Prevent Ice Heaving & Ice Ridges on Your Shoreline, Caused by Ice Jacking (AKA Ice Expansion, Ice Push, or Ice Shove)
Your shoreline is a pleasant, relaxed place during the warmer months…if it makes it through the colder months intact.
The winter freeze and spring thaw together can ruin your shoreline. Ice heaving, ice jacking, and ice/pressure ridges (read more here) are three distinct problems with the same outcome: a beat-up, heaved shoreline, at the very least. Some especially nasty ice heaves can even crash into your home, if it’s close enough to the water.
Your best defense against ice heaving, ice jacking, and ice ridges is a strong, durable riprap shoreline. Riprap stones, when built on the right grade at the proper slope, on tough fabric, and piled in just the right amounts, can shield your shoreline and the rest of your property better than anything else can. Although there is no guarantee that riprap will prevent winter damage in all cases, it’s your best option to guard against ice heaving and ice jacking.
Contact Lakeshore Guys® today to fortify your shoreline.