What’s the Best Way to Protect Your Shoreline?
The answer is: Riprap!
If you’re looking for long-term protection against shoreline erosion, nothing beats the armor-like toughness of riprap –specifically 6- to 30-inch-diameter fieldstone riprap.
When combined with the right thickness of filter-fabric and professional installation, a fieldstone riprap shoreline defies erosion and Father Time better than anything else can. It will probably outlast you.
Aside from being Mother Nature’s erosion warrior, a fieldstone shoreline also deters rodents – particularly muskrats. You may be well-acquainted with those furry little devils when they ripped up your current shoreline. (We’re guessing you feel like Bill Murray’s character in Caddyshack, lobbing dynamite at the gophers who chew up his golf course.)
If you haven’t crossed paths with muskrats, consider yourself lucky, but heed some advice: Muskrats can destroy your shoreline in weeks. Our standard riprap shoreline naturally deters muskrats, but if you add in our muskrat-proof invisible wire mesh, they might just pack up and leave (to go attack someone else’s shoreline).
Some may argue that a natural shoreline brimming with native grasses and plants is a better alternative to riprap. (We install those, too, by the way.) But for erosion prevention, rodent resistance, and overall ease of maintenance, we say riprap is king.
It doesn’t hurt that a professionally riprapped shoreline can increase your property value, not to mention the overall salability of your lake home.
Riprap stands up to erosion, rodents, and Father Time, and makes your entire shoreline look better.