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well, normally around 100 years. That is what they are meant to last for, but if on a larger scale, then could be longer xx

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A sea wall about 100km long will take about 6 years to build.

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What are sea walls?

Sea walls are a form of hard engineering coastal protection. A man made wall structures built on or near the shoreline with the purpose of absorbing storm wave energy to protect the land or an area of water behind the wall from erosion. However, a seawall may not protect a coast from erosion in the long run. As waves break against the seawalls, the energy from the waves is redirected downwards, to the base of the seawall, causing it to weaken and eventually collapse. Hence, seawalls have to be carefully maintained. It is also expensive to build seawalls. In England it can cost $3 million to build a one kilometre stretch of seawall. Whoop de-do it costs so much more in Australia! For a wall 100m long it costs over $400 000AUS. The thing with some rock and sea walls is that they can also be built on the beach to raise residential and commercial housing as the early quote stated to protect them. Unfortunately with this strategy the sand needs replenishing and this costs in the millions to support vasts projects like this.


What is the long sea inlet formed by the submergence of a valley?

A ria


Which city state seemed to have the geographical advantage why?

It was located by the sea and connected to its port by walls. This meant that when under attack it could defend its city with minimum resources, leaving it free to send out sea expeditionary forces to harass the cities of its land attackers. This uninterrupted access to the sea also allowed it to trade, import food and fish.


Which city-state seemed to have the geographical advantage why?

It was located by the sea and connected to its port by walls. This meant that when under attack it could defend its city with minimum resources, leaving it free to send out sea expeditionary forces to harass the cities of its land attackers. This uninterrupted access to the sea also allowed it to trade, import food and fish.


How long does rip rap last?

51000000000000 years

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What is wave scouring?

This is when waves in the sea crash against sea walls, for example, over a long period of time. Eventually there will be marks on the sea walls and this is called wave scouring.


What is the name given to the long walls found in Holland which keeps back the sea?

Holland uses dikes to hold back the sea.


How long do geotextiles that reinforce retaining walls last?

If properly done, retaining walls that are reinforced using geotextiles are built for permanent purpose. bit.ly/1vXqpuu


How long did Shermans March To The Sea last for by distance?

About 400 kilometres.


How long did the deep sea drilling project last?

15 years


How sea cave's are created?

By waves smashing against the sea walls


How long do riprap last?

about 120 years (which is very long compared to other methods of sea defences.)


What were the two great ramparts that protected the roadway from Athens to the sea?

The two great ramparts that protected the roadway from Athens to the sea were known as the Long Walls. They were fortifications that protected the city from invaders.


What are the solutions for wave erosion?

Sea walls.


What are all the sea defenses called?

Groynes, columns of boulders and sea walls are the most popular ones. sea walls are the most expensive, costing about 700,000 pounds per metre!


Why is long shore drift a problem at chichester harbor?

Longshore drift is a problem in Chichester harbour because the residents houses around the harbour are going to be destroyed by the sea if they don't do something to protect them. luckily though they have built sea walls and are doing the best the can to prevent it but the defences that they have put in place wont last for ever.


The dutch built earthen walls to reclaim land from sea such walls were called?

These walls are called dykes or dams. (dijken in Dutch)