Building A Seawall - Photo Included - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Building a seawall - photo included


We live on a 750 acre inland lake in Michigan. We have 50 feet of shoreline. The shoreline continues to erode each year.

We have considered different options, but would like to use large natural flat stones for our sea wall. We are going to have a 3 foot seawall - 2 feet will be above water. A few feet behind that, we will have a retaining wall. There is a drop in the ground at that point.

However, if we follow the curve of the natural drop - the seawall will be 6 feet tall (4-5 above the water) at one point. My husband would like to use tiebacks or deadmen to help hold the wall in place.

Need help!

Can we use tie rods and anchors with natural stone? Any other advice on tackling this project?


Advertisement

drnormie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Building a seawall - photo included


Consult with your local building dept & conservation committee 1st

Advertisement

Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Scuba_Dave For This Useful Post:
Willie T (05-09-2010)
Old 03-05-2009, 08:56 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Building a seawall - photo included


I am currently filling out the 7 page application for the Michigan DEQ and another application for our County Soil Erosion division. Each department requests details drawings of how you plan to build the wall. Any help is appreciated!
drnormie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 01:04 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Building a seawall - photo included


I worked with a guy from Seaside Seawalls last year while deciding how and what to do with my 135' wall. Of course i tried to do this job myself, but I have to say I ended up defeated and hired a pro. Anyways my point was the guys name was Aaron if I remember correctly, and he was a great resource while I was going through the learning curve. I even told him I was trying to do it myself and he still gave me great advice. If you have not built this wall yet I would try to get a hold of him for the advice, he was great.

the site was http://www.seasideseawalls.com call the number on there and hopefully he still works there. That's the best advice I can offer, good luck with your wall, mine saved my lawn!

Ryan Zicahri
rizziot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 09:00 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Owasso OK
Posts: 347
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Building a seawall - photo included


Don't know if this type of construction is allowed in your area....my neighbor built one using chain link fence...he then filled behind it with gravel large enough to not come through the opening in the fence. Deadmen were installed every 8 feet or so. I scratched my head at first but it's still going strong after 10 years.

rod
RoyalAcresRod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 01:31 PM   #6
Old School
 
Willie T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond them.
Posts: 3,634
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Building a seawall - photo included


I believe in DIY. But for this, I have to almost scream that you put this in the hands of a pro.

This is serious stuff that requires some pretty specialized knowledge and skill.

Advertisement

__________________
"True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and only that which is."
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Willie T
Willie T is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEC uses building size?????? hhiibel Electrical 14 08-08-2008 01:19 PM
Building a movable garden shed/greenhouse gardener Building & Construction 1 06-13-2008 05:47 PM
A steel building that doesn't look like a steel building? MMW Building & Construction 1 06-11-2007 05:24 PM
International building code and permits rforsha Building & Construction 4 08-28-2006 07:35 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts