Riprap uses rock, coarse stone or boulders on the edge of a bank or water shore to provide shoreline erosion control. Riprap can be an integral part of a shoreline landscape and has several advantages over other materials such as concrete, wooden seawall or steel sheet piling.

The most cost effective solution

The most eco-friendly solution

It can be colonized by some insect and native plant species

It can blend into the shoreline and be partially hidden by reestablished vegetation.

It does not act as a barrier for organisms that move in and out of the water.