Hutchison Stone Revetment

The Hutchisons wanted a more natural shoreline than a vertical seawall. They hired Fender Marine Construction to design and build this eco-friendly stone revetment in the City of Orlando, Florida. The permitting was difficult as the owner of the bottom of the lake was not the Hutchisons. It was across the lake from Harry P. Leu Gardens and we had to find the last of his ancestors to sign a release to allow us to install the rock revetment on their lakefront shoreline. The system Fender Marine Construction uses for stone revetments or rock revetments is to first grade the existing shoreline to a 3:1 slope. Next we install a #57 size lime stone approximately 8” to 12” thick, followed by the 8” to 24” size quarried Florida Field stone revetment. This project also required the beneficial planting of native Florida water plants. The revetment is still holding strong some 8 years later after several hurricanes.