Techny Drain, a focal point of the Covenant Village of Northbrook, was in need of streambank stabilization after the 40 year-old timber retaining wall began to fail. Cost and aesthetics were an important part of the drain restoration, which passes through the front of the retirement community’s property. A number of different designs and elements were used to achieve both an aesthetically pleasing look as well as one that was cost effective. The elements included limestone slabs, gabion baskets and landscaping boulders.

The Details


Northbrook, Illinois

Construction Cost/Fee

$250 thousand / $35 thousand


Covenant Village