More Than Just A Pile Of Rocks
Rock Slope Protection (RSP) is among various bank and shore protection materials and methods. RSP, also called riprap rock or riprap, consists of one or more layers of rock; it is placed along river and stream banks, or along ocean and lake shores to prevent erosion.
This is a commonly used method to protect soil from erosion in areas of concentrated runoff. Riprap is a layer of very large stones interlocked together acting as a barrier on slopes that are unstable because of seepage problems or areas that are receiving a large concentrated flow.
Uses For Riprap Rock Include:
Erosion can compromise bridges, wash out adjacent roadways, or cause loss of property; preventing erosion helps to keep the public safe. At first glance, riprap may seem like a simple science for mitigating the power of water, but it requires a lot of evaluation from engineers.
Ripraps can be used to stabilize cut and fill slopes preventing erosion and other stabilization problems. Riprap, is extremely useful in a number of different construction applications such as:
- Channel Sides and Slopes
- Culverts inlets and outlets
- Drainage Structures
- Grade stabilization structures
- Storm drains
- Stream banks
The most commonly used sizes of rip rap are Grade 1 (12”-18”) and Grade 2 (18”-24”). This product is easy to install and repair, has a natural appearance and does not harm the environment.
Buy Your Riprap Rock From Main Street
California residents can count on Main Street Materials to meet all of their riprap stone needs. For more than 20 years, we have worked with local quarries where we source the highest quality rip rap on the market.
We offer fair and competitive wholesale prices to our customers and work with each individual who orders our riprap to ensure that they walk away with the right materials for their needs.
Our team of professionals is happy to provide you with useful information and advice for projects involving riprap stone. Our riprap can be picked up or bulk delivered to locations throughout California.