[Posted on November 4th, 2014 by Aaron Presley]
There are all sorts of uses for bulkhead material and when you are building something, it’s important to know exactly what you need. Working with a company that not only has the variety of materials but also the know-how of building is advantageous. You should be able to ask questions about what you need and get some construction tips along the way as well. The more you can find out, the easier it will be to start.
A seawall is the most popular use for bulkhead material. It is done to help with erosion as well as to provide aesthetics to property. Depending upon cost, construction, and the type of water where the seawall is being built, it can be effective to use bulkhead that is made of wood, vinyl, or a combination of the two. It’s advantageous to work with a lumber yard that can walk you through the options and help with the overall selection process.
Retention walls are often built in the front yard as a result of different levels within the land. Some homes have a significant drop off and therefore the wall can be built to ensure the land doesn’t slide during heavy rains. The bulkhead is used for stability purposes and then stone, wood, or other items can be used afterwards for aesthetics. Bayou City Lumber has been in business since 1994 and has more than 100 years of combined construction experience, making it possible to learn about other uses for the bulkhead as well as learning about how to build the different walls that you may wish to work on.
Salt water has been known to take a toll on wood and therefore it’s important to use bulkhead material that has been properly treated. You don’t want your dock deteriorating within the first year that it is built and therefore precautions need to be taken. There are plenty of stories on how salt water can be devastating to homes, docks, and other structures. A good dock can be built with different types of deck lumber and bulkhead based upon the land that it is being connected to and the type of water that it will be sitting in.