Lakeside Seawall & Deck
About The Project
Living on waterfront property can be delightful, but one of the biggest challenges can be erosion. The owners of this beautifully located lakeside home were experiencing embankment erosion, which in time would have seriously compromised the structural integrity of their home. To stop the ongoing shrinkage of their property line, Keystone Building Group was contracted to build a seawall.
Engineers designed a seawall using pre-formed concrete blocks. The area behind the new wall was backfilled with stone to help with drainage. Additionally, a landscape plan was designed to bring in plants and trees to create a root base as another erosion prevention technique.
The owners decided to incorporate new stairs to the lake using PVC decking which is weather resistant and provides significant fade and stain protection. Powder coated aluminum (protects against corrosion) was used for the railings. Both of these applications are virtually maintenance free.
A large entertainment deck area was added which included a hot tub. A supporting structure consisting of extensive framing and footing details was built underneath to withstand the weight of the hot tub on the hillside setting. After adding an outdoor shower and landscape lighting, and revamping fireplace and seating area, this lakefront home is now safe from “sliding” into the water and 10 times more enjoyable!
Lastly, it’s important to note that all work had to be done from a large barge positioned in the lake due to the topography. This project is a good example of “where there’s a will, there’s a way”…
Photos by Jim Schmid Photography