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What We Do

We build pleasing, long-lasting, seawalls. The material we use is vinyl; you choose the color: gray, tan, or slate. Your new seawall will be built to the highest quality and outlast any other product.

Why You Should Choose Our Seawalls

We have been installing seawalls in western Michigan for over 6 years. Engineering a seawall design which will ensure long-lasting shoreline protection and withstand the harsh ice forces of winter has taken years to perfect. Along the way, we have worked with sheet piling material of different structural capabilities and lengths, various backfill compositions ranging from sand to engineered concretes, and a variety of tieback anchors to provide the necessary tension forces. We have experienced lakebed compositions from the hardest clays to the softest silts and somewhere in between. We own the equipment necessary to drive your sheet piling deep down into whatever lakebed composition you have, ensuring maximum toe penetration and wall stability is achieved.

Don’t be fooled, no two seawalls are the same! There are a multitude of parameters which affect the final design of a seawall (lakebed composition, wall height, sheet pile length and section modulus, cap style, backfill type, and ice push severity), but you can trust in us to recognize these differences when we build your wall.

From the initial permitting of the job with the DEQ all the way to the final grading of your yard, you can rest assured knowing that you are working with the finest seawall construction company in the state of Michigan. In fact, we are so confident that our seawalls will last, we back them up with a 50 year guarantee against failures, including ice push. We are the first to guarantee our walls and we are the only ones that will make that statement. Don’t settle when you can have the best!

FAQs About Our Seawalls

Do you have customers I can contact as references?

Yes, customer references are available upon request, just send us an email: billdean@docksbydean.com or call: (616) 437-1789.

How many seawalls have you done and how long have you been installing them?

We’ve installed over 200 seawalls in western Michigan over the past 6 years, and we average 30 or more seawall installations each year.

What manufacture(s) do you use?

We use sheet piling from the leading manufacture, Crane Materials Inc. in Atlanta, GA; and we also use Everlast Seawall material. Both companies are the best in the industry and have the warranties to back that up.

Watch a video on ShoreGuard, the sheet piling we use from Crane Materials Inc.

Will the vinyl fade? How long do you guarantee against fading?

The vinyl we use is guaranteed to not fade for 50 years. The products from both Crane Materials Inc. and Everlast are UV-stable and will not fade in the Summer sun.

What does your guarantee cover and for how long? Does it cover ice push?

We will guarantee your new seawall for 50 years or the life that you own your property. Our guarantee covers the main structure of the wall from movement and that includes ice push. If your new wall moves we will come back and reset the part that moved.

We can build you a dock made from wood and aluminum. Our clean, quality designs leave no protruding nails or screws. Our docks are universal— they can be configured specifically for your location and needs.

Brands We Carry

Seasonal

Before Winter rolls in call us, we’ll get your boat, dock, and lift out of the water. Our winterization services include: oil changes, filter cleaning or replacement, and filling the engine with RV Antifreeze. If you need a place to store your boat for the winter we can do that as well. Make one call and have all your water-front equipment removed for the Winter and reinstalled in the Spring.

Lifts

We carry a wide variety of lifts and accessories, from Hydraulic to Vertical to Cantilever. If cranking your lift by hand does not interest you we can install a solar powered motor and with a push of a button your lift will do the work for you. We can provide lifts for all weight classes from 800 lbs. to 20,000 lbs. If you need it, we carry it. We have every top brand name:

Brands We Carry

Our Guarantee

We guarantee our Seawalls for up to 50 years, including damage from ice push.
We’ll fix damage which is not from abuse or “acts of God” while you own the property.

Service Estimates

Contact us for an estimate or for answers to any questions you have. We’ll gladly give you an estimate in-person, even at your place, where we can show what products and services we think will work best for you.

Our Past Work

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        Contact Us

        Locations

        Retail Store
        8336 Mason Dr (M-37)
        Newaygo, MI 49337
        Work Facility
        9366 Mason Dr. (M-37)
        Newaygo, MI 49337
        Home Office
        1810 E. 88th Street
        Newaygo, MI 49337

        Phone & Email

        Bill Dean
        Brian Nachtegall
        Thomas Preston, Mechanical Engineer

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