Things to Know Before Building a Lakeside Home

 

 

 

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Upstate South Carolina is growing in popularity as more and more people become aware of all this area has to offer. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this stunning location features mild climate year-round, endless wildlife to explore, and most importantly, beautiful lakeside living. So why has lakeside living become so popular amongst homeowners in the Upstate? Because it offers breathtaking views, easy access to water recreation, and peaceful tranquility, as well as a favored place for friends and family to come visit! 

However, while lakeside building does provide some benefits to the building process, it can also come with its own series of challenges. This is why it is critical to choose a builder with extensive experience in general home building as well as lakeside building specifically. 

Storm Costs

Having a home on the lake means that your home could be more susceptible to the elements, and winds and rain tend to be stronger by the water. On average, lake homes tend to require more maintenance and repair costs, so it’s a good idea for your builder to implement ways to prevent the need for future repairs during the initial build. 

High Water Table

Living by the water also means having a high water table, which increases the likelihood of mold and corrosion. With prior experience in waterside building, expert builders have an idea of what to look out for with a high water table and can provide suggestions for how to prevent home damage from standing water.

Seawall Maintenance

You may also be responsible for your home’s seawall, this is the barrier that protects your land from eroding into the water. This barrier can be made from stone, concrete, metal, or other sturdy materials. An experienced and pro-active builder can help survey the land and provide recommendations for seawall construction that could ultimately save you thousands of dollars in the long-run. 

 

Morgan-Keefe Builders is known for its craftsmanship of luxury homes around the Carolinas. If you are ready to make the move and settle in the gorgeous Upstate, our homes provide happy homeowners a fulfilling experience in beautiful communities with like-minded neighbors, closeness to bustling cities with an active nightlife, and miles of serene forests and waters to explore. Contact us today to learn more about creating your dream home. Visit morgankeefe.com.