Marine Rip Rap Snead Island

Over 30 Years of Rip Rap Experience in Snead Island

Prevent erosion in Snead Island with a rip rap wall.  Also known as shot rock, rock armor or rubble, rip rap is commonly used throughout Florida due to its natural beauty, strength, and layer of protection it provides. Whether you are looking to install new rip rap, or you need your current rip rap repaired, our team of experts will work with you to ensure that your rip rap meets your needs. With over 30 years of experience, we have protected thousands of homes and business in Snead Island and throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties with rip rap. As a fully licensed marine construction contractor we handle all aspects of your installation from pulling permits to construction. Locally owned and operated, we employ only the best team of specialists that possess the specific knowledge for any size commercial or residential installation or repair job.

Is Rip Rap an Effective Way to Protect Shorelines Against Erosion?

Yes, rip rap is used to reinforce shorelines against water erosion by absorbing the force of waves. Without rip rap, waves can substantially impact shorelines by depositing layers of gravel, sand, and debris. Erosion is the result of waves breaking along shorelines and carrying pieces of the shoreline back out into the water. Rip rap that is placed along shorelines, rivers, stream beds, bridge foundations, near piling and on steep slopes can significantly reduce erosion. At Wood Dock & Seawall, our professionals install stone that is natural looking, long lasting, and environmentally friendly. 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.

Rip Rap Snead Island

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.

For Professional Marine Rip Rap Installation in Snead Island, 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 Snead Island
Rip Rap Snead Island
Rip Rap Snead Island
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When you choose Wood Dock and Seawall to install or repair your boat dock, you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving the best service for your investment. At the same time, you are receiving the highest quality products in the market, including:

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