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Lakewall in Lake Palestine, Texas


Lake Palestine is a beautiful freshwater lake in northeast Texas, part of the Neches River system.

The area was developed in the early 1960s, and many of the properties utilized now somewhat dated riprap “walls” for shoreline protection.

Though they can be effective, riprap systems on their own require more real estate than a seawall, and make it more difficult to quickly level off the land behind the rickrap installation. Used together, however, they can create an attractive and effective erosion control system.

A Hybrid Riprap and ESP Vinyl Sheet Piling Solution

To “shore up” their property, homeowners in Lake Palestine, Texas recently called in ESP to anchor their riprap wall with a modern, affordable, and lasting lakewall solution.

For the job, ESP engineers concluded that vinyl sheet piling was the overall best fit for the project. Specifically, the ESP vinyl 4.1 was selected for its overall strength and versatility.

As noted in our recent floodwall project case study, the unique compact section properties of the ESP 4.1 provide a “stiffer nail” for driving into the shoreline soil.

Professional Lakewalls Installed On Budget & On Time

Before the new vinyl wall could be installed, however, it was necessary to first remove all the existing riprap. After installation, some of the riprap was returned to the front of the wall to re-create the previous shore-like appearance. In this way, new usable backyard real estate created by the vinyl wall was not affected.

Despite this additional challenge, the project stayed on budget. The entire project start to finish took only two weeks to complete.

We invite you to check out our photo gallery from the Lake Palestine project:

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If you are looking for erosion control solutions in the Lake Palestine, Texas area, or for that matter—anywhere in the world—we are here to help!  Just give us a call at 1-800-687-0036 or contact us for more information!

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