Our Projects

Our Process

How We Work

Our team of experts works with a variety of clients to help with their seawall and marine engineering needs. We work with both residential and commercial developers on projects like seawalls, coves, and bulkheads for marinas and seaside properties. 


From inspections to new designs, we have an ultimate goal in mind: to ensure that every project is up-to-code, safe, and able to withstand all that Mother Nature might deliver — protecting your shore from the water, and protecting your peace of mind.

Our Projects

Samples of Our Work

HOA Projects

We have a phased approach for HOA capital planning projects, and we make seawall repair plans that help associations get the best designs for their budget (read: the best bang for your buck!).

Residential Projects

Our forensic seawall engineers aim to protect your investment for the long haul. Our independent inspection is a homeowner’s greatest defense against unnecessary tragedy and spending money on mistakes that shouldn’t have been made.

Waterfront Projects

Improving your waterfront project’s ROI begins with a thorough, independent inspection. Our team of experienced engineers guides you through the entire process — from hiring the best contractor for your needs to securing permits and overseeing construction.

Resiliency Projects

Sea levels are rising more and more every year, threatening the safety, reliability, and value of seaside properties across the globe. We create environmentally-friendly solutions that set the standard for reliability for years to come.


We're proud to partner with a wide range of residential and commercial clients. This is why we do what we do — your safety is our greatest success.

Our community faced the complexities of a failed construction project. The problems were serious and no viable options were at hand. After an extensive search, we hired J. Foster Consulting to advise us. It was the best decision we ever made. Joe Foster used a hands-on approach to research, document and provide an innovative and technically superior solution. Lauren Foster guided our board through the difficult task of building consensus with our concerned unit owners. Foster provided a comprehensive approach that far exceeded our expectations. Under their guidance, the project was completed six weeks ahead of schedule and one-half million dollars under the previous budget. Our community was in serious trouble and J. Foster Consulting saved us. If you hire them I am confident it will be the best decision your community could make as well.

    Dr. R. Frank Lee
    Dr. R. Frank Lee

    Villages at Stella Maris Master Association. Inc.

    Just a note again to say thank you for awesome and very last moment service with our seawall report.  I'd be honored to refer out your business to anyone in need of your superb services!!

      Daniel Brzycki
      Daniel Brzycki

      I needed a written report on the condition of a seawall and dock for a property I was buying, and I needed it fast. I called Joe, and he came over, spent more than an hour underwater inspecting them carefully, and the next day I had just what I needed, as well as Joe's suggestions for preventive maintenance to extend the useful lives of both. Joe is very knowledgeable and very professional. It is the start of a long-term relationship with Joe for all my marine consulting needs.

        Larry Gibbs
        Larry Gibbs

        Joe Foster of Foster Consulting provided inspection services of our seawall. This inspection required him to definitively locate where the soil was leaking which was causing a sinkhole in our parking lot. Mr. Foster was prompt, professional and gave us clear direction of the course of action we needed to take to seal the leak and thereafter how to repair the parking lot. We would recommend without any reservation Foster Consulting and their lead engineer Joe Foster.

          Larry Hurwitz
          Larry Hurwitz

          Chair, Budget/Finance Committee Island Pointe Condominium Association

          Mr. Foster provided marine engineering services for the demolition and reconstruction of the Bird Key Yacht Club’s 50 slip marina in Sarasota, Florida. His professionalism was exceptional—knowledgeable, responsive and cost effective. He was particularly effective during the value-engineering process…allowing us to be under budget. I highly recommend Foster Consulting to anyone embarking on a marina project…large or small.

            Brian McCarthy
            Brian McCarthy

            Rear Admiral, SC, USNR Owner’s Representative & Board of Governors Bird Key Yacht Club Sarasota, FL

            Ensure the integrity of your waterfront property by calling Foster first!


            Give Us A Call

            2963 1st Avenue S
            St. Petersburg, FL 33712

            Office Location

            © Foster Consulting. All right reserved. Website designed by IMA Creative