This breakwall is typical of one without a wave deflector. The wave rolls over the top and drops the water on the land side of the breakwall causing flooding and erosion.
If left unchecked the volume of water coming over will erode the soil away from the back of the wall and can destabilize the soil leading to a cascading failure. The repair for this is in the tens of thousands of dollars.
A simple solution is to have a well designed and built wave deflector installed. We use current global research to provide the best possible solution for your individual property.
In this case we were able to install our under the cap style deflector. The breakwall height and water depth allowed us to build this neat and tidy deflector.
This is the up and over deflector, It allows us to re direct the maximum amount of water volume while only raising the top of the wall by 4 inches.
In some cases the breakwall is too low to make a deflector effective and provide you with enough value to make it worthwhile. We design and build breakwall extensions with integrated wave deflectors. They are both visually appealing and functional.