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Seawall

Check the level of your lake and plan the time for your seawall project.  Some bodies of water are regulated by the local power company.  Those companies should have a website that gives you the current lake levels as well as those of the past and predicted levels.  Alabama Power has just such a website: http://www.alabamapower.com/lakes/iframe_lakelevel.asp

Seawalls, Seawalls, Seawalls, Seawalls, and more Seawalls

Seawalls are defined as embankments that prevent the erosion of a shoreline by a body of water.

The link below will take you to an article written by a professional seawall installer. It will give you enough information about sea wall construction and the options available so that you will be able to ask the right questions, judge for yourself the value of the answers you are given and make an informed decision.

Understanding the Technology of Seawalls

 
Above is a short animation of how a GeoStone seawall works. Notice that the water is allowed to flow into the backfill. This is good because it means that the water cannot be trapped behind the wall. Let's face it, water will get behind the wall and water will eventually find its way out. Whether it be a segmental wall like GeoStone or a concrete wall, wood wall, or a concrete block wall with mortar, the installer must provide a way for the water to escape from behind the wall. Some alleviations to this problem involve weep holes. These evetually become clogged, so the water will find another exit. Usually that other exit is beneath the footing which can undermine the integrity of the wall. Because GeoStone is segmental, the water is allowed to escape in the areas where the blocks join, so essentially, every single block in the wall is surrounded by weep holes. This gives GeoStone the best drainage capabilities of any other type of seawall on the market.

 

 

Golf Courses- GeoStone is perfect for seawalls on Golf Courses.  Man-made lakes are notorious for erosion but as you can see, we have the answer.

Arrowhead Country Club - Montgomery, AL

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Arrowhead Country Club Letter of Recommendation

Wynlakes Country Club - Montgomery, AL
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Various Seawall Photos
There are certain techniques that need to be used when constructing a seawall.  Please consult with a GeoStone representative or installer before undertaking such a project.

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Construction Sequence of a Seawall
Lake Martin, Alabama
Notice on this seawall both the Landscape (4"x12"x18") and the Standard (8"x12"x18") are used resulting in a very unique look!

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The Hardscape Project Checklist
A few suggestions for our customers prior to undertaking any hardscape improvements
Checklist

 

 

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