Without consulting Google, the almanac, or a wise old relative, can you guess what’s in the next 3 photos? No peeking!
No, that’s not the sidewalk of the main thoroughfare in a mining town abandoned in 1894.
No, that’s not a spot near the docks in North Jersey where two, tree guys go “just to talk with” another guy who wasn’t supposed to see nothin’, hear nothin’, or say nothin’.
No, that’s not a rustic doctor’s emergency reserve of leeches for bloodletting (though that’s not a bad guess).
No more keeping you in suspense: all of those photos are of boat ramps.
At least they were supposed to be boat ramps, because that’s what some poor homeowners paid landscapers and other non-specialists for. We do mean “poor” in both senses of word: Those “boat ramps” cost at least a couple of thousand dollars each, in material and labor costs.
The trouble is that when people have no idea how to build something and don’t care to find out why certain techniques work and others don’t, the materials and tonnage and labor and intentions have zero relationship to durability.
But the good news is that when you’re done with your boat ramp before you’ve ever used it, you can put the junk removal guy’s kids through college.
Not to put too fine of a point on it, but here are a few more photos of “boat ramps”:
In all fairness, here’s the “before” shot of that particular theoretical boat ramp:
You can hire the local landscaper, concrete contractor, or paving contractor to build you a boat ramp. We think you should do just that if you would like a multi-thousand-dollar aquarium decoration.
On the other hand, if you’d like boat ramp that will hold up in the face of erosion, ice damage, and Father Time – a boat ramp that you’ll use often and end up loving even more than your boat – we can help. Lakeshore Guys® will build your boat ramp the right way.
You can see photos of our boat ramp handiwork here, and then you can contact us here to get started on yours.