Lakefront Retaining Wall

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by TnToutdoors, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. TnToutdoors

    TnToutdoors LawnSite Member
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    Went to look at a job today of about 30' of lakefront. The customer is asking for rip rap but I think it will look stupid for the simple fact they hardly have any slope and its maybe a foot drop off not even. I was thinking about maybe selling them on a natural stone wall. Any suggestions?
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Rip Rap and Natural Stone wall are two different worlds of price points.

    What prompted these people to want rip rap? Example - erosion control, drainage, etc?

    These are things you need to find out when meeting with people. Ask questions.

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  3. TnToutdoors

    TnToutdoors LawnSite Member
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    they are wanting it because its been brought up at the recent HOA meeting. I went out and took a look at it while I was in the neighborhood working on another job and told them I would get back with them. They said rip rap because that's what most of the rest of the neighbordhood has but after thinking about it In there situation rip rap I think is going to look horrible.

    I don't really see there being much of an erosion issue in this case because there is pretty much no slope and the yard is in a corner on the other side of the a peninsula. There are no boats allowed on the lake so the only real waves hitting it are from wind.
     
  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What was brought up at the hoa meeting ? what is the actual need hear
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  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    What exactly are they wanting to accomplish????

    No erosion. Too wet for grass??? What???
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  6. TnToutdoors

    TnToutdoors LawnSite Member
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    Just not to be "those neighbors" with nothing along the lake
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  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Joneses syndrome. Classic. Price both and let them pick. Its only 30'
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