Marine Rip Rap

Protect Your Shoreline from Erosion in with Rip Rap

Living on a lake, pond or river has many benefits. Not only can you go boating and fishing, but you can also enjoy the serenity that comes from living on the water. However, living on a shoreline also means you are susceptible to erosion. In effect, waves from the water can impact shorelines by depositing layers of gravel, sand, and debris. As a result, erosion occurs. So, how do you protect your shoreline from erosion? One of the most popular methods to control erosion is with rip rap walls. Not only will rip rap help reduce erosion, but it also will give your shoreline a finished natural look. With that in mind, if you are looking for the best rip rap contractor, contact Wood Dock and Seawall. With over 30 years of marine construction experience, we are a leader in rip rap installation and repair industry.

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What is Rip Rap?

Rip rap is natural rock placed along shorelines to prevent water erosion. Also known as shot rock, rock armor or rubble, it is commonly used throughout Florida. In fact, rip rap has increased in popularity due to its natural beauty, strength, and protective properties. Here at Wood Dock & Seawall, the stones we use are natural, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly. Additionally, to make sure the rocks stay permanently in place we use stones sized from 6 to 12 inches.

What are the Benefits of Rip Rap?

• Helps Prevent Erosion – In the first place, rip rap absorbs waves coming towards your property reducing erosion.

• Is Aesthetically Pleasing – Secondly, it is aesthetically pleasing. As a result, the stones give your shoreline a finished look.

• Looks Natural – Another benefit is the aesthetic appeal of rip rap.  In other words, it looks natural.

• Creates a Natural Habitat for Wildlife – Additionally, rip rap provides a natural habitat for oysters, crabs, fish, and other marine life.

• Requires Less Upkeep and Maintenance – Overall, the stones used are self-adjusting to settlement and movement. Meaning, they need less maintenance.

• Repairs are Easier – To summarize, rip rap can easily be repaired by replacing stones.

Why Choose Wood Dock and Seawall?

Wood Dock and Seawall has been the marine construction contractor of choice throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties for over 30 years. In that time, we have gained the knowledge and experience needed to install or repair any rip rap wall. Additionally, our team is committed to providing you with the highest quality products and finest craftsmanship in the industry.

Wow! What a beautiful riprap seawall they built for us! Such hard work! Great job! Worth every penny! Very professional!

Mary Ann L

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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