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Shoreline Stabilization

Kerr Environmental Services (KES) has taken an active role in shoreline stabilization in the Tidewater region of Virginia to assist property owners protect their valuable shorelines and land-based infrastructure. KES utilizes “green” shoreline applications, when appropriate, to stabilize eroding or failing shorelines to inhibit shoreline loss and enhance water quality. KES’s water resources engineers utilize project experience with past designs as well as applying new innovative techniques to provide the best shoreline stabilization application for each individual project. Initially, our engineers assess the conditions and document the existing slope and determine reasons it may be failing. In most cases, a geotechnical study is performed to determine and document the existing slope stability. Once the existing shoreline has been assessed, KES conducts an alternatives analysis to determine the most feasible and practicable solution for the site. Typically, a “green” shoreline stabilization will cost the same or less than a traditional “hard” solution such as riprap or shoreline hardening. The most acceptable alternative is then selected and KES designs the appropriate stabilization and prepares construction documents for municipality approval. KES works with the Client, local, state and federal agencies, and contractors to find the best solution for each project. KES takes pride in providing shoreline solutions that minimize impacts to the environment and most projects enhance the quality of the water and shoreline which we are protecting. KES also ensures appropriate permits are obtained from respective agencies including compliance with the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, when applicable.

Town Center Condominiums, Shoreline Stabilization Assessment, Design, Permitting and Construction Services, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Salem Lakes Park, Shoreline Stabilization Alternatives Analysis and Cost Estimating, Department of Parks and Recreation, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Woodstock Cove Park, Shoreline Stabilization Alternatives Analysis and Cost Estimating, Department of Parks and Recreation, Virginia Beach, Virginia