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Bulkhead

We knew when we bought our fixer-upper historic log cabin ten years ago that we would need a new bulkhead sooner than we’d like.Β  Next to having to rip the entire roof off of the house, this was the biggest home improvement project we have completed.Β  The old cement bulkhead was beginning to fall off into the lake, and much of our lakefront property had eroded.Β  Although it was a huge job, I am happy the original bulkhead hung in there for almost a decade!

The picture below shows the old cement bulkhead:

The old cement bulkhead had to be broken up and hauled out to the dumpster in our driveway:

The new posts were driven into the lakebed:

You can see how much of the land eroded that we gained back with the new bulkhead:

Huge truckloads of dirt were delivered and dumped in the driveway:

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The construction company had to take down our fence and use trucks and bobcats to transport materials in and out of the lakefront area, which meant leash-walking all the dogs while the project was underway.

“Dead-men” posts were set back into the property threaded with rebar anchor rods to hold the bulkhead in place:

Dirt was then hauled to the lakeside and back-filled to the new bulkhead:

It was a stressful (and messy!) time, but I am relieved that the new bulkhead is completed!

New wooden bulkhead:

Before/After:

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Bulkhead

  1. OMD! That is so cool. I have always wondered how they made those along the lakefront properties. I’m sure y’all will really enjoy the summer now!

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