Vacation Home on the Chesapeake Bay

The client’s primary goals were to secure the house, foundation, and the shoreline of his newly purchased vacation home on the Chesapeake Bay and to create an environmentally friendly section of shoreline to help spark the interest of his neighbors to continue this effort. The existing wooden retaining wall was failing, allowing sediment and contaminants to make their way into the Chesapeake Bay, which in turn caused pollution. While the total square footage of the walls came to 3,570 sq. ft., the project technically consisted of six individual walls. Walls on each side of a stairway had to be the exact same height. This became a challenge as we built them separately and at different times. This project won a gold award through NALP for erosion control/ ecological restoration. This project also won a distinction award through LCA for craftsmanship.