Seawall Repair Blog Category

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

Wednesday, 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 iconNew Black Steel Seawall Built on Union Lake in Oakland County, Michigan

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Black Steel Seawall built on Union Lake in West Bloomfield Michigan

Even as the cold weather moves in and the days become shorter, construction has not stopped here at Seaside Seawalls! Today we are going to discuss a project we completed around the end of the summer season: the installation of a brand new black steel seawall for a residential customer on Union Lake in West Bloomfield, Michigan. The town of West Bloomfield is situated in the greater Oakland County, and is home to approximately 64,690 residents. Known for its rolling hills and large-sized homes, the township of West Bloomfield is sometimes referred to as the “lake township of Oakland County” due to the many small and medium-sized lakes the township houses. West Bloomfield has a total area of 31.2 square miles, of which 27.3 square miles is land and 3.9 square miles (or 12.49% – a significant percentage!) is water. This job was tricky in some ways, because of the Read the full article…

seaside seawall icon1…2…3 in a Row! New Steel Seawalls Constructed on Silver Lake in South Lyon, Michigan

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
steel seawall and beach inlet area on silver lake south lyon michigan

While of course we’ve been busy this summer constructing a lot of seawalls as well as other landscaping projects here in Michigan, this particular job was very unique, as it involved us building not one, not two, but three galvanized steel seawalls all in a row! In fact, the first house we did also wanted a beach inlet area, so on top of an extremely large seawall project, we excavated a 10.5 foot by 14 foot beach area. Typically, a job of this magnitude would take most people several weeks to complete – but not at Seaside Seawalls! We had the entire project – from the initial planning stage to the final installation stage – complete in just over a week’s time! However, before any kind of construction took place, we first had to gather the many materials we would be requiring for this extremely large job. Since all three Read the full article…

seaside seawall iconSeawall Repair on Grand River in Eaton County, Michigan

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
shoreline erosion on grand river michigan

We’ve been very busy lately here at Seaside Seawalls! Not only have we been constructing brand new seawalls for customers all over Michigan, but we’ve also been installing decks, docks, boardwalks, and even repairing old seawalls that are failing. Speaking of seawall repair, we just completed a job on Grand River, which is located in the village of Dimondale (often misspelled ‘Diamondale’) in Eaton County, Michigan. Seaside Seawalls was contacted to repair an existing wooden seawall for a residential client situated on the Grand River in Dimondale. The preexisting seawall was failing, causing movement of the wall which could inevitably lead to shoreline erosion, a common problem that we see a lot of in this industry. In fact, shoreline erosion is probably the number one reason Seaside Seawalls is contacted! Whether it is to repair an old seawall, or to completely tear one down and build a new one, shoreline Read the full article…