This seawall option is the most popular, as it is a commonly recognized seawall product. Steel "I" beams are driven into the lake bottom and pre-casted concrete seawall panels are slid in between the "I" beams. These panels sit on "feet" welded onto the "I" beams to prevent sinking into the lake bottom. This type of seawall is also known as a soldier pile wall.
Crane Materials International Shoreguard synthetic sheet piling is the product that Shoreline uses for its vinyl seawall option. This product has been on the market for 25 years and is a popular choice for customers in our area. Shoreguard is able to better withstand harsh weather conditions (vs. concrete), and provides various color choices to match personal preferences. Installation of this product is slightly different than traditional concrete seawall, as there are no seawall posts. Each interlocking piece of Shoreguard is driven into the lake bottom creating a seal and decreasing the risk of erosion behind the wall. Please visit the following website for more information: http://www.cmiwaterfront.com/index.aspx
This is the most durable choice of seawall available. Individual sheets of sheet piling are driven into the lake bottom. These sheets are similar to the composite sheets, as they are interlocking among themselves. While the look of steel seawall might not be the most desirable to some customers, the long-lasting benefits may make this choice the best option for your project.
Rock seawall (rip-rap) is commonly installed where waters are rough. This seawall option is often installed in front of existing seawall to add extra strength. Rock seawall is often aesthetically pleasing to those customers who are looking for a more natural feel for their seawall. Shoreline has also installed miles of rock seawall throughout the inland lakes in Ohio as a preventative measure toward shoreline protection and erosion control.