Learn their types and uses here.

As construction workers, we’re familiar with a variety of materials that we use for different tasks and projects. Today, we’ll be talking about riprap, specifically limestone riprap. This loose stone is commonly used to prevent erosion along shorelines by creating a type of wall or foundation. For more information about riprap for your project, visit our website. Let’s dive into limestone riprap!

All the varieties we’ll be covering today are made of crushed limestone, which is perfect for riprap as it is a sturdy rock that’s very weatherproof. There are four main types of limestone riprap:

  1. Type A – The first type of riprap is ideal for areas that have suffered severe erosion and are trying to be recovered, like along bridges or banks. Type A is great for steep slopes due to its ability to stay stacked and its hefty size – each piece of rock is approximately 18 x 30 inches!
  2. Type B – A little bit smaller than Type A riprap, Type B works for many of the same projects as Type A. Typically we see this particular type being used on slopes with less erosion than Type A.
  3. Type C – This type of limestone riprap is one of the most popular options on the market. It measures 6 x 18 inches, which makes it the perfect size for a variety of projects, like retaining walls, creeks and riverbanks. Speaking of which, you can find some more tips on maintaining your canal here.
  4. Type D – Unlike the other kinds, Type D is typically not used for erosion control. Due to its small size, an average of 4 x 12 inches per piece, many builders favor Type D as a base material.

Does your project need riprap, or do you believe erosion control is needed for parts of your land or yard? Protect your beautiful space for years to come by contacting the experts at Y Rock Trucking today. We can answer any questions you may have and get you set up with a free quote for your project.

Y Rock Trucking is one of the most trusted names in construction and material hauling in Polk County, Florida. Based in Dundee, we proudly serve all areas of Polk County, including—but not limited to— Bartow, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Lake Wales, Frostproof, Lakeland, Fort Meade, and Lake Alfred. We have fill dirt, rip rap, clay, milled asphalt, crushed concrete, road base, and more! Plus, we offer many services, such as land clearing, grading, leveling, drainage ditches, ponds and canals.