Throwback Thursday – Past Seawall Jobs Blog Category

seaside seawall iconThrowback Thursday: Waterfront Property on Hamburg Lake Gets a Complete Makeover!

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Hamburg Lake MI - After

Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday! Today we’re going to discuss a project we completed last year for a customer on Hamburg Lake, which is located less than 3 miles from Whitmore Lake in Michigan. This was a decent sized project, which included us building not only a retaining wall behind the customer’s existing steel seawall, but also a custom stone step stair system and a brand new cantilever dock! What’s Up, Dock? The Benefits of a Cantilever Dock System More and more of our customers are choosing permanent cantilever docks these days, and there are several good reasons why! Unlike other dock systems (and as the name suggests), a “permanent” cantilever dock never has to be moved. Additionally, the dock sits completely out of the water, which means that changes in water levels or ice in the winter time do not affect the dock’s structure. This also means Read the full article…

seaside seawall iconWood Retaining Wall Constructed Entirely By Hand #ThrowbackThursday

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
wood retaining wall on belleville lake

Today we’re going to take a look at a retaining wall construction job we did for a property on Belleville Lake, in Belleville, MI. Located in Wayne County, Belleville Lake is a man-made lake about 2 square miles in size. It was created in 1925 by the Eastern Michigan Edison Company, who made it by damming the Huron River. Fun Fact: While the lake is used primarily for fishing and boating, the dam itself has a limited number of certain species of fish, and has completely eliminated a mussel fishery that produced mother of pearl to make buttons in the early 1900s.   No Machines? No Problem! We Built This Wall With Our Hands This was an interesting job for two reasons: 1) it was on a pretty severe slope (as you can see from the pictures), and 2) due to this slope, we had absolutely NO machine access! That’s Read the full article…

seaside seawall iconThrowback Thursday: Steel Seawall Construction on Union Lake for Former Detroit Lion!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
throwback to a previous seawall construction on union lake

Welcome back to another installation of Throwback Thursday! Today, we’re going to revisit a job that we’re pretty proud of – a brand new black steel seawall built on Union Lake in West Bloomfield, MI. This job is even cooler because of the fact that we built it for a local celebrity! That’s right, folks – the Seaside Seawalls team constructed this beautiful steel seawall for a former Detroit Lion! For privacy reasons, we obviously cannot disclose the name of this player, however, we can tell you that he did play for the Detroit Lions for over a decade! West Bloomfield: Home to the Gorgeous and Plentiful Union Lake Anyway, back to business. As previously mentioned, this seawall was constructed on the gorgeous Union Lake, which is located in Oakland County in the northwest corner of West Bloomfield. Union Lake is home to several fish species, including black crappie, bluegill, Read the full article…

seaside seawall iconThrowback Thursday: Revisiting a Thompson Lake Vinyl Piling Seawall Project from Yesteryear

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
throwback_thursday_black steel seawall constructed on Union Lake

In honor of this week’s “Throwback Thursday”, let’s hit rewind and take a trip down memory lane by revisiting a previous vinyl seawall project from ‘07. How It All Began It was a beautiful sunny Friday in Howell, Michigan. While it seemed as though everyone else was taking it easy that week, being just 3 days after Independence Day, my fellow team members and I had to limit the number of festive family bonfires and patriotic celebrations we’d attend. Gone were the days of lounging by the lake, with an ice cold beverage in one hand and a freshly barbecued burger in the other, basking in the hot summer sun, without a care in the world. Nope, not this week – we had work to do! A Seawall A Day Keeps Erosion Away! Lucky for us, this job was a fair size smaller than our typical seawall installation projects, which Read the full article…