Delta Aggregate is always on the lookout for ways to keep your home and business safe. This is especially important if you’re located near water. Riprap is a fantastic product that will help to prevent water damage. Read on to find out exactly what rip rap is, and why we love it so much!
Riprap is a rocky material that is typically placed along shoreline structures, slopes, bridge foundations, and more to help protect from water erosion. The rocks used are chosen based on need and can range from 4 inches to 2 feet in size! This natural and durable treatment is one of the best ways you can protect a building or structure from the water. The size is chosen based on the level of steepness and likelihood of flooding.
There are several different types of riprap available. The main four are type A, type B, type C, and type D. Type A is used on steep slopes. Larger pieces of limestone are placed along shorelines as they are difficult to move once placed and range from 18 to 30 inches in size. Type B riprap is also used for steep slopes but is typically smaller in size than type A. Type C is much smaller so it will not be as efficient on very steep slopes, but is a great option for smaller areas. Finally, type D is the smallest form of riprap. Since it usually measures just four inches to a foot, it is best used at the bottom of a trench.
Riprap can be used on the private sector or government projects and is used for several things. We can aid you in erosion control, ditch lining, inlets and outlets, reefs, drainage projects, erosion control, restoration and stabilization of shorelines, bridge abutment projects, pools, landscaping, and more! All of our highly qualified employees utilize state-of-the-art equipment to ensure efficiency no matter what your riprap project requires.
Delta Aggregate is your number one source in Florida to supply riprap! No project is too big or small, and we can’t wait to help you install the perfect riprap for your project. We carry Rip Rap Rock, Army Corp Rip Rap and Rock, FDOT Rip Rap, Armor Rock, Toe Rock, boulders, Ground Rock, and Jetti Rock. We are conveniently located at 9025 South Church Road in Immokalee, Florida. You can contact us by phone for questions at (815) 791-8377.