seaside seawall iconThe Importance of Seawall Repairs for Drainage & Water Retention Issues

October 23rd, 2013
seawall repairs are essential to protect against shoreline erosion

With the commencement of the Autumn season, we are once again reminded that our good old friend Jack Frost will be arriving in the not-so-distant future. As we prepare ourselves for another Michigan winter – trading lawn mowers for snow blowers and swapping summer tires for winter ones – waterfront property owners must also prepare for the onslaught of the cruel wind, ice and snow. What many waterfront residents don’t realize is that with this seemingly abrupt weather change comes shifting hydrostatic ground pressure that isn’t always immediately obvious at a glance. However, changes in ground pressure often result in marine structures (such as seawalls) experiencing drainage issues, causing them to ultimately fail. And we all know what that means for our once perfectly landscaped and aesthetically-appealing waterfront property: shoreline erosion. What is Shoreline Erosion? For those of you not familiar with the term, shoreline erosion is what happens when Read the full article…

seaside seawall iconGorgeous Black Steel Seawall Built in Ann Arbor, Michigan

January 12th, 2013
black steel seawall in washtenaw county

In the beautiful city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Seaside Seawalls built a gorgeous black steel seawall and beach inlet for a residential customer’s waterfront property. Ann Arbor, known for its historical sites and the famous University of Michigan (U of M), is home to approximately 113,934 residents, making it Michigan’s sixth largest city. In fact, Ann Arbor has a total area of 28.70 square miles, of which 27.83 square miles is land and 0.87 square miles is water. The well-known Huron River runs through Ann Arbor, making up the majority of this total water area. Because of this, Ann Arbor has a high production of agriculture and fresh fruits. Before we began any kind of construction on this customer’s property, we first obtained the materials and machinery we’d need in order to get the job done. Materials consisted of black steel and black steel pilings, composite board, and sand for Read the full article…

seaside seawall iconResidential Customer on The Grand River Gets a Brand New Black Steel Seawall

November 14th, 2012
Black Steel Seawall on Grand River_Before and After

Seaside Seawalls is proud to announce yet another successful seawall project! This particular job was for a residential customer on the Grand River in Dimondale, Michigan. Dimondale (which is often misspelled ‘Diamondale’) is a town located in the greater Eaton County of Michigan, and is home to about 1,234 residents. We started this project off by first acquiring the necessary DEQ Permit – something we need in order to begin construction of any kind. Once we had received the “go-ahead”, we proceeded to gather all of the equipment and materials that we would need for this job. The two main materials we’d need for this job were black steel as well as sand for the new seawall’s backfill. As usual, an excavator and a skid steer were our two key pieces of equipment, as they allow us to move large and heavy materials from one place to another. For this Read the full article…

seaside seawall iconUpdate on Boat Well and Black Steel Seawall Project on the Shiawassee River in Linden, MI

November 3rd, 2012
After completed black steel seawall_boat well_boardwalk on Shiawassee River MI

Here at Seaside Seawalls, we are pleased to announce the completion of the boat well and black steel seawall project on the Shiawassee River in Linden, Michigan! The Shiawassee River is one of many rivers that runs through Michigan’s Genesee County. The river itself is approximately 120 miles long and is home to over 59 fish and freshwater species! To refresh your memory, we posted about this project back in March of this year. The job was necessary because the residential customer wanted a place to dock his boat on the narrow Shiawassee River. Installing a dock was not feasible due to the river being so narrow, as it would disturb the navigation of other boats through this area. Last time we updated you, we had just begun the project and had started excavating the area that would become our boat well. We had to ensure that we were very Read the full article…