Case Study: Shoreline Makes Full Recovery after Landscaper Collision
For a shoreline any meeting with a landscaper is an accident, but not all shorelines recover. The good news is Lakeshore Guys® can rehab any shoreline, now matter how badly mangled. Of course, some take more time and hard work than others. But with our techniques, engineering, and professionalism, no shoreline is too far gone.
Kevin’s shoreline was a pretty representative case for us. We had a look at it in 2015, right after a landscaper had finished with it. Though rough, it didn’t look terrible:
Kevin’s brand-new shoreline wasn’t too hard on the eyes, but soon we noticed some structural problems untrained eyes easily miss:
Problem 1: The riprap stones were way too large.
Problem 2: The landscapers used woven fabric instead of the proper needle-punch filter-fabric.
Problem 3: The grade of the shoreline was too steep.
Problem 4: The rip rap didn’t extend far enough into the water.
Problem 5: The riprap didn’t extend far enough landward.
“Looks good enough” isn’t always good enough. Mother Nature proved that (once again) the following year. Here’s what Kevin’s shoreline looked like less than a year later, in the spring of 2016:
Yes, that’s the same shoreline we showed before.
Because of the unwashed riprap stones and improper fabric, the shoreline quickly filled with weeds. Because of the oversize riprap stones and overly steep slope, ice-jacking knocked it to pieces in its very first winter. Because of the bad fabric, the bad slope, and the damage from ice-jacking, erosion gnawed away at the rest.
Kevin decided to hire Lakeshore Guys® to rehab his shoreline. Here’s what his shoreline looks like these days:
“They did a fantastic job on our lakeshore repair! Their level of expertise and open line of communication was fantastic. We continue to receive compliments on our lakeshore project from friends & family. I would definitely recommend Lakeshore Guys®!”
Review on Google Maps (5 stars)
Kevin’s shoreline, before and after:
To make your shoreline even tougher than it needs to be and more beautiful than you thought it could be, contact Lakeshore Guys® today.