Rip Rap

Rip rap works by absorbing and deflecting the energy of waves before they reach the defended structure. The size and mass of the rip rap material absorbs the impact energy of waves, while the gaps between the rocks trap and slow the flow of water, lessening its ability to erode soil or structures on the coast.

Limestone rock is the preferred choice used to armor shorelines, stream beds, piling and other shoreline structures against scour or water erosion, it is used to protect coastlines and structures from erosion by the gulf, bay, and rivers. It can be used on any waterways or water containment where there is potential for water erosion.

The successful implementation of rip rap involves careful planning and meticulous attention to detail. Rip rap laid incorrectly can cause more problems than it solves.