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Riprap Retaining WallsIf you have water on your Idaho property, you need to have a way to keep that water from eating away at the rest of your land. While there are plenty of available options for this purpose, a riprap retaining wall is one of the most effective. North Idaho Pavers is experienced in the installation of riprap walls, and we’ll be happy to handle this project for you in a professional manner. Take a moment today to get in touch and learn more about this approach to controlling water and why it might be the right pick for your situation.

What is a Riprap Wall?

Even if you aren’t familiar with the term “riprap”, you have certainly seen this type of waterfront previously. A riprap shoreline is one that has been piled up with rocks strategically to create a nicely defined edge for the water and to limit erosion. While a riprap shoreline will look like it was created casually or even naturally, there is actually quite a bit of knowledge and experience that goes into creating one of these successfully.

Benefits of Riprap

For North Idaho properties that are along the shore of a lake, or even that have a pond of their own, riprap is an excellent option to consider. Some of the many benefits of using this strategy include –

  • Stop erosion. For many people, this is the primary motivation for using a riprap wall. Once in place, the rocks will do an excellent job of breaking up the motion of the water as it runs into the shore, and erosion will be limited or prevented as a result. If you don’t want to see your land consistently eaten away and deposited into the water, consider a riprap wall as a great solution.
  • Visually appealing. Some of the other shoreline options that can help with erosion have a distinctly man-made appearance. There’s nothing wrong with that necessarily, but it might not be what you are going for on your property. With riprap, you’ll get something that looks far more natural, and it can blend nicely into the surrounding landscape.
  • Minimal maintenance. You probably don’t want to spend much of your free time caring for your waterfront, and this is another area where riprap shines. Once the work has been completed by a professional contractor, there is very little that you’ll need to do over time to keep the wall in good shape.
  • It lasts. This is a wall that is made from rocks! It’s hard to think of anything more durable, so don’t plan on needing to revisit this project anytime soon.

It’s Not As Easy As It Looks

You would be forgiven for thinking that anyone with a bit of equipment and a willingness to work could create a riprap wall. After all, it’s little more than an arrangement of stones along a shoreline – how hard could it be?

In reality, this is not a job suitable for a DIY project. For one thing, the soil under the location where the rocks will be placed needs to be prepared prior to creating the wall, and the slope needs to be checked to confirm that it is not too steep for this application. A layer of fabric is also often used to help with the erosion control and to prevent too much plant growth from coming up through the rocks.

Work with the Best

Since your new riprap wall is likely to be in place on your property for generations to come, it only makes sense to get it right from the start. That can happen when you opt to work with North Idaho Pavers for the job. We not only have the right equipment for the job, but more importantly, we have the right people to do the work correctly. When we are finished on your property, the end result will look and perform exactly as you had hoped. It is our commitment to you to always offer fair pricing on quality work, and we communicate with you openly throughout the job to make sure everyone is on the same page.

Learn More Today

Is a riprap wall the right choice for your needs? You don’t have to make that decision alone. If you bring in North Idaho Pavers, we’ll be happy to help assess the situation and determine what method would be the most effective to provide the results you desire. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and we hope to hear from you soon!

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