At Kroeger Marine, our goal is to protect your greatest property asset—your shoreline.
QUALITY + EXCELLENCE
A Beautiful, Healthy Shoreline Begins With Kroeger Marine.
The greatest problem plaguing lakefront property owners today on Lake Keowee, Lake Hartwell, and surrounding areas is bank erosion – the gradual wearing and dissipation of shoreline. Every lake and every shoreline is different and erosion can result in property loss, tree and ground cover loss, stained (muddy) water, and eventual structural failure. So, preventative erosion control is the easiest and least expensive approach to maintaining a beautiful and healthy shoreline.
Solving Shoreline Erosion
our team has spent years designing and developing leading erosion control techniques.
engineering proper solutions catered to you requires:
Diagnosis of lake conditions and understanding lake processes
assessment of what is happening on the land
Proper Construction and/or maintenance of erosion control systems
landscape practices that are healthy for the lake
INTEGRITY + INGENUITY
The Benefits Of Erosion Control
Bank erosion can lead to property loss, fallen trees, and stained (muddy) water, all of which, besides being just plain unsightly, take away from your lakefront investment. There are a variety of ways to prevent this from occurring, including the term you may have heard referred to as Riprap. Shoreline stabilization, erosion control, and riprap all refer to the various treatments used to prevent the lakefront property from eroding and you from losing value on your investment. Of course, having all of this work done involves various heavy machinery and a team of skilled installers to do it right. That’s why having it installed by barge is far better, that way all of the work is carried out by water from the barge and not from the land side of your property, preventing any potential damage to your hardscapes and landscapes.
Schedule a shoreline evaluation now to protect your lake home investment.SCHEDULE NOW
Choosing Your Riprap
There are a variety of applications to suit personal tastes as well as meet specific community requirements for these projects. We have several types of stone including Oconee Prime, Granite, and Georgia Green. We use natural stone which yields color variations that make your shoreline uniquely yours and caters specifically to your property.
If it’s hard to picture all of this, have a look at the riprap gallery for more examples of each one. To finish out a job, the rock is “laser shot” to ensure it has a straight-line top edge, a purely aesthetic touch to make sure it looks great. We also remove any trees and underbrush that have been disturbed during the installation process, leaving your shoreline looking well maintained and well protected for years to come.
A boulder mix of locally-derived stone of varied texture, color, and size. Using Oconee Prime for your shoreline will result in a cool-toned completed look with warm tones mixed in.
Benefit: Oconee Prime gives your shoreline a much more natural look to it and the mosaic-like appearance provides great protection from erosion, while being aesthetically pleasing. The use of this stone is also allowed in all design-regulated communities.
A coarse grained and generally igneous rock of even texture and light color, composed chiefly of quartz and feldspars. Depending on the feldspar present, granite may be dark or light gray in color.
Benefit: Granite is strong enough to withstand most abrasions, large weights, resist weather conditions and accept varnishes. The use of this stone is also very cost-effective.
A larger boulder mix of rocks derived out of Georgia with varied texture, color, and size. Given by the name, Georgia Green rocks contain enough particles of green mica to produce an overall warm-toned look with blues and greens mixed in.
Benefit: Georgia Green is considered a prestigious material because of its elegance, durability, and quality, while keeping a natural, aesthetic look to your shoreline. The use of this stone is also allowed in all design-regulated communities.
You’ll need a permit for this type of project, and we can help with that too. The permitting process is different depending on which lake you are on, but we have folks with years of experience on Lakes Keowee and Hartwell, as well as other surrounding lakes.VIEW PERMITTING PROCESS