Michigan Rock Supplier – Natural Seawalls and Retaining Walls

Michigan Rock Supplier – Natural Seawalls and Retaining Walls

MI Seawalls is a landscape stone supply company based in Three Rivers, Michigan. MI Seawalls supplies a wide range of Boulders, wall rocks, limestone, granite, cobble stone and a large assortment of garden stones and boulderoutcropping rocks and landscape supplies. Landscape boulders have become the #1 choice for retaining walls, waterfalls and sea walls. Boulders are the #1 selling natural landscaping stone in Michigan, We deliver boulders daily all across Michigan and Indiana.

We dig our own Michigan fieldstone granite boulders, and have delivered millions of pounds of rock throughout Michigan and Indiana.

So before your next landscape project, get a price from us for all your landscaping rock, boulders and landscape supplies.

One of the services that MI Seawalls Company takes great pride in is designing and building natural sea walls in Michigan. Sea walls act as a protection buffer between your shoreline property and the endless waves from boats and personal watercraft that can cause soil erosion and damage to your waterfront.

Our fieldstone for these custom projects comes directly from decades’ to century old stone piles our family’s Sesquicentennial farm in St. Joseph County. Not only are you getting a getting a naturally beautiful sea wall for your lakefront property, you are getting a bit of 150 year-old heritage from our family as well.

We would love to speak with you and come out and walk your shoreline together. We also have our own photos of completed sea wall projects that we can share with you as well. We want to work closely with you to design the waterfront of your dreams that is unique to your family and truly enhances the natural beauty of your property.

CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION AND ESTIMATE: (269) 625-4624

Seawalls – Retaining Walls – Michigan – Indiana

Cottage Care is a Seawall Company that takes great pride in is designing and building natural sea walls in Michigan. Sea walls act as a protection buffer between your shoreline property and the endless waves from boats and personal watercraft that can cause soil erosion and damage to your waterfront.

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Our fieldstone for these custom projects comes directly from decades’ to century old stone piles our family’s Sesquicentennial farm in St. Joseph County. Not only are you getting a getting a naturally beautiful sea wall for your lakefront property, you are getting a bit of 150 year-old heritage from our family as well.

With Summer fully underway, we understand a construction project of this size would be disruptive to the memories yet to be made with friends and family coming to spend time with you at the lake. But as you cruise along the lake this summer, take a closer look at the variety of sea walls on other properties and even take some pictures of ones that really stood out to you.

We would love to speak with you and come out and walk your shoreline together. We also have our own photos of completed sea wall projects that we can share with you as well. We want to work closely with you to design the waterfront of your dreams that is unique to your family and truly enhances the natural beauty of your property.

Contact Us Today for an Seawall or Retaining Wall for your Property: (269) 625-4624

 

Landscape Design St. Joseph County MI – Lake Templene

Landscape Design St. Joseph County MI – Lake Templene – by Cottage Care Company

 

Before:

This was a fairly large backyard creation job. When first viewing the property and examining the site, we saw many opportunities to improve the usefulness of the backyard space. There was no room for activities with no level areas. Everything was sloping downhill, including the old Rail Road ties holding back the dirt for the walls. The wood was beginning to rot and this yard needed some major help to become what a lake house back yard should look like. We wanted to transform the yard with multi level use. Having a North beach, South Beach, a place to store the boat lift and docks, followed by a large fire pit area.

After some measurements were noted, ideas started flowing, a sitemap was drawn, agreements were signed, and the project was underway. The work was completed in 3 steps to insure that the customer was 100% satisfied.

1st step was the excavation of the 120+ yards of dirt that would need to be removed along with the wooden railroad ties. 1 large pine tree was also removed.

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2nd step was installing all the retaining walls and proper crushed gravel for proper drainage.

It is important to make sure the yard will drain properly now that the land has been disturbed. To ensure proper drainage, 1.5’ of crushed gravel was added at the base of the new boulder retaining walls.

Then the walls are constructed from the bottom up starting at the lowest levels first. Biggest boulders are placed first for firm foundation and used for other recreation ideas. Starting at the North beach and building to the south, ending at the south beach.

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3rd step was to complete the detail work such as the granite floor, concrete pillars, steps, adding top soil and final touches.

Between each beach will be a landing area to place items such as coolers, picnic tables, gear, wake boards and other water activity supplies. During the Winter months this area can be used for storing the boat lift, jet ski lift, and the entire dock making the land much more useful.

Following the boulder retaining wall installation comes the concrete block wall, installing the steps starting from the bottom working upward. Next we haul in the granite floor slabs and cut to shape when necessary to make a nice tight fit. There are other small miscellaneous such as adding Gator Dust made by Alliance in all the patio floor cracks.

Finally after the retaining walls are set, steps are installed, patio area and pavers have the proper material and are level, with all the previous steps are completed, the final stage is to fully complete the Fire Pit Patio area, add two pillars for plants, leveling off the land, adding topsoil, followed by some straw to hold to moisture for grass to grow.

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A customer can choose from several different options of block sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. Here are several of the choices to choose along with many more not pictured. The floor here is a granite type rock that is cut into large slabs and is very heavy to handle but is very sturdy and will last forever. Often times we use basic patio blocks all of which the customer can decide which route to go. It is key to remember what materials go under the patio floor. Making sure the patio drains properly and securing the pavers from any movement can be prevented by adding the proper amount of limestone followed by a final layer of sand.

This project too approximately one month and was completed in the fall of 2017. In all, the property was very old and outdated. It needed a face lift just like we gave it. In the beginning, there was only 2 areas to recreate which was around a old fire pit and a lower patio that was about to cave in. We transformed the property to now have 5 or 6 areas for people to hangout and recreate. A small garden was even added on the side. No longer with guests be tipping over in their chairs because of the hill incline.  It was incredible to have been able to be part of a project like this and have several others lined up for 2018 already.

Cottage Care Co. is a property management company providing Southwestern Michigan and Northern Indiana with landscape design, seawall and retaining walls, small excavation, patio installation, lawn care & more services. This project was completed on Lake Templene in St. Joseph Co. MI in 2017.

Call Today for a FREE Estimate: (269) 625-4624

Rock Seawalls in Michigan – Boulder Seawalls in Michigan

Rock Seawalls in Michigan – Boulder Seawalls in Michigan by Cottage Care Company in Three Rivers Michigan.

One of the services that Cottage Care Company takes great pride in is designing and building natural sea walls in Michigan. Sea walls act as a protection buffer between your shoreline property and the endless waves from boats and personal watercraft that can cause soil erosion and damage to your waterfront.

Our fieldstone for these custom projects comes directly from decades’ to century old stone piles our family’s Sesquicentennial farm in St. Joseph County. Not only are you getting a getting a naturally beautiful sea wall for your lakefront property, you are getting a bit of 150 year-old heritage from our family as well.

With Summer fully underway, we understand a construction project of this size would be disruptive to the memories yet to be made with friends and family coming to spend time with you at the lake. But as you cruise along the lake this summer, take a closer look at the variety of sea walls on other properties and even take some pictures of ones that really stood out to you.

We would love to speak with you and come out and walk your shoreline together. We also have our own photos of completed sea wall projects that we can share with you as well. We want to work closely with you to design the waterfront of your dreams that is unique to your family and truly enhances the natural beauty of your property.

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Contact us today to get a free estimate on a natural sea walls in Michigan and Indiana and start sharing ideas!

Cottage Care Co. (269) 625-4624

Michigan Dock Washing Company – World of Washing

Michigan Dock Washing Company – World of Washing

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Instantly Liven Up Your Waterfront With a “New” Dock

Does your wooden dock look old, washed out and weathered from years of hot, direct sunlight and thousands of wet and sandy footsteps – or dog prints? While your dock may still be in good and safe condition for use, giving it a quick facelift this summer can instantly liven up the looks of your waterfront property!

You will be very pleasantly surprised to know that Cottage Care Company is a Michigan Dock Washing Company that has several effective solutions to breathing new life into an old dock. All of our cleaners are completely biodegradable and “lake safe”, and are applied at an exact rate for zero waste or environmental pollution.

Our custom cleaning services are excellent for demolding green algae or black mold which is commonly found on docks. We also utilize environmentally safe stripping agents to remove old stain and apply weathered wood cleaner to brighten the dock wood to its natural color. Be prepared when friends and family ask if you put in a new dock this year, because the results are that spectacular!

All of our treatment and sealant options are designed to extend the maximum life of the wood, so this isn’t a project you will need to keep repeating year after year. We also offer a variety of stain and sealant choices to choose from to really customize the look of your dock to better match the uniqueness of your waterfront property.

This is a project we have great experience with and can quickly update the look of your dock in only a matter of hours. Weather permitting, we can make your dock look just like new well before company arrives for the upcoming weekend!

Please contact us to come out and give you a free custom quote on your dock, and walk through the various wood stains and sealants that are available to you. Does your dock also have a deck with multiple levels or railings? We would be very happy to provide a quality solution to breathe life back into all of your weathered wood!

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Call today for a FREE Estimate: Cottage Care Company – Michigan Dock Washing Experts: 269-625-4624

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