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What is Riprap

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by Barry Pavel

Riprap, also known as rip rap, rip-rap, shot rock, rock armour or rubble, is rock or other material used to armor shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour, water or ice erosion.

It is made from a variety of rock types, commonly granite or limestone, and occasionally concrete rubble from building and paving demolition. It can be used on any waterway or water containment where there is potential for water erosion.

New Retaining wallRiprap works by absorbing and deflecting the energy of waves before they reach the defended structure. The size and mass of the riprap material absorbs the impact energy of waves, while the gaps between the rocks trap and slow the flow of water, lessening its ability to erode soil or structures on the coast. The mass of riprap also provides protection against impact damage by ice or debris, which is particularly desirable for bridge supports and pilings.

It is frequently used to protect the base of old Edwardian and Victorian sea walls, which being vertical are often undermined. The riprap absorbs the impact of the waves as they shoot up the wall and then fall back down.

New MuseHG site now live

Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Barry Pavel

We have upgraded our site! Yes, has been upgraded to bring our visitors a better experience. We’ve kept the site looking the way it did but everything ‘under the hood’ has been updated to utilize the most current tools available. We hope you enjoy the new site.

And by the way, if you are live in, or own a business in Denver, North Carolina and need a professional and reputable company to help with your landscaping, construction or demolition projects, please give us a call at (704) 340-4445.