Have issues with water erosion? Rip Rap, also known as rip-rap, shot rock, rock armor, or rubble, is the perfect way to fortify shorelines and prevent the loss of soil. In addition to preventing soil erosion, rip rap will add a clean, finished look to water features, retention ponds, and landscape beds.
Rip Rap is a sedimentary limestone. Gaining its name, Rip Rap was originally used as a warning system and underwater aggregate in shallower waters with high traffic. “Rip” from the ripples created on the water’s surface as the water rolled over the stones lining shallow waters. “Rap” is the sound created when ships came too close to shore hitting these limestone boulders.