What are the pros and cons of building a wooden seawall at Lake Martin, versus, say, a concrete or riprap one? I’ll explain more in my video (see above).
Improvements like seawalls and docks, are, in my opinion, one of the best ways you can increase the value of your Lake Martin waterfront home. In an earlier video and blog post I explained riprap seawalls (click here to view).
Wooden seawalls at Lake Martin are really popular because they are flexible, relatively inexpensive, lots of different companies can build them, and they can be built using several designs.
There are a few downsides, though. Wood does tend to deteriorate at a faster rate than concrete. And, depending on your specific needs, you might need to drill a few deadman anchors into the soil to support the wall.
What does the term “dead man” have to do with seawalls? No, don’t call CSI – Lake Martin just yet. A dead man is a type of post that serves as an anchor to help hold the seawall.
My name is John Coley. I am not an engineer so I can’t really tell you what kind of seawall would be structurally best for you. But, since I’ve been a realtor here at Lake Martin for many years, I can tell you what can really affect the value of your lake home.
I would love to help you sell or buy waterfront real estate here at beautiful Lake Martin, Alabama!
Please give me a call or text or email – [email protected].