines and provide a written engineering report on our findings. This report will identify all deficient items that need to be corrected to pass the inspection. These inspections will include interior inspection of the of the units of the building. The firm will visually examine all of the Electrical Elements of your buildings and prepare the Electrical portion(s) of the 40-year Re-certification report with our findings. The structural inspections cover all the structural components of your building including beams, columns and decks of parking garages, plaza decks, pools, balconies catwalks, and roofing assemblies.
Hillman Engineering will prepare a complete set of construction documents including plans and specifications with a cost estimate and bid tabulations. In addition the firm will prepare the bid documents to obtain bids from qualified contractors for the necessary work to bring the building(s) into compliance for the 40-year recertification. The firm will assist the Board of Directors in acquiring & evaluating competitive bids for the necessary repairs.
Hillman Engineering will be the Engineer of Record for the project(s) and provide the Building Department required daily ongoing observations during the reconstruction to assure quality work and adherence to the plans, specifications and code requirements. We will conduct weekly meetings with the contractor and the building's representative to update construction schedules and budgetary issues.