Wood Dock & Seawall

“Building the Best, Repairing the Rest”
Since 1987

Wood Dock & Seawall

“Building the Best, Repairing the Rest”
Since 1987

Marine Rip Rap Sarasota

Installation, Repair & Replacement of Rip Rap in Sarasota Since 1987

If you are searching for a licensed marine construction contractor for replacement, installation, or repair of rip rap in Sarasota, contact Wood Dock and Seawall. In business since 1987, we are one of the oldest and most experienced marine construction contractors in the area. We have installed, repaired, and replaced hundreds, if not thousands of rip rap walls throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. Whether you are a homeowner, marina or business owner that needs rip rap services, you can rest easy knowing that our team of specialists possess the specific knowledge for any size commercial or residential job.  As a fully licensed marine construction contractor we handle all aspects of your installation or repair from pulling permits to construction.

What is Rip Rap?

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. 

How Long Does Rip Rap Last?

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. At Wood Dock & Seawall, our professionals install stone that is natural looking, long lasting and environmentally friendly. A rip rap wall that is not properly maintained will have a shorter lifespan.

Rip Rap Sarasota

What are the Benefits of Rip Rap?

From protecting land from erosion to providing a natural habitat for wildlife, the 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.
  • Requires Less Upkeep and Maintenance – The stones used  are self-adjusting to settlement and movement.
  • Repairs are Easier – If minor damage occurs, it can be repaired easily by replacing stones.

We are the Marine Contractor of Choice for Installation and Repair of Rip Rap in Sarasota Waterfront Communities and throughout Sarasota County

 If you own a home or business on the water and need professional rip rap services, we are the contractor to call.  We proudly serve the following waterfront communities:

  • Bay Island
  • Bay Isles
  • Bird Key
  • Country Club Shores
  • Lighthouse Point
  • Harbor Acres
  • Bay View Acres
  • Sapphire Shores
  • Sorrento Shores
  • Southpointe Shores
  • Indian Beach
  • And More

For Professional Marine Rip Rap Installation in Sarasota, 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

Rip Rap Sarasota
Rip Rap Sarasota
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service since 1987


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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