Glacial Stone Re-Facing of Existing Seawalls

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.
Glacial Stone Refacing of Existing Concrete Seawall - Webster Lake
Concrete Seawall before Re-facing with Glacial Stone
Existing Concrete Seawall Before Refacing with Glacial Stone - Lake Tippecanoe
Concrete Seawall Re-faced with Glacial Stone