Stone re-facing is simply adding layers of glacial stone in front of an existing seawall (e.g. concrete, steel, railroad ties) to create a more natural shoreline. This minimizes the negative effects of an inflexible vertical seawall.
How does re-facing my seawall help promote healthy lakes?
- Near-vertical seawalls reflect wave energy, which can cause scouring of the lakebed, increased turbidity, and habitat loss for lake organisms. Refacing the seawall with glacial stone provides a “flexible” surface that absorbs wave energy, provides habitat, and creates a more natural-looking shoreline.
- Glacial stones deter muskrats from damaging your shoreline and lawn.
What special considerations are there with re-facing a seawall?
- Stone re-facing of an existing seawall does not require a permit, provided it meets the requirements outlined in Indiana Code (see Permitting Information section for more information)
Estimated cost: Approximately $50 per linear foot.