Marine Rip Rap Palma Sola – Installation and Repair

Control Shoreline Erosion in Palma Sola with Rip Rap

If you are in Palma Sola and are looking to control shoreline erosion, rip rap may be the solution you need.  Rip rap is natural rock placed along shorelines, stream-beds, bridge foundations, pilings, steep slopes, and other shoreline structures to prevent water erosion. Also known as shot rock, rock armor or rubble, it is commonly used throughout Florida due to its natural beauty, strength, and layer of protection it provides. If you feel rip rap will suit your needs, give us a call.  We have installed and repaired rip rap in Palma Sola and throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties for more than 30 years.  Our professionals install stone that is natural looking, long lasting, and environmentally friendly. As a fully licensed contractor we handle all aspects of your installation from pulling permits to design and construction. We employ only the best team of skilled contractors that possess the specific knowledge for any size commercial or residential project.

Is Rip Rap Easy to Maintain?

Rip rap is easy to maintain. The stones used are self-adjusting to settlement and movement. If you have your wall inspected annually and repaired when required, rip rap will stand the test of time.  If rip rap is damaged during a strong storm or hurricane, ensure that the wall is inspected and repaired if needed.  Additional benefits include:

  • Helps Prevent Erosion – Rip rap absorbs waves coming in towards your property reducing erosion.
  • Is Aesthetically Pleasing – Rip rap is aesthetically pleasing. The stones give your shoreline a finished look.
  • Looks Natural – Rip rap arranged along the shoreline looks natural.
  • Creates a Natural Habitat for Wildlife – Provides a habitat for marine life and is commonly used by oysters, crabs and fish.
  • Repairs are Easier – If minor damage occurs, it can be repaired easily by replacing stones.
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How Long Does Rip Rap Last?

Rip rap is designed to be both durable and long lasting.  A properly maintained rip rap wall can last decades.  The rocks utilized are sized from 6 to 12 inches in diameter to ensure the eroded area is covered and the rocks remain permanently in place. A rip rap wall that is not properly maintained will have a shorter lifespan.


For Professional Marine Rip Rap Installation or Repair in Palma Sola, Contact Us Today

Wood Dock & Seawall has been serving Sarasota and Manatee counties since 1987. We are committed to delivering the highest quality products and the best customer service in the industry. You can count on us for professional service throughout your installation or repair. Contact us today.

Great experience! Joey was very knowledgeable and helpful from the begging of the estimate, layout,design to the construction and completion of the project. Debbie was terrific with the communication between crews, billing, permitting departments, returned calls and emails promptly through out the process. Great family business to work with we are thrilled with the end result!

Mike H

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Rip Rap Palma Sola
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Areas We Service

Manatee County

Anna Maria Island, Bayshore Gardens, Braden River, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Bradenton East, Cortez, Ellenton, Holmes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Oneco, Palmetto, Palma Sola, Parrish, Samoset, Snead Island, South Bradenton, Memphis, West Bradenton, Whitfield

Sarasota County

Bee Ridge, Bird Key, Casey Key, Fruitville, Gulf Gate Estates, Kensington Park, Laurel, Lido Key,  Nokomis, North Sarasota, Osprey, Plantation, Sarasota , Sarasota Springs, Siesta Key, South Sarasota, South Venice, St Armands Key, Tallevast, The Meadows, University Park