Riprap is used where a shoreline is continuously exposed to moving or rushing water:
- Along a lake shoreline to limit erosion associated with wave action.
- Along jetties to control wave pushing all they to a marina, beach or docks
- Along a shore line to improve aesthetics of a pond or lake.
Preventing erosion helps to keep the public safe. At first glance, riprap may seem like a simple thing but the power of water is strong in pushing against the shoreline or controlling the runoff from fields, parking lots and housing developments. Determining the effective size and amount of rock is key to a finished look to any pond, lake, or water way.