Bulkhead Installation & Repair Services

If you are in the Galveston Bay area and need to control beach erosion on your property look no further than Innovative Marine Solutions—your bulkhead builder specialist.

Our team of professionals will install a high-quality retaining wall to protect your property from erosion and wave action and we guarantee that you will love your finished bulkhead.

We have a variety of bulkhead options including vinyl, wood, and environmentally friendly solutions. Our construction crews can install and repair bulkheads typically supported by single, double, or triple whalers—all our treated piles and whalers will be made of Southern Pine or Douglas Fir. We can also install rip rap 18” to 24” to help further with beach and bay erosion.

Bulkhead Installation & Repair | Galveston, Clear Lake | Innovative Marine Solutions

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Know Your Marine Lingo:

  • Bulkhead – A raised structure (usually made of vinyl, wood, or concrete) built to protect the shore from erosion.

  • Pile – A long slender column (usually made of wood, steel, or composite) driven into the ground to support a vertical load.

  • Whaler – Horizontal supports that are usually 4”x 6”, 4”x 8”, or 6”x 6”.

  • Deadman – An anchor pile usually 6” to 8” in diameter and 8’ to 10’ in length. Or a helical earth anchor 6”, 8”, or 10” based on the engineer’s specifications.

  • Tie Rod – A ¾” galvanized rod used as a connecting member from the piling to the deadman. 

  • Cap – Usually wood or composite decking.