Rip Rap

‘Rip rap’ describes the large-sized stone or boulders typically placed along shorelines, on the slopes of earth dams and embankments or around the abutments of bridges to control erosion and enhance the integrity and safety of the structures. Rip rap for erosion control is available from many Graymont quarries.

Did you know?

There are three distinct types of limestone, defined by their magnesium carbonate (MgCO3) concentrations. These types are Dolomitic (35 to 46% MgCO3), Magnesian (5 to 35% MgCO3) and High calcium (less than 5% MgCO3).