Seaside Seawalls is turning focus to Dimondale, MI this week with not one, but two projects!
Project #1 – Our team is working to install an 88’x 48-60” steel seawall which will be replacing an existing cement seawall that is failing. Since the current seawall is below the grade level, we will position the new wall in front of it. To keep the stability at a maximum, we will be using 8-9’ pilings. The homeowner has also commissioned work to fill in the unwanted boat well on site. We have contacted the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to examine the project. The DEQ has given approval and issued the appropriate permit to forge ahead with the project.
Project #2 – We will be installing a 108’ x 5-6’ steel seawall in front of the existing wood seawall. The wood seawall is inadequate due to ground pressure caused by ice damage over the years. The job calls for the wood seawall to be cut down below grade in order for us to station the new steel seawall in front of it. This massive wall will be held by 10-11’ pilings to help keep it sturdy for years to come. The property has a deck that is in good condition but will need to be disassembled in order to give access to the entire waterfront. We will reassemble the deck after the completion of the project. The DEQ has been contacted for this project as well and we foresee no problems with obtaining a permit to complete the job.
Both of the properties boarder the Grand River which flows 252 miles through the southern portion of the mitten.
Did you know? – Dimondale is a village in Eaton County, Michigan and a suburb of the state’s capital, Lansing. Its nickname is “The Horseshoe Capital of the World.” And was a hotspot for horseshoe pitching competitions in 1960 to 1970. Legend has it that Fred Smith Jr. (who was inducted into the Wolverine State Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association Hall of Fame), had his brother place his chin upon the opposite stake (an amazing 40 feet away) and pitch ringers that clanged just inches below his brother’s face.