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Lake Bank Erosion Control
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Stabilize Lakeshores & Protect Property Value with Superior
Superior Groundcover’s expert lake shoreline erosion control services stabilize and protect your property’s lake bank, saving you from dealing with the expensive repercussions of erosion.
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What Is Lake Bank Erosion Control?
Lake bank erosion control is the act of stabilizing and maintaining the shape of lake shorelines with high-quality, durable materials that protect exposed property, preventing stormwater runoff, wind, waves, and human presence from deteriorating the shore. In turn, your lake’s shoreline will remain stable, saving you from dealing with property-harming deterioration.
Superior Groundcover offers various unique, living erosion control solutions tailored to your specific site circumstances. One of those solutions is SOX, a bioengineered erosion control system. Superior Groundcover, Inc. is a certified service provider for SOX Erosion Solutions. DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX begin to immediately protect lake banks from erosion upon installation as a result of their durable double layer of knitted polyethylene containment mesh and dependable anchoring installation process.
How SOX Lake Bank Erosion Control Works
There are 5 steps to our SOX lake bank erosion control process.
1. Inquire with Superior
Is your commercial, residential, or municipal lake shoreline experiencing deterioration? Send us a message today. We’d be happy to stop by for a site visit and offer a solution and budget for your specific project. We offer both DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX, which are ideal for use near water. Both are filled with a custom blend of growing media, including sand, topsoil, and organics and are vegetated with seed, plantings, or sod. While they do have different deployment methods, we are happy to help you determine which erosion control solution is ideal for your lake bank.
2. Schedule Install Date
Once we’ve determined the amount of SOX material, components, and logistics necessary for your lake bank project, and you’ve accepted our formal proposal, we will contact you to set up an installation date.
3. Site Prep & SOX Installation
Superior Groundcover will prepare the work area ahead of time, including scheduling MISS DIG to flag underground utilities, identifying drainage outlet pipes, and removing any debris in the project area. On the installation day, our Superior team will arrive with your DredgeSOX or ShoreSOX and begin the install, properly deploying the SOX containment system and components along your lake bank, ensuring its longevity and durability for years to come.
4. Fill with Substrate & Vegetate
Once the Sox containment system is securely in place, our team will fill the DredgeSOX or ShoreSOX with our custom backfill material, contouring it to your existing shoreline. Finally, Superior Groundcover will vegetate the bioengineered erosion control system and surrounding area to blend in with the natural lakeshore surroundings. Depending on your site, we may use native plantings, water plants, sod, or a hydroseeding process with custom seed mixes and specialized additives to establish a natural, long lasting erosion protection solution!
5. Immediately Enjoy Your Stabilized Lake Bank
DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX work to instantly provide protection, giving commercial and residential property owners more peace of mind that their lake shoreline is effectively protected from erosion, maintaining your property’s value and aesthetics.
Who Needs SOX Lake Bank Erosion Control?
- Lakeshore homeowners: An eroding lake shoreline can lead to some serious issues. Property recession from an eroding lake bank can lead to a decrease in property value as well as usable land. DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX restore and reclaim lake banks extremely efficiently, giving you peace of mind and a stunning, stable lakeshore to enjoy for years to come.
- Lakeshore commercial property owners: Natural erosion from waves and wind can batter away lake shorelines, leaving them exposed and more susceptible to flooding. Lake bank erosion control solutions like DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX can ensure that your lake is protected from erosion, which can impact property values or affect activities you offer, like fishing or boating.
- Municipalities: Are you in charge of protecting state or city land from withering away? DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX are a must—they are affordable, durable, and begin to protect lake banks immediately upon installation.
Benefits of SOX Lake Bank Erosion Control
There are many reasons why SOX lake bank erosion control is the best choice, including:
When installed by Superior’s team of professionals, DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX are quick to install, providing your lake shoreline immediate protection from erosion.
DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX are noninvasive, utilizing natural fill materials and native vegetation from local sources, making them a sustainable erosion control solution! DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX do not have a negative impact on the environment they’re placed in like other forms of erosion control, such as concrete or steel barriers, which penetrate and disturb the ground and surrounding ecosystem.
DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX are made of extremely durable material, providing lake bank erosion control for years to come.
In comparison to other hard forms of lake bank stabilization and erosion control, like boulders, concrete, wood, or steel, DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX are very affordable. Costs are kept down due to the simplicity of the installation as well as utilizing natural materials readily available and sourced near the installation site.
Cost of Lake Bank Erosion Control
Investing in lake bank erosion control is much more cost effective in comparison to paying for your lake’s shoreline to undergo restoration efforts due to extreme erosion. Factors that impact the cost of lake bank erosion control include:
Size of lakeshore: The size of your lake bank will determine how much erosion control material is required. A larger shoreline will require more protective material.
Difficulty of installation: A hard-to-reach or significantly sloped lake bank may incur a higher cost due to the difficulty of the installation.
DIY vs. Professional Lake Bank Erosion Control
Get Quick, Thorough Protection with Professional Lake Bank Erosion Control
DIY lake bank erosion control is a laborious, long process. Our team are experts at installing high-quality lake bank erosion control solutions like DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX. Not only are you receiving immediate erosion control upon installation, but you are also ensuring your lake’s shoreline is thoroughly protected, with no gaps or areas left uncovered.
Lake Bank Erosion Control
Local Lake Bank Erosion Control by Superior Groundcover
Superior Groundcover has been providing erosion control solutions for over 20 years. We understand the importance of impeccable installation and use the highest quality of materials to ensure your lake bank will be protected for years to come.
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We are happy to provide you with a free estimate on your residential, commercial, or municipal lake bank erosion control project. Send us a message today to learn more.
Lake Bank Erosion Control
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When a lake bank begins to erode, it can cause damage to its ecosystem as well as the surrounding environment. Without a sturdy, protected shoreline, a lake can easily overflow during a heavy rainstorm, leading to flooding and further erosion. Unprotected shorelines are expensive issues waiting to happen—mitigate damage and reparative costs with Superior Groundcover.