“We are so pleased with our shoreline improvement! When we purchased our lot in East Shores we were aware of the fact that our shoreline needed extensive fill dirt and shot rock to prevent erosion. You certainly paid a great deal of attention with the preliminary planning and throughout the entire job!” - Fred and Norma Brinson
As we head into the colder, well, at least cooler here in South Carolina, months, this is a great time to go ahead and have some work done on your lakefront property. Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while now, or have just realized that it’s something you really need to take care of, and now is the time to do it. Get everything cleaned up and looking great for next spring when you’re ready to get back on the lake.
Bank erosion can lead to property loss, fallen trees, and stained (muddy) water, all of which, besides being just plain unsightly, take away from your lakefront investment. There are a variety of ways to prevent this from occurring, including the term you may have heard it referred to as: Riprap. Shoreline stabilization, erosion control, and riprap all refer to the various treatments used to prevent the lakefront property from eroding and you from losing value on your investment. Of course having all of this work done involves various heavy machinery and a team of skilled installers to do it right. That’s why having it installed by barge is far better, that way all of the work is carried out by water from the barge and not from the land side of your property, preventing any potential damage to your hardscapes and landscapes.
There are a variety of applications to suit personal tastes as well as meet specific community requirements for these projects. We have several styles of rock including Blue Grey Granite, Sylva, Brown Riverstone, Oconee Prime (granite) and North Carolina Native Stone. Each one provides a different feel and look to the shoreline along with any additional features you need such as access steps through the stone to the water’s edge. If it’s hard picture all of this, have a look at the riprap gallery for examples of each one. To finish out a job, the rock is “laser shot” to ensure it has a straight line top edge, a purely esthetic touch to make sure it looks great. We also remove any trees and underbrush that have been disturbed during the installation process, leaving your shoreline looking well maintained and well protected for years to come.
You’ll need a permit for this type of project, and we can help with that too. The permitting process is different depending on which lake your on, but we have folks with years of experience on Lakes Keowee and Hartwell, as well as other surrounding lakes.