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To get this footage for Part 3 of the seawall construction project at Water’s Edge on Lake Martin, I braved some pretty harsh weather. Let’s just say it has been cold this week at the lake. I know my job looks glamorous – lapel mic and all – but I do, at times, suffer for my art. If I help just one lake lover learn more about concrete seawall construction, though, it’s worth it.
The seawall around the huge peninsula at Water’s Edge is almost complete. Since Alabama Power lowers the water level of Lake Martin by about 10 feet every winter, it provides a great opportunity to build and repair docks and seawalls. Henderson & Coker construction of Alex City started from scratch on this one, and now this property is safe from the natural erosion that happens at the lake’s shoreline.
I end this video standing beside the waterfront home for sale at Lot 2 of Water’s Edge. If you have not had a chance to see these homes, you really need to. Lot 1 and Lot 2, Water’s Edge are for sale now. We are finishing up the dock plans and work, but other than that, they are good to go. Water’s Edge gives you a unique opportunity to buy a Lake Martin waterfront home that is technically a foreclosure, but, in reality, is a brand spanking new home. These homes were designed by the award-winning Jones Pierce Architects of Atlanta.
So many times when looking at Lake Martin foreclosed homes, I see the typical wear, tear, and sometimes downright abuse that can happen with foreclosures. At Water’s Edge, when the bank foreclosed on these lots, there were only concrete slabs. So the bank finished them from the ground up, and they did it with the help of experts in vacation home design and construction. Wade Wilmeth is the contractor who executed Bryan Jones’ design. Anybody familiar with Wade’s extensive work around Lake Martin and sterling reputation will know the quality of the homes without even walking into them.
I get asked all the time, “Are there still deals on Lake Martin?” I’m telling you now, these are not deals – they are steals.
Contact me here, or give me a call at 334 221 5862 to come by and see them. It is well worth the trip.
From the shores of beautiful Lake Martin – here’s the second installment of the concrete seawall construction video series at Water’s Edge. In the first video we watched Henderson and Coker Contractors pour the footings, and in this video we watch them set and fill the forms for the seawall.
During the summer, when the lake is at full pool, we rarely stop to think about what is under the surface. In this case – a lot of carefully planned rebar and concrete. This sea wall will protect the huge peninsula portion of Water’s Edge from erosion for years to come.
Stay tuned for the next installment in this series . . . at this point, your guess is as good as mine about exactly what will happen in the next phase of seawall construction.
If you’re unfamiliar with Water’s Edge, check out some of these video tours below. Give me a call if you’d like to see the homes at Water’s Edge, or any property in the Lake Martin MLS.
A significant part of owning a lake house on Lake Martin is maintaining a sea wall. Today we’re going to look at a seawall under construction at Water’s Edge on the northwest side of Lake Martin, at the end of Coosa County Road 20. A company called Henderson and Coker of Alexander City is doing the work.
There are lots of kinds of seawalls (concrete, wooden, rip rap), and at Water’s Edge, the Henderson and Coker crew is pouring the footers for a concrete seawall that will wrap all the way around a big peninsula. This is about the biggest seawall construction I’ve witnessed, and I’m going to try and video it at different phases so you can see what’s involved.
Again, this is the first installment of what I hope will be a series, so stay tuned. I’m looking to film Henderson and Coker setting up the concrete forms soon.
If you want more information about the homes at Water’s Edge, check out these video tours: