With the new wakeboard and wakesurf boats putting out huge wakes the shoreline has been eroding. It is a serious problem all around the lake. Trees are falling into the water with the soil being undermined. I bit the bullet so to speak and brought in 8 barge loads of rip rap to stop the erosion. As the lake level was rising rapidly because of all the rain we have had (5ft in one day) they called me Sunday morning asking if they can start laying it down. Heck yes I said. They worked until 11pm Sunday night and 2am Monday night. It was all completed before the level got too high.
I bet that cost a pretty penny. Worth it, hard to put shoreline back once it's gone.
It did cost a pretty penny, but to us well worth it. We did not want to lose land and trees. We lover the trees for the privacy it gives from the lake and fishing boats close in around the creek. Privacy is huge in our book, not that we are anti social. I guess some would call us that.
Looks good and better to do it sooner than later, we had to do it for the lot we have in Illinois soon after we bought it. It was so eroded you could stand on the shore by the water and couldn't reach up to the regular land...8 - 10' drop. They had to shave off the edge, then make a flat area about 10' wide and then shape it into the water and cover that with rip-rap. Turned out well, but was quite a job. I wish I could find the before pics, but only have an after.
BTW, if anyone is looking for a great lake lot near Galesburg, IL private message me. One of the nicest available on the lake and the only lake lot in America that evidently hasn't gone up in value in the last 15 years!
How many steps from the dock to the deck? I have 60 steps to mine which some days I get winded.
There are 70 steps to the top of the retaining wall where there is grass. Another 18 to get to the top deck. When we first moved in I was winded but not so much now. I try to walk up and down 6 times a day, sometimes missing a day or two when it is freezing cold and raining. I can also drive the buggy down.
Did you need to get permits for that? Around here, modifying the shore on a lake take permission that is extremely difficult to get. Looks great.
That was my first thought too. Kicking up sediment or causing any disturbance is a huge fine in most places and permits are difficult to get. We are an engineering firm and we do lots of this kind of work. Nice job though and it will certainly help