Erosion can happen to any shoreline or area exposed to flowing water. The concentrated flow of water and the energy of waves can cause significant damage in a rather quick period of time. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent erosion, even along shorelines that are exposed to strong waves and water flow. One of these erosion-prevention techniques is the use of riprap.
Riprap is a manmade structure that’s built with piled-up rocks used as a lining or a retaining wall. This wall prevents the land from eroding due to the moving water. The stones used to form rip raps are extremely durable and can be used in many different ways. Since the stone is so versatile, determining the size you need may be a bit challenging. Here is a guide that will help you better understand rip rap stone sizing.
Delta Aggregate wants to take a moment to remind you of the many ways you benefit from utilizing our property protection services. We specialize in using the highest quality rock materials to protect everything from shorelines to residential homes. Our base of operations is Immokalee, Florida, and there is no project that is too big or too small for us.
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If you’ve been walking along the seashore, you might have noticed some of the impressive rock formations that are created by the natural process of erosion. Perhaps you’ve seen man-made rock formations that contain just as much beauty. And finally, you notice the grains of sand and pebbles that have found their way into your footwear. While that last one can be somewhat of an inconvenience, the formations you’re in awe of can be appropriated into landscaping designs to elevate the aesthetic of your home.
It’s likely that you have not heard of the incredibly effective erosion-resistant construction aggregate RipRap or RipRap Boulders. We know that this material doesn’t sound like something used in the construction industry, amongst others, but we promise it is. This incredible material with various uses and many names is worth considering if you need to protect something or build a barrier.
One of the most invigorating experiences is witnessing the beauty of the seashore. Protecting the shoreline from natural water damage known as erosion is somewhat difficult. While it’s important to safeguard the coast, it’s also important to protect the environment too.
In our line of business, which is helping you protect your assets from damages brought about by the forces of nature, we talk a lot about materials. One of the important materials for our operations is something called Rip Rap. We’ve written about this in a couple of other places, detailing the types of Rip and Rap as well as what kind of defense it provides. Let’s take another look at some of the pros and cons of using Rip Rap for retaining walls.