Lake Michigan Shoreline Erosion Services

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Benefits of Shoreline Protection: Rip Rap

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Rip rap is defined as loose stone that’s laid down on shorelines in order to protect against erosion while also providing a pleasant aesthetic. Though just strictly defining this material in terms of rip rap erosion control does not do justice to how beneficial this material is in numerous ways. Attractive, affordable, easy to install,…

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How to Prevent Shoreline Erosion Along Lake Michigan

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There are few better property locations than on the shoreline but our love for a lake view can come with serious problems. Shoreline erosion is a natural process but construction and manmade landscape alterations accelerate it. You don’t have to sell up and move inland, but you do need to understand how to prevent shoreline erosion. The…

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Rip Rap Shoreline Protection

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Protect Your Shoreline with Rip Rap Seawalls What is rip rap? Riprap, also known as rip rap, rip-rap, rock armor, armoring, or revetment, is rock or other material used to protect your shorelines against natural water and weathering damage. Common rock types used in a rip-rap solution include granite and limestone. Sandstone should NEVER be…

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Lake Michigan Shoreline Erosion

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The USGS Fact Sheet This page provides information about coastal erosion of Southern Lake Michigan. According to the USGS about 83 percent of the shoreline is privately-owned with property values as high as $10,000 per linear foot of lakefront. Michigan.Gov Great Lake Shoreline Erosion This PDF provides questions and answers to important questions about residential…

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Rock Revetment Construction

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Rock Revetment is a way of absorbing the energy coming from incoming waves and water. Revetment prevents and lessons the damages of coastal erosion. Revetments are sloping structures comprised of various layers of large stone and geo-textiles placed on banks and shorelines used to prevent shoreline loss. On the Great Lakes, rock revetments are the…

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Shoreline Erosion Protection in Michigan

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Shoreline Erosion Protection Specialists White Lake Dock & Dredge is a Michigan-based contractor specializing in all forms of shoreline erosion protection for both residential and commercial customers. We provide both in-house consultation and construction services to homeowners and companies who live on the Great Lakes. Although we offer a variety of marine construction and dredging…

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