Rip Rap
Erosion Control Products

Rip Rap Erosion Control Products are designed to address the strength and erosion control requirements when stabilizing a shoreline. Since these areas a specifically prone to erosion, having an extra layer of support underneath the rip rap can help increase the efficiency of your design.

Rip Rap Locations

woven geotextilesRip rap is commonly used in locations dealing with high levels of erosion due to wave action, tides or frequent runoff. Due to the seriousness of erosion these areas, rip rap is used as a permanent solution. Some of the places where they have been used most often include the following:

  • Shorelines
  • Coasts
  • Beaches
  • Banks
  • Bottom Slopes

 

Woven Geotextiles

Woven Geotextiles are one of the most commonly used erosion control products under rip rap. Due to their high overall strength, they are well adapted to holding large rocks, small rocks or other shoreline materials. Many of the woven geotextiles listed on our site will offer a high layer of strength for holding up during installation and several meet AASHTO Class I or Class II standards.

Models Include:

  • 150 lbs. Grab Tensile Strength
  • 200 lbs. Grab Tensile Strength
  • 315 lbs. Grab Tensile Strength

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Installation Geotextiles with Rip Rap

Installing a woven geotextile under rip rap should be done prior to any placement of rock or stone. Installing a geotextile under rock is similar to a general geotextile installation:

  1. Prepare the Install Area by Removing Rocks and Objects
  2. Smooth and Level the Area
  3. Lay out the Geotextile Fabric
  4. Anchor the Fabric with Staples or Pins (edges should be overlapped by 12 inches)

For some locations, adding a layer of gravel may be required to help prevent any damage to the cloth.

View General Installation Guide