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SHORELINE ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT

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WHAT IS A
HEALTHY SHORELINE?

Shorelines give us places to relax, fish, swim and experience the water with friends and family. In addition to providing access to the water, healthy shorelines play an important role in water quality, habitat and protection of your real-estate. As a buffer the lakes edge, shorelines have the capacity to filter pollutants and provide structural integrity to protect your property against erosion.


Our shorelines are constantly changing. Forces of nature, such as rain, wind and ice, along with human influence from boat waves, construction, and increased runoff can all contribute to erosion and damage at the water’s edge. The result of these influences are cloudy water, increased algae and loss of land. This reduces your usability (fishing, swimming) and reduces the value of your property.
 


 

When designed properly, healthy shorelines don’t have to look wild and wooly, nor limit your ability to have usable space or take away from areas for swimming, fishing and other 

activities.

We offer the right tools to create a healthy shoreline that will enhance your relaxation and
recreational experience.

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HOW DO I PROTECT & 
BEAUTIFY MY SHORELINE?

We Have the Right Solution for You

Without the right tools, protecting your lakefront property can be challenging and costly.  Every shoreline is different, even along the same waterway. Permitting can be confusing and not incorporating the right approach for your site can result in a solution that doesn’t last or causes more damage to the shoreline. 
Whether you are looking for permanent protection or just simply looking to beautify and enhance your lakefront experience, we offer a variety of product solutions for any waterway edge.   When properly designed and installed, natural and blended shorelines are proven to be more resillient than man-made structures and typically cost 30-50% less. We have the tools and connections to make design, permitting and installation easy.

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Erosion at the water’s edge is more likely caused by the action of moving water.  This could include wave action, wind, ice, or currents.

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Erosion at top of slopes or areas away from the water’s edge are most often a result of stormwater runoff, extreme flooding or removal / decline of vegetation.

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Natural shoreline solutions can increase property value by as much as $200/ linear foot in compared to traditional methods

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I'd like to do it myself

Get started with our online shoreline assessment from. Already know what your dealing with? Identify your shoreline by scrolling down and choose from our toolkit to get started.

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I need some help

Simply check the "I need a contractor" box when filling out the Shoreline Assessment Form and we will connect you to a network of contractors in your area.  Or contact your local regulatory agency for a list of qualified designers and contractors in you area.

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I'm a designer or contractor

We work hand-in-hand with designers, engineers and contractors every step of the way to ensure project success.  Our team is here to provide detailed design, estimate and installation training for each of our project solutions.

Don’t forget to contact your local permitting agency before you get started. In addition to approvals, their team can provide guidance to make the process simple.

Shoreline Assessment

The online assessment form is the perfect tool to determine the right tools to protect and beautify your waterfront property. It gives you an opportunity to get better acquainted with your waterway and understand how the land influences the water’s edge. We’ve made it easy by adding preloaded options for many of the  general site conditions and have an option to upload site photos and/or existing plans. If you need help, we are just an email away. You can also print a copy of your
assessment form to help with additional advice or permitting needs from your local regulatory agency. Don’t forget to check the box to indicate if you are looking for a designer or contractor to do the work. Over the past 20 years we’ve connected with experienced restoration experts throughout the USA and would be happy to connect you with experts in your locale. 

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TOOLKITS
BY SHORELINE TYPE

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Click on the Shoreline Icon below that best represents your waterfront for more details on tools, design and project case studies.

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