Seawall Services

Seawall Services in McHenry, Illinois

Seawalls, backed by a team of highly skilled and friendly professionals., Seawalls Unlimited offers functional and aesthetically pleasing solutions to a run down or eroding shoreline!

Shoreline erosion is only to be expected over time.  It is a natural process that is constantly evolving the terrain, rivers, lakes and streams as well as the bodies of water themselves.  Our various seawall installation services will help protect and preserve your property while also taking the natural environment into consideration.

Seawall Services by Captain Rod's Boat Lift and Pier ServiceSteel Seawalls

A very popular option for preventing erosion. With that being said our approach is very detailed and accurate. We use a variety of mechanisms; 7 to 5 gauge steel, galvanized steel and 3 ¼”  round stock for tie back rods. Our Deadman process is steel and concrete based. We then backfill with #8 stone and finish  with topsoil, seed, and straw blanket.


The process of  laying or stacking stones  to prevent the run-off that often occurs when  living near a shoreline. This then protects the shoreline itself from excessive wake or stormy weather. Our method included very large pieces of limestone. Each individual piece averages in size from 1,000lbs to 1,800lbs. These rocks are then layered together to  fit into the natural landscape. These forms of seawall are best for low traffic, and low wake areas. Outcropping is also very popular for landscape and other alternatives on properties.

Rip Rap

Applicable to variety of different shoreline conditions, rip-rap uses fractured limestone pieces that range in size from 3”-12” in diameter. The smaller sizes are for ponds or no wake areas and the larger sizes for river shorelines and inland lake shorelines. This is a very cost efficient way to protect your shoreline! Our dedicated team will excavate your property to the proper grade and  install filter fabric to protect growth underneath the rocks. When rip-rap is placed on stop erosion will not occur.

Permanent Piers

All permanent piers are made with 4” OD piping ¼” with a  frame made up of 4x4x1/4” angles. These piers are then welded together to create one solid structure.  No adjustable collars or moving parts needed!  All pipes are capped and covered with PVC . We customize the deck with input from our  customers. Several decking choices are available upon request. Pricing may vary

Seawall Installation by Captain Rod's Boat Lift and Pier ServiceInstallation & Repair

Our team of foreman are dedicated to perform any and all necessary repairs. Including repairs to your piers or various seawalls no matter what. We  will come to your home or waterside property, regardless of whether or not we were the one’s to initially design, build or install.  Your satisfaction is our highest priority!


Call us today at (815) 759-9134 for all your Seawall needs in McHenry, IL!