The Importance of Being Preventative vs. Reactive​
Gibson Marine Construction Blog
by gibson
10M ago
The Importance of Being Preventative vs. Reactive When it comes to protecting coastal properties and waterfront investments, seawalls play a crucial role. Seawalls are important for preventing erosion, flooding, and other natural forces from causing damage. Waiting until a problem arises before addressing any potential problems can have drastic affects on your costs. In this blog post, we’ll explore why being preventative rather than reactive in seawall repairs and replacements is essential for ensuring the longevity and security of your waterfront property. Cost Savings One of the most c ..read more
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Blog & News
Gibson Marine Construction Blog
by gibson
10M ago
Our Blog & News Welcome to Gibson Marine’s Blog and News page, where we share our passion for our work and provide industry insights. Our team consists of knowledgeable and experienced professionals who work tirelessly to ensure our clients’ complete satisfaction. Through this blog and news page, we aim to educate and inform our readers about the latest trends and developments in our industry, as well as share our experiences and expertise. Uncategorized Blog & News Welcome to Gibson Marine’s Blog and News page, where we share our passion for our work and provide industry insi ..read more
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Which Seawall Material Is Right for You?
Gibson Marine Construction Blog
by gibson
1y ago
If you own a property on the Florida waterfront, you know just how important your seawall is to the protection and value of your property. It’s essential to have a seawall structure in place that will prevent erosion, protect against storm damage, and even enhance the look of the property from the water. Seawall Material Recommendations With the variety of options for the materials used to build your seawall, how do you know which option is right for your property? These explanations can help you to make an informed decision. Rip Rap Seawall Material A rip rap (or stone) seawall adds stability ..read more
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How to Prepare Your Boat and Boat Lift for a Hurricane or Major Storm
Gibson Marine Construction Blog
by gibson
1y ago
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurricane Ian was upgraded to a Category 3 storm early Tuesday morning, September 27, 2022. A category 3 storm is considered a major hurricane, meaning it has the potential to cause devastating or catastrophic wind damage and major loss of life. With hurricanes of this magnitude, it is of the utmost importance to fortify your property as best possible. In order to protect your boat and boat lift for a hurricane or major storm, keep these tips in mind: Preparing Your Boat for a Major Storm If you have enough time to do so, the best way to protec ..read more
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The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Gibson Marine Construction Blog
by gibson
1y ago
The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off today, June 1, 2022 and will run through the end of November. Learn what the experts are predicting for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. The Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project, a respected authority on hurricanes is predicting a busy Atlantic hurricane season in 2022. Here are the numbers: 19 named storms 9 hurricanes 4 major hurricanes NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service is predicting the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season to have: 14-21 named storms 6-10 hurricanes 3-6 ..read more
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Springtime Landscaping Tips
Gibson Marine Construction Blog
by gibson
1y ago
Springtime Landscaping Tips The temperatures are climbing, trees and bushes are donning their new green spring coats, lawnmowers are firing up for the first time after a long winter. That can only mean one thing: Spring has sprung! With the renewal that spring brings, following suit with your landscaping chores is, or at least should be, at the front of your mind. Here are a few landscaping tips to get the outside of your home ready to enjoy. Start Springtime Landscaping by Inspecting Your Trees and Shrubs Trees are very valuable assets to your landscape – not only because of the beauty they p ..read more
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The Official End of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Gibson Marine Construction Blog
by gibson
1y ago
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30, 2021. Experts predicted that it would be another active, above average hurricane season. Let’s see how accurate the expert’s predictions were and how it compares to previous seasons. How Did the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Compare to Expert Predictions? The Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project, a respected authority on hurricanes predicted an above-average 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. They predicted the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season to have: 17 named storms 8 hurricanes 4 major hurricanes The ex ..read more
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The Four Best Things About Vinyl Seawalls
Gibson Marine Construction Blog
by gibson
1y ago
Bulkheads, retaining walls, and seawalls – all of these marine construction structures may be slightly different in structure, but these barriers all perform similar functions. What is a Seawall? A seawall is a type of coastal defense system designed to maintain the integrity of commercial and private waterfront properties. They help protect shorelines against erosion and surge flooding, often caused by extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, tidal waves, etc. As such, they require regular inspections and maintenance so they may continue to do the job they are designed to do. Seawall Mater ..read more
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How to Make the Most of Your Waterfront Lifestyle
Gibson Marine Construction Blog
by gibson
1y ago
Whether you live right on the water, or your property is close by, there is a unique lifestyle afforded to those who choose to live in waterfront communities. Activities like kayaking, boating, swimming, fishing, jet skiing, and bird watching are all available right there in your very own backyard. But just as there are so many amazing benefits to living on the water, there are also some additional responsibilities too. Here are some tips for making the most of your waterfront lifestyle. Be Prepared for Severe Weather Coastal living means living with big storms. Whether it’s the daily sum ..read more
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Is Your Seawall Ready for Hurricane Season?
Gibson Marine Construction Blog
by gibson
1y ago
Most of the time, living on the Florida waterfront is a dream delivering amazing weather, beautiful views, and enviable access to the water just outside your door. But it can also leave you vulnerable to some of mother nature’s fury, often arriving in the form of a hurricane. Since we don’t know what this hurricane season may bring, being prepared for the worst is the best line of defense. Plus, knowing that your seawall could play a key role defending your property and (more importantly) your loved ones, you need to ensure it is in excellent condition. How to Prepare Your Seawall So It’s Read ..read more
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