Living Shorelines - Erosion Control Solutions - RipRap

Glenn Lester Co is your one-stop-shop for all your erosion and shoreline repair needs. Rip-Rap is our game and we have over 30 years of experience.  Whether you’re looking for help with something minor or need an experienced professional to take on a larger scale project — our team is ready to handle it all. Prices will vary based on tons of rock needed per linear foot, grading and clearing work (if needed), and other factors. You can take relief in knowing that the permit aspect of the process will be fully handled by our staff and office (with the added benefit of lower pricing than surrounding local permit services). 

Living Shorelines are the preferred erosion control option of naturalists and the Virginia Marine Resource Commission. Browse through the list of common rock installation services below, and get in touch for your free estimate and onsite appointment. 

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RipRap Revetments

Need your shoreline cleared and a new revetment installed along the shore line? Or a revetment to go in front of a failing bulkhead? Talk to us today.

Riprap Marsh Sills - Living Shorelines 

Also known as Marsh Toe Stabilizations, this is a rock formation installed about 1.5' - 2'  away from the existing shoreline. Are you worried about your wetland and marsh grass having their root systems eroded away? This rock formation is designed to protect the root system from waves and tidal action. Installed about 1' out in front of the grasses, and sometimes adding beach nourishment sand behind the rock, this is a common solution for many properties in the area, and also the suggested directive from the Virginia Marine Resource Commission.  

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RipRap Breakwaters / Groins

Groins are rock formations commonly installed to help restore lost beaches and sand replenishment.

Hand Laid RipRap - Small Erosion Solutions

Some areas are not feasible to be reached by heavy equipment, and can best benefit from rock being installed by hand and from the water side. If tackling a repair on your own, always remember, adding Filter Cloth under the rock is always vital in any erosion repair using rock.

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