Rip Rap are small chunks of granite or other natural rocks, usually flat that are broken into smaller pieces. On average Rip Rap comes in pieces of rock that are about 6” x 6” in overall size. The size varies is often sold by the ton. When a ton is ordered it comes with many different size pieces with some that are smaller than 6 inches and others that are larger. Rip Rap is the perfect choice when going for durability, cost, decoration, and usefulness. When you are looking for something that seems natural but also has a very useful benefit, this is the way to go.
Uses Of Rip Rap
Rip Rap has many uses and benefits in a landscape design including drainage and decorative solutions. It is the perfect natural and artistic looking solution to divert water in a landscape to the intended areas while reducing erosion. It can also be used as a decorative accent in mounding and contouring where it can be used to highlight the landscape features.
Rip Rap is also used in large-scale applications where it can be used to prevent erosion on hillsides. Rip Rap comes in many different colors and shapes so finding the perfect one for your project will take some consideration and thought. It is best used in locations where the setting is a native one.
Before Laying The Rip Rap
Before laying the rip rap, an erosion control fabric must be laid down to help keep the rock from going under the soil. This fabric will also keep the soil separated from the rock. This will help the drainage become more effective and it will also help keep the rock in place at all times.