Shoreline Services

Hollembeak Construction specializes in shoreline reclamation and ravine stabilization.

Shore features provide unique landscapes, breathtaking scenery, and serene privacy for many golf courses and private estates on Chicago’s North Shore. Despite their beauty, they contain hidden risks when not maintained properly. Erosion caused by storm water runoff and many other factors can lead to ravine or bluff failure. Repairing these failures is another of our specialties. Working with local geologists and engineers, Hollembeak Construction will find a solution that is both effective and aesthetically pleasing and that complements your property. Don’t let these valuable landscapes slip away.

Stabilization Services

Shoreline Stabilization

Hollembeak Construction specializes in all types of shoreline restoration. Pond bank erosion is a common problem at many golf courses and can be caused by wave action, ice shear, animal damage, slow drawdown time, and a number of other factors. Hollembeak Construction will create a custom solution to reclaim and/or protect your shoreline from erosion. Choosing from a multitude of materials custom tailored to your needs, Hollembeak Construction will find a solution that is both effective and aesthetically pleasing and that complements the design of your course.

Land Slide Repair

On courses that feature lakefront or beachfront property or contain ravines and high bluffs like those found on the North Shore of Chicago, failure of these features is always a possibility. Stabilization and repair of these large features requires special expertise, and Hollembeak Construction has extensive experience working with these valuable but sometimes unpredictable natural assets.

Stabilization or modification of natural features is often regulated by state and federal laws, and Hollembeak does its research, guaranteeing that you will always be in compliance with the relevant laws. Call us for a site inspection, and we’ll always give you a straightforward assessment of your needs.

Shoreacres Shoreline Restoration

We spent the tail end of 2016 and first half of 2017 working on a huge, multi-phase shoreline stabilization project at Shoreacres Golf Club in Lake Bluff, IL. To date, it is the most ambitious and challenging project we’ve ever been involved with. We served as general contractor for the whole project, which involved several large steps:
Clearing vegetation
Repairing the seawall
Stabilizing the existing bluff
Shoreline armor
Planting vegetation

The project started in November and was completed in June under budget and with time to spare, with no interruption in the regular golfing season. Instead of the competing proposal of a soil-only plan, we value-engineered the project using stone as a better stabilizer with a soil cap, saving millions of dollars in the process. Stewardship of the project continues with promoting native species and removing invasive species, so the future natural beauty of the bluff can be assured.

Speaking of beauty, check out the video we put together of the project in progress! It truly was an outstanding opportunity, and we are humbled and honored to have been a part of it.