Shoreline Retention in Wisconsin’s North Woods

This shoreline retention project was up in the Legend Lake area of Northern Wisconsin.  The client had an old, boulder retaining wall to retain the shore and timbers to retain soils behind it, but through washout and settling the area had become unusable.

The project involved a tear-down of the existing walls and rebuilding the boulder walls to better retain the shore, add 2 entry points for the family to go swimming and kayaking, and then build a new split-faced limestone wall with outcropping steps.  The limestone wall was built with a drainage field behind the wall to facilitate drainage and geogrid to help anchor the wall to the soils it was retaining.

If you have lakefront property that isn’t quite what you want it to be, give us a call and we can make it a space you’ll enjoy again!