Rip Rap New Construction
If your shoreline is eroding, any of the following events may be destabilizing your soil, resulting in erosion: fluctuating water levels, increased wave or wake action, loss of natural vegetation, and human activity. Protecting your shoreline from erosion may not require you to replace natural shoreline with a high-cost, highly engineered retaining wall or rip rap. There are affordable, low-impact methods to stabilize your shoreline and still protect property values, water quality, and habitat. Natural rock rip rap consists of coarse stones randomly and loosely placed along the shoreline. In most cases, vegetation planted in the rocks will stabilize the rip rap and improve the appearance of your shoreline.