Waterfront property provides you with opportunities to enjoy the sights and sounds of the water anytime you want. When you purchase a piece of waterfront property, there are a variety of things you can do to make the most of it. Here are a few updates you may want to make to your property to ensure you are able to enjoy it as much as you possibly can.
1. Install a Seawall Along the Edge of the Shore
Water washing onto the shore of your property can cause it to erode and wash away over time. By having a seawall created, you can keep the property from deteriorating over time. You can choose between using wood or riprap for your seawall. Both options will need to be backfilled to ensure the soil stays in place and the wall does not collapse when waves crash into it.
When you meet with a contractor to find out what options are available to you, be sure to determine how long you want the seawall to be. Some people choose to only have the seawall span a few hundred feet of their property that is exposed to waves frequently. Whereas, other property owners choose to have the entire span of their property protected with a seawall.
2. Create a Child-Friendly Beach Area
Sandy areas are great for picnicking, playing games and building sandcastles. If you have children in your family, consider having a beach area created on the edge of the property for them to play in. When the beach area is created, all grass will need to be removed from the area. Then, a weed barrier will be put down to prevent weeds from growing up through the sand in the future.
To create a beautiful, eye-catching look, be sure to have pure white sand added to the beach area. Sand is typically sold in massive quantities, so take the time to determine how many square feet you want to cover with sand before ordering it.
3. Build a Boathouse
A boathouse is a great feature to add to a waterfront property because it provides you with a place to store your boat when you are not using it. Consider having a boat lift installed in the boathouse so that you can pull your boat out of the water when it is not being used. Boat lifts need to be installed by professionals to ensure that they are installed properly.
Also, you may want to consider having entertainment space built into the boathouse. You can have a bar, storage shed and bathing deck all created in the boathouse so you can entertain guests with ease. You’ll also have added space to store items when you are not entertaining.
4. Install a Water Ramp
Boating is one of the best parts of owning a waterfront property. When you want to take your boat in and out of the water, it is best to have a ramp to back your boat trailer onto. That way, you will have an easier time transporting and storing your boat.
The ramp needs to be installed at a certain angle for you to easily maneuver your trailer and boat. You will want to rely on a professional contractor to assess your property and install a functional ramp for your property.
When you’re ready for an upgrade, trust the team at Edgewater Marine Construction, Inc. to improve your property. Our experienced marine contractors can help you customize your waterfront property to suit your family’s specific needs. Contact us for more information on our products and services or to schedule a consultation.