Alright we finally started the lakefront rehab at our house this week. Both the dock and seawall have been in need of serious upgrading for the last several years as they were probably both between 20-30 years old. I did not get any pictures of the dock before starting and probably wouldn't have wanted anyone to see the mess it had become anyway, boards were literally falling into the water Here are the last of the remains. As you can see from the picture some time long ago when the dock was put in someone decided to cut out a section of the seawall to go through.....Not a huge problem if the water stayed on the lower side but when the water is high it passes through the opening under the dock and exposed the back of the wall to washout. This compounded with the hydrostatic pressure from rain soaked soil and irrigation rundown have lead to major erosion and run out behind the wall and has caused a good portion of the brick veneer to peel off the wall itself. The wall itself if constructed from concrete block layed over the concrete footer and is 175 feet long from one side of the lakefront to the other.. I'm not sure why but whoever built it didn't bother to fill the voids in the concrete blocks. The wall itself minus the veneer is actually in almost perfectly upright position(no rotation). However there are some major chunks 3 about the size of a football, where the CB has cracked leaving big holes. What I'm wondering is if I backfilled the back to stabilize it if it would be possible to use boards mounted on front to fill the concrete block voids as well as any cracks and to give the wall a new look with smooth concrete covering the brick? Any opinions on this or anyone have any experience with seawalls or pour forming concrete walls please feel free to respond.